The Batemans Bay Boars have managed to carry their 2016 sevens success into the new year, with the U15s coming out on top in Sunday’s South Coast 7s event in Tathra.
Having made it to the final of last year’s Brumbies Super Sevens Series in Canberra, the girls went one better to take the Tathra Title.
Coach Peter Ngarima said he was pleasantly surprised with the girls results.
“It was actually quite a shock to see them take it out, because we have only had a couple of training runs this year so far,” he said.
“We just wanted to play a few games and see where we were at.
It was actually quite a shock to see them take it out, because we have only had a couple of training runs this year so far- Peter Ngarima
“A lot of the girls on the team play other sports as well, which helps with their fitness.”
The girls started their campaign with a narrow 25-20 win against the Far South Coast, before dismantling the Tuggeranong Vikings 22-0.
They had another big win against Jindabyne, triumphing 22-5.
The girls only loss of the day came in their final pool game against Narooma, where they went down 20-10.
They managed to bounce back in the final, however, again beating the South Coast in a 24-21 thriller to win the competition.
D’Zhane Lole Ngarima in fine scoring for the Boars throughout the day, crossing over for 11 tries.
It was also a good day for Batemans Bay’s Jada Flanagan, who helped the Far South Coast to the U17s title.
Ngarima said he expects his side to be raring to go again once the Brumbies Super Series rolls around in October.
“It’s pretty early on in the year and I expect we will have a few more come on board in the coming months.
“We’ll have more training runs and I’m sure we will be ready when the time comes.”
Ngarima also had a hand in coaching last year’s Boars U16s who took out last year’s Brumbies Super Series.
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