Touch Series – The League Table(s)

The current Touch Series standing are now available on our Tournament Portal.

Here’s a snap shot for you all!

 

 

Galaxy London Tournament

London Galaxy are hosting their 3rd annual tournament.  This has been a very competitive tournament in past years, used as a warm up for the 2010 Euro’s and the 2011 World Cup and this year for the 2012 Euro’s.  It usually sees national teams from Scotland, Wales and England, European teams will of course be invited as well as many strong club sides will enter.

Details:

When – Saturday 11th August 2012

Where – Staines RFC – “The Reeves” Snakey Lane (formerly Feltham Hill Road), Hanworth, TW13 7NB

Divisions – Men’s, Women’s, Mixed

Further details will be announced as they are confirmed by the organising committee.

 

NTS 2 – Oxford

Thanks to Oxford Touch for putting on a great show at the weekend!

A break in the horrendous weather lasted just long enough for a dry day’s Touch at the first NTS to be held in Oxford. The pool games were once again very tight, with several pool placings being decided on touchdown differences. The day concluded with a well fought final in which Galaxy won out 3-1 over Cambridge.

Other teams that went home with silverware were Tumeke (Plate), Bareback Riders (Bowl), and hosts Oxford (Shield). The full results from the day can be viewed at: www.eta.sportingpulse.net.

Gregg Cropper (Manchester Chargers) took home his second MVP male trophy of the season, and team mate Julie Walker took home the MVP female award. Congratulations too to Kevin Hobbs who was nominated most valued referee. Thanks are due to all the referees as well as the team of physios, first aiders, and volunteers who ensured the day ran smoothly.

Next up London, fingers-crossed for another great day’s touch in the dry…

Cup Winners
Galaxy 3 – 1 Cambridge

Plate Winners
Tumeke 6 – 2 Bristol Fijians

Bowl Winners
Bareback Riders 4 – 3 London Scorpions (2-2, went to drop off)

Shield Winners
Oxford Touch 6 – 2 Nottingham Touch

All results: www.eta.sportingpulse.net

MVPs:

Referee MVP – Kevin Hobbs
Male MVP – Gregg Cropper (Chargers)
Female MVP – Julie Walker (Chargers)

 

Vikings win Bournemouth 7s Festival Mixed Touch Cup

Touch continued to increase its profile at this year’s Bournemouth 7s Festival.

Thames Valley Vikings celebrate cup win

The event attracts 20,000 people, with national 7s rugby and national netball competitions taking place. But increasingly the focus on Touch has grown.

This year there was both a mixed and men’s competition, with both attracting around a dozen teams.

The mixed competition hosted some familiar names from the NTS and CTS, including Thames Valley, Galaxy and Warwick.

And at the end of 2 days of play, it was Thames Valley Vikings who took the cup title, defeating Galaxy in the final. Warwick also brought home some silverware, winning the plate competition after a loss to Thames Valley on Day 1.

NTS 1 – Nottingham results and league table

Nottingham hosted the first round of the NTS on 12th May with the rain subsiding for a day whilst the top 16 club teams descended on the new facilities at Gresham.

The new format proved to be a great success as everything seemed to run smoothly – even the weather.

After some tight pool matches, Galaxy, Scorpions, Tumeke and Durka progressed to the Cup semi’s with Galaxy beating Scorpions 5-4 in a closely fought final.

Cambridge took the Plate, beating The Raptors in the final, with Custard and Nottingham winning the Bowl and Shield competitions.

New for 2012, MVPs were awarded by teams for every game, with the winners trophies being collected by Gregg Cropper (Chargers) and Natasha Verniquet (Oxford). The referees were also not to miss out, with Nottingham’s Patrick Davies awarded the most improved referee of the day.

Well done to everyone who helped make the event a success and good luck to everyone for the remainder of the season.

Results

Please see all the latest standings and results from the first NTS competition at Nottingham here: Results

Link to the Cup Final here too: Video

NTS 2 – Oxford fixtures announced

NTS 2 is taking place in Oxford this weekend.

Full details on the tournament’s fixtures have been announced. Follow the link below to find out what games are happening when:

http://www.sportingpulse.com/comp_info.cgi?client=1-8967-0-224306-0&pool=-1&action=FIXTURE&round=0

CTS 1 and 2 – Thames Valley and Newcastle

Apologies for the delay in announcing CTS results, we are working hard to make this competition work in its first year. There have been a couple of issues in agreeing final standings and points.

As soon as these issues are resolved we will update you with the points standings and league table.

Meanwhile, Cambridge will be taking place on Saturday, June 16, and is set to be a great tournament.

London ’10s and Touch’ festival

The 2nd Annual London 10s and Touch Festival was held at Grasshoppers RFC in conjunction with the Church Charity Sports Day on Saturday 26th May.Due to clashing with a number of other events this year, 4 mens open teams and 8 mixed social teams took part, however the event was an unmitigated success judging by how much all the teams enjoyed themselves.

There was some great touch played throughout the day with the Mens Open division being closely contested by Caledonian Dockers, Warriors and London Rioters, all teams will significant international representation.

Ultimately it was Warriors who triumphed over London Rioters in a drop off, after playing to a 6-all draw at full time.

The Mixed Social division was a much more casual affair but there were still teams that played some excellent touch throughout the day. Special mention should be made of the Wisborough Wizards and Perfect Strangers teams who played really well in very warm conditions.

The semi-finals were played between Thames Valley Viking and the West Wildcats, with the Wildcats squeaking the win in another drop off.

In the other semi-final London Kites beat Magic Legends, who had basically brought along their entire entourage of ‘12,000’ travelling supporters but still could just not get to the final!

In the final it was Kites who proved too strong for the Wildcats and ended up winning the Mixed Social Division.

It was a fantastic day which ended up in the beer and cider tent with the normal shenanigans and live music that accompany such great events.A big thank you to the In 2 Touch referees and staff for making this event such a huge success again.

For more information on next years event go to www.london10s.com or to see some more photos of the day go to www.facebook.com/london.tens