Edinburgh University’s ladies triumphed at the BUCS Rugby Sevens Championships on Wednesday at West Park Rugby Club in Leeds.

As it’s a one-day competition, it was an early for the 24 men’s and women’s teams competing in the competition.

In the two women’s pools, two teams went unbeaten: Edinburgh and Hartpury, with the latter scoring 151 points in just three fixtures. Due to the size of the pools, there was only room for two more teams to progress to the competition’s semi-finals. Durham and Exeter joined Edinburgh and Hartpury in the first knock-out stage, as all were just one victory away from a title deciding clash.

 With great pace on the wings, the women of Edinburgh were making light work of any opponent they faced at the tournament, and their semi-final was no exception.

They put Exeter to the sword with a 31-5 victory while in the other tie, Durham defeated early pace setters Hartpury 22-17.

The first of the two BUCS finals was to be the men’s fixture.

Northumbria started the brighter with two quick-fire tries before Loughborough found some rhythm – at the half-time interval, Northumbria led 17-7. Loughborough came out of the blocks quicker in the second half, but a late Northumbria try under the posts, and subsequent conversion, saw them take the BUCS honours with a 24-19 victory.

Edinburgh’s women didn’t seem fatigued as they looked to add the BUCS rugby sevens title to the BUCS Rugby Union Championship silverware they won last month at Twickenham.

Durham played some nice rugby throughout the fixture, but the pace of Edinburgh, especially star player Megan Gaffney, proved to be too much for Durham’s women. Edinburgh won the BUCS Rugby Sevens Championship title with a 22-10 victory.

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