Sherrards Assassins Rugby Sevens side had an outstanding tournament at the 2016 International Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens over the weekend. This is the second consecutive year that Sherrards Assassins have played in the International Open Competition which sees sides from all over the World competing.
The Assassins got off to an excellent start by winning their opening game in their group but could not raise their game for the second game leaving them in third place in the group and needing to win their final group game to go through to the quarter-finals. This they did the next day by beating the team at the top of the group in dynamic fashion which saw them march into the quarter-finals on the following day. The quarter-finals were against Wyvern Harlequins who have won the Competition a couple of times. Sherrards Assassins put in an exceptional performance and narrowly beat Wyvern Harlequins to see them go through to the semi-finals. Despite a courageous battle, the Assassins were beaten and went out at this stage. It was always going to be an uphill battle with the opposition having two players who have played at International level. Sherrards Assassins can hold their heads high being in the top four in this Competition. Overall, a great result.
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