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Marist men & Mot High women win at Renwick Sevens

Marist A claimed the men’s title at the Tasman Sevens rugby tournament staged at the Renwick Domain on Saturday.

They proved too hot for Kahurangi in the final, winning 17-5, while Motueka High Senior beat their fellow Moteka High Girls combination to take out the women’s final 26-12.

BY PETER JONES [Marlborough App]

The women's finalists from Motueka get together after the final whistle.

 
Buller beat Moutere 23-17 to place third and fourth respectively in the women’s grade, while Waimea Old Boys downed Wanderers 22-19 to claim third in the men’s section.

In the men’s semis the slick Marist A combination thrashed Waimea Old Boys 38-0 while Kahurangi got up 27-7 over Wanderers to book their place in the decider.

The Bowl final was won by Riwaka who beat Buller 24-20, while Central won the Plate and finished fifth after downing hosts Renwick 26-12.

Next week the sevens action shifts to Motueka for the second tournament in the annual series.

Final placings

Men: 1 Marist A, 2 Kahurangi, 3 Waimea Old Boys, 4 Wanderers, 5 Central, 6 Renwick, 7= Nelson/Nelson College, 9 Buller, 10 Riwaka, 11 Marist B, 12 Moutere.

Women: 1 Motueka HS Seniors, 2 Motueka HS Girls, 3= Waimea Old Boys/Wanderers, 5 Buller, 6 Moutere, 7 Awatere.

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