All Blacks beaten in their finalbut charity is the true winner

Burgess Hill RFC hosted the Sussex All Blacks sevens and family tag tournaments in aid of Break Through Breast Cancer last Saturday.

burgess hill 7s team
burgess hill 7s team

Eight teams entered each, with the tag competition full of fun and excitement. Three times champions Pain Train went out in the semis to eventual winners the Plummers, who beat the Break Through Breast Cancer team in the final. The Young Guns won the plate competition.

In the adult competition, there were teams from across the county and it was highly competitive as Sussex All Sorts (Lewes Colts) and Sussex Sea Horses (Seaford and Hastings) played some spectacular rugby in the early rounds.

The hosts had two teams in the tournament with the Sussex All Blacks 7s playing in their pink Break Through Breast Cancer kit and Pain Train opting for bright Orange. Pain Train had a sprinkling of Fijians in their side and they produced some wonderful skills as well as bone-crunching tackles despite going out in the semi finals of the main event, losing by a conversion to Sussex Sea Horses .

In the other semi, All Blacks swept aside Sussex All Sorts in a bruising encounter. In the plate Hove Outcasts comfortably beat the Barbarians, while in the event proper Sea Horses showed their quality to defeat All Blacks 22-5.