Richmond win the inaugural Middlesex sevens title against Englandís best sides
A resounding 6-try win in the final capped a day of record-breaking scoring for Richmondís 7-a-side team as they won the inaugural Middlesex sevens on home ground. Their 38-10 win over Saracens in the final, followed 198 points in the three pool matches, including an astonishing
69-0 triumph over fellow Premiership side Wasps. Nicki Drinkwater top scored with ten tries, just as she had last weekend when Richmond qualified for the National tens finals with 247 points from their 5 matches.
Richmond 2s beat Harlequins 29-12 and Wasps 2s 19-12 to finish joint third in the 7s event.
Captain Alice Richardson received the trophy from the President of Middlesex, who later commented, Ď This Richmond team played the best sevens of the day here, showing every menís team on show the way to play this form of rugby; fast and opení. It was the second trophy for Alice in as many days as she received the ĎPlayer of the Yearí award just the evening before.
Englandís World Cup winning full back Josh Lewsey (pictured here with Sam Cornborough) has been helping Richmondís sevens preparation this week. ĎIím so chuffed for the girls. They are a talented, hard-working team, who are great fun to work with. I canít wait to do the next session before the Nationals. We need to make sure we keep on playing this way!í