Camels dominate in Round Two of Qatar Rugby 7s

 15 Feb 2016 - 7:29

Camels dominate in Round Two of Qatar Rugby 7s
A player poses with his Man-of-the-Match award during the 2016 Qatar Rugby 7s at Aspire Zone on Saturday.

Doha: The Camels 1 continued their winning streak and high scoring performances posting two huge wins in the Round Two of the 2016 Qatar Rugby Sevens on Saturday night at the Aspire Warm Up and purpose built Rugby pitch. 

The exceptionally cool evening affected the fundamentals of the game but not the scoring ability of a few teams.
The Camels 1 won their opening match against the College of North Atlantic (CNAQ) by a thundering 54 points to 5. To their credit the college boys became the first team to cross over the Camels line so far in this competition.
Al Khor was the next victim for the Camels as they went on another scoring spree 42 - nil. As expected the young bay boys were high spirited and full of vitality knowing they were up against some of the top national players including the Fijian trio.
Earlier in the evening, Al Khor managed to block out the Blue Falcons 26 – nil. 
The best match of the night ended up in a draw when the Camels 2 played host to the DRFC Hurricanes. The Camels second side started of brilliantly and looked like they may run away with the match scoring 2 quick tries before half time to lead  12 -5. DRFC looked like a different outfit to the one playing last week with a much more improved defensive line. Their attack up the middle and one handed offloads was pretty to watch. They had more ball possession and willing to swing the ball from left to right and back again in the same set of play. Their risk taking strategy to flirt with the cool breeze almost won them their match however a missed conversion in the dying minutes was heart breaking for them. The final score 17 -17.
The Blue Falcons second match was against Camels 2 who proved to be too good for the French boys beating them 26 nil.
DRFC Hurricanes also had a surprising victory 26 - nil over the Lions. The Lions who generally have a flare about their playing style just could not do anything right. It was a far cry from the glory days when they used to be the team to be feared.


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