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SOCS Rydal Penrhos U16 7s tournament goes ahead after pitch inspection

SOCS Rydal Penrhos U16 7s tournament goes ahead after pitch inspection

A special rugby sevens tournament at Rydal Penrhos has been given the go-ahead after passing a pitch inspection.

The school will be hosting the second annual showcase on Saturday, March 4, which will feature 20 teams from across the country.

Teams for the newly named SOCS Rydal Penrhos U16 Sevens tournament were put into four groups, and following the opening games teams will be divided into Cup, Plate, Bowl, Trophy and Shield depending on their placings in each pool.

Welsh Rugby Union president Dennis Gethin will also be in attendance to view the action and dish out the trophies at the end of the competition.

After a barrage of rain over the past few days, Director of Sport Allen Boyd – together with other staff members – evaluated the pitches on Thursday, March 2 and

He said: “Whilst the pitches are moist we are going ahead with 7s on Saturday.

“However, we have lost one pitch at the moment so I am going to rejig the draw to 3 pitches which will involve shortening the games to six minute halves.

“The start time will remain the same for all round one games and we may run a little later than originally planned but at least the tournament will be on and we can expect some quality 7s play.

“The weather looks to be clearing between now and Saturday but regardless of what happens we will remain on.”

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