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Knights of Racing emerges champions of NRFF,Sandie Rugby Christmas tournament

By Alex Monye
01 January 2016   |   12:44 am
Knights of Racing rugby club, at the weekend emerged the champions of the 2015 Christmas rugby championship.


016Knights of Racing rugby club, at the weekend emerged the champions of the 2015 Christmas rugby championship.

It was a weekend to remember, as TurboCrest Sports and La Cabana Lounge entertained Lagosians to an amazing weekend of fun and entertainment at this year edition of the Sandie Beach rugby fiesta.

The two day event commenced on boxing day, with kids from schools around the city of Lagos converging at La Cabana lounge to enjoy a wonderful day of rugby. All Stars defeated Island Seahawks by 4 tries to two to emerge the inaugural champions in one of the categories, while Agborodo Abuka was named the must valuable player of the tournament.

The second day of the championship witnessed an amazing display of stiff competition among home and international team from Benin Republic, the tournament saw amateur side, Kels RFC qualify as leader of Group A, while South West league side Gosar RFC emerged second in Group B. Gazelles emerged second runners up in the championship . The first semi finial encounter witnessed a surprise result as young Gazelles knocked out team Kels who are the defending champions, while the 2013 champions, Knights of Racing defeated hapless Gosar by 4 tries to 1 in the second semi finals.

In the final game between Gazelles and Racing Knights ,Gazelles got two tries up in the first half, the knights fought back to draw the game in the second half, but victory went the way of the knights through a last minute try from festus Nwasor.

Organiser of the event, Ayo Olatunbosun Johnson , C.E.O of TurboCrest Sports expressed gratitude to God, PZ Cussons, GlaxoSmithKline , the rugby fraternity and the general public for trooping out to witness the event , he also thanked the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation Vice President, Olatunji Fasimoye for his support and assistance towards the tournament.

He however assured that the 2016 edition will be better as sandie beach rugby Christmas championship will continue to hold in the country.