Rugby: Mini marvels are the pride of Lions

First published in Youth Sport by

BOURNEMOUTH under-7s finished ahead of rugby powerhouses Bath, as well as teams from Salisbury, Oakmeadians and Chippenham, to claim a cup triumph.

The Chapel Gate youngsters were crowned cup winners at the Salisbury Mini Rugby Festival.

Bournemouth progressed to the final after topping their group thanks to wins against Andover and Wootton Bassett and a draw against Salisbury.

Young Lions lifted the silverware after defeating Welsh outfit Llantwit Fardre by an aggregate score of 18-16.

The team’s proud coaches praised the spirit demonstrated by their players.

Bournemouth’s mini and junior teams train on Sunday at Chapel Gate and contact details can be found by visiting

Under-7s squad: Luca Annicchiarico, Sam Barter, Benjamin Davies, Charlie Hill, Tom Hopkins, Ioan Hughes, Dominic Jee, Dylan Rees-Coshan, Arun Samra, Lauren Saunders, Jamie Strachan, Ellis Young.

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