TRY TIME: The Augathella Meat Ants can hold their heads high after a triumphant day at the Santos Roma Sevens on Saturday.
TRY TIME: The Augathella Meat Ants can hold their heads high after a triumphant day at the Santos Roma Sevens on Saturday. Ellen Ransley

Meat Ants return home with their heads held high

Rugby 7s: Scrolling through YouTube to learn the rules of rugby union on the way to Roma did not stop the Augathella Meat Ants from being one of the only teams to score against competition winners Island Breeze.

Club president and player Jeremy Franics said the initial feelings of running out against Island Breeze was that it was going to hurt.

"In the end it didn't hurt at all because they kept running around us scoring tries,” he said.

"But we did manage to put five points against them, which was great.”

Francis said, although having a bit of trouble at the start knowing what the rules were, the sevens turned out to be a great day.

"It was a bit worrying at the start because we didn't have many players but the town was bloody handy,” he said. "We had help from the Redbulls and the Cities who gave a us a few players so we could fill out the team on the day.

"Although we didn't win a game it was an awesome day and the boys are talking about making it a yearly thing.”

The Santos Roma Rugby Sevens ended up shaping into an epic final between the local boys from Cities who took on Island Breeze.

While the home side team put on a fight, they were no match for the Melbourne-based team made up of Fijians which took out the game 36-0.

In a game of fast feet, the away side was too quick for the defence, taking out the Tanya Osbourne Cup and $5000 in prizemoney.

As runners-up, Cities collected $2500.

In the AGL women's tournament, Brisbane side Tribes 7s won the Emilee Cherry Cup after defeating the Gympie Hammerheads 34-0.

In the men's plate, Scrum & Coke, made up of Roma locals, took on Swamp Donkeys defeating them 19-0 for the win.


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