Byron Bay Sevens numbers add up

A RECORD number of women's team took part in the Byron Bay Sevens tournament this year.

Redland Bay finished on top with a 27-19 win against Sunnybank in the final.

"The women's final usually ends up being the best game of the weekend," event organizer Russell Rae said.

"This is the first time we've had 16 teams compete. We usually have 16 nominate but then two or three end up pulling out before the weekend.

"The skills and ability of some of these sides is some of the best I've seen."

The only thing missing from the women's final was the token streaker running across the field to delay kick-off.

However, there was still plenty of fun and colour throughout the weekend to keep players and spectators entertained.

It was the 24th staging of the event with a big 25-year anniversary planned for 2014.

"We haven't got anything set in stone yet but it will be one hell of a celebration."


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