Nedlands wins Cockburn 7s

Captain Jake Stevens with the Cockburn 7's Trophy

Neddies got the 2013 season off to a great start at the weekend by taking out the inaugural Cockburn sevens tournament at Success. Having gone through their pool unbeaten on Saturday and Sunday morning, the boys saved their best for last, defeating a team known as Fresh 31-0 in the grand final on Sunday afternoon in blistering conditions. The team included several new players who will be turning out for Neddies this season, including former Hawkes Bay ITM Cup halfback Michael Ruru, who was awarded Player of the Tournament. The team also included several players who represented Neddies last October at the international Borneo Sevens tournament in Sandakan, including captain Jake Stevens, Jake Wilson, Dylan Loversidge and  Ryan McLeod. The Neddies boys are now in training for the Margaret River sevens competition on Saturday February 23.