Winners Emerge in Edo Rocketbull Schools Rugby Sevens Tournament

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By Dipo Olowookere

The third edition of RocketBull Schools Rugby Tournament on Thursday, June 21, 2018 took center stage at the Emotan College in Benin City, the capital of Edo State.

In the Primary Schools Tournament, Prison Staff Primary School defeated Iyogbe Primary School 10-0 to cart away the Shield.

Master Amobi Junior of Iyogbe Primary School however won the Most Valuable Player award, while Master Arebamen Kenneth scored 4 Tries to win the Top Try Scorers award.

The Girls Secondary Schools category saw a highly determined Idia Collage dethrone the host and former champions Emotan College by 10-5 in a thrilling final match.

Miss Osarieme Igodaro who captained the Idia Collage team was adjudged the Most Valuable female Player.

Meanwhile, Cup winners of Pit Bull Schools Tournament held in May; Asoro Grammar School returned to win the Boys Tournament and lift the prestigious trophy after defeating Prison Staff Secondary School 25-0.

Master Victor Arebamehen won the Most Valuable Players award while Master Lucky Abdul scored 9 Tries in the championship to win the Top Try Scorer award of the Tournament.

The One Day School’s Rugby Sevens Tournament was organised by one of the Coaches, Mr Emeka Matthew, of the Edo State “Get into Rugby” Program. a brain child of their Head Coach, Mr Ntiense Williams, that has been ongoing for about four years in Edo State.

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