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Northeast Academy Men & Women Win Costa Rica Rainforest Sevens

February 19, 2017

Northeast Academy Men & Women Win Costa Rica Rainforest Sevens

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Photo: Northeast Academy

Doug Coil

The Costa Rico Rugby Foundation hosted the seventh annual Rainforest Rugby Sevens on February 18-19, 2017 at the Costa Rica High School, Concepción de Tres Ríos.

The Northeast Academy entered both a men’s and women’s team in this competition and the squads may be viewed by clicking on squads.

This tournament provided an opportunity for both the Costa Rican men’s and women’s national teams to compete against select sides from Canada, Panama, the United States (Northeast Academy), and a Barbarian side. In the past, teams from Mexico, the United States, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, and the Cayman Islands have competed and the tournament has been part of the qualification process for the Central American Games in Managua 2017 and the Caribe Veracruz 2014.

The Rainforest Rugby Sevens would not be possible without the support of several organizations. The Costa Rica Rugby Federation acknowledges the cooperation and support from Sport and Travel, the Northeast Academy, National Olympic Committee (CON-CR), Costa Rican Sports and Recreation Institute (ICODER) and the Franco Costa Rican High School.

The Northeast Academy Men’s and Women’s sides went undefeated in the tournament to win the Rainforest Sevens.The Men beat the Barbarians, University of Manitoba Wombats and Costa Rica on day one and then won against Costa Rica, University of Manitoba Wombats and the Barbarians on day two. The Women beat Panamá, the University of Manitoba Wombats and Costa Rica on day one and then won against the University of Manitoba Wombats, Costa Rica and the Tournament Selects on day two.

Based on the two days of the Rainforest Sevens, The Men’s Gold Medalists  were the Northeast Academy , while the Barbarians (Costa Rica) earned Silver and Costa Rica the bronze medal.For the Women, the Northeast Academy won Gold, Costa Ric the Silver and the Wombats from Canada, the bronze.

Schedule

Day 1 Recap: Saturday 18 February

  • Men: Northeast Academy vs Barbarians. 55-0
  • Men: Costa Rica vs Panamá. 43-0
  • Men: University of Manitoba Wombats (Canada) vs Northeast Academy. 0-31
  • Men: Costa Rica vs Barbarians. 19-12
  • Men: Costa Rica vs Northeast Academy. 0-55
  • Men: University of Manitoba Wombats (Canada) vs Barbarians.
  • Men: Panamá vs University of Manitoba Wombats (Canada)
  • Men: Costa Rica vs University of Manitoba Wombats (Canada) 14-19
  • Men: Panamá vs Barbarians.
  • Women: Northeast Academy vs Panamá. 50-0
  • Women: Costa Rica vs University of Manitoba Wombats (Canada) 38-5
  • Women: Costa Rica vs Panamá. 27-7
  • Women: University of Manitoba Wombats (Canada) vs Northeast Academy. 0-61
  • Women: Panamá vs University of Manitoba Wombats (Canada)
  • Women: Costa Rica vs Northeast Academy 0-43

Day 2: Sunday 19 February

Updated #rainforest7s schedule: (times are EST)

  • 10:00 Women: Northeast Academy vs University of Manitoba Wombats (Canada) 61-0
  • 10:20 Men: Northeast Academy vs Costa Rica 39-0
  • 10:40 Men: Barbarians v University of Manitoba Wombats (Canada) 12-5
  • 11:00 Clinic for local high school kids
  • 11:20 Costa Rica v University of Manitoba Wombats (Canada) 22-5
  • 11:40 Men: Northeast Academy  vs University of Manitoba Wombats (Canada) 44-0
  • Noon Men: Barbarians v Costa Rica 10-17
  • 12:20 Women: Northeast Academy Women vs Costa Rica 38-0
  • 1:40 Men: University of Manitoba Wombats (Canada) vs Costa Rica 7-19
  • 2:00 Men: Northeast Academy  vs Barbarians 46-0
  • 2:20 Women: Northeast Academy vs Tournament Selects *Score? Northeast Academy won

Tournament winners were based on pool play total points.

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