Sharks Lose Out to Russia

After topping their group the Navy Sharks faced Zambia in their quarter final whom they beat to set up a semi-final against tournament hosts South Africa Defence Forces. Going 14 - 0 down was not part of Head Coach Steve Wrigglesworth's game plan but he was pleased with the way the team responded to score 21 unanswered points to win the tie. However the final proved to be a match too far and against a strong Russian side the Sharks could only manage one score and lost out 37 - 7. However the team did not go home empty handed. At the awards ceremony Carl Saunders was voted player of the tournament for day one and Matt Rhodes was voted player of the tournament for day two. A full report will be posted in due course.