Halifax Sevens title goes to Lizards

Halifax Sevens rugby union at Ovenden Park. Tony Curtis for Halifax.
Halifax Sevens rugby union at Ovenden Park. Tony Curtis for Halifax.

The Flying Lizards took the main honours while Heath went close to providing some local success in Saturday’s Halifax Sevens rugby union tournament.

Established in 2012, the Flying Lizards are a specialist sevens team with young players from Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire.

Beaten by Akuma Exiles in the 2014 final, they went one step further this time around as they got the better of three-times winners Caldy 30-19 to claim the Andrew Feather Memorial Cup.

The Codfathers - a team from Whitby - were the winners of the social title after needing extra time to see off Heath’s brave challenge.

Halifax RUFC spokesman Tony Curtis said it had been a “ stunning day.”

He added: “The tournament was fantastically contested with all sides producing some top-quality sevens rugby.

“There were also some great performances from the Giants cheerleaders, while the Crossbar Challenge proved a step too far for the players.”

Organisers thanked the referees, club volunteers and supporters.