After losing the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) Super Cup trophy to Barewa RFC, Cowrie RFC had something to smile at the weekend they won the inaugural Racing 10s tournament held at the British International School Lekki.
The championship, which was part of the build up to the 2017 NRFF League, was also used to teach youths the rudiments of the sport. Among the teams at the event aside the Cowrie RFC were the host club, Racing RFC, Lagos RFC, Police RFC, Eco II RFC and Gosar RFC.
The teams were divided into two groups of three teams each, with Racing RFC and Police RFC qualifying for the semifinal from Group A, while Cowrie RFC and Eco II RFC qualified from Group B.
In the first semifinal, Racing RFC beat a grassroots Rugby team from Ajegunle by 17 points to nil, while Cowrie RFC defeated Police RFC with a last minute try and easy conversion that decided the game 7-0.
Cowrie RFC went on to win the competition with a 17-point defeat of Racing in the final game.
Speaking after the game, Cowrie RFC’s captain, Azeez Ladipo, said winning the tournament was crucial to the club, especially after their last defeat by Barewa RFC at the Super Cup in Abuja
The event also saw schoolboys and girls entertaining spectators with a display of tag rugby. British International School, Caro Favoured College, Dorcas Memorial College, Ojokwu Junior High, Falomo Junior High and Eko Akete Junior High featured in the school event, with British International School beating Ojoku Junior High in the final to win in that category.