Blackadders continue success with cup win in Falcons event

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WHITLEY Bay Rockcliff RFC’s Blackadders Touch continued their successful season by winning the Newcastle Falcons’ Summer of Touch final.

Twenty-four teams played 322 games and scored over 1,000 tries over eight weeks at Kingston Park, and it all came down to the last night to determine the winners.

Teams were grouped into cup, plate, shield, bowl and vase competitions, which were determined by their final league standing following the first seven weeks of play.

Blackadders won the cup at the end of the final night.

After the games, a pizza/pasta meal was held in the platinum suite, where teams celebrated what had been a great competition.

Dean Richards was on hand to present Blackadders with the cup in front of more than 250 fellow touch rugby players.

Blackadders captain Philip Wilson, who had to miss the last two nights of competition due to an injury received in a previous game, said: “We have all had an excellent time at the Falcons this year, it is great to see so many local teams taking part in a locally organised competition.

“Newcastle Falcons have done the sport of touch rugby proud in the north east with their excellent organisation.

“The Falcons Beach Tournament in July is our next local competition where we are hoping to continue our success.”

Rockcliff’s family touch rugby sessions are on Thursdays from 6.30pm at the ground off Lovaine Avenue in Whitley Bay.

Those who wish to take the game a step further are encouraged to join in the success of Blackadders Touch Rugby.