NZ Borneo Eagles Outplay Australia’s Tribes Grab Borneo Sevens Rugby Title

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NZ Borneo Eagles are the 2017 Borneo Sevens champions. – Photo credit Eagles Rugby Club facebook

SANDAKAN: NZ Borneo Eagles emerged as cup winners of the 2017 Borneo Sevens tournament in Sandakan, Sabah while Sri Lanka triumphed in the women’s category Sunday.

The Kiwi team overcame challenge from Australia’s Tribe 7s 19-14 as Sri Lanka beat Thailand 12-05 to claim the cup.

Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) triumphed in the plate division 33-15 over Sri Lanka’s national rugby team and Korea pummelled Malaysia’s national women’s team 17-0 to take plate honours for women’s category.

Malaysia suffered another upset in the bowl category as the men’s national team suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of neighbouring country, Singapore but the luck wasn’t on their women’s side after the defeat to Eagles RFC Philippines (20-7).

Alabang Eagles triumphed over the Combines Old Boys Rugby Association (COBRA) 26-7 to take top honours in the shield division.