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XXXIX Champion Crowned

posted Dec 7, 2019, 11:54 PM by Site Admin   [ updated Dec 7, 2019, 11:54 PM ]
The WCC XXXIX has now been completed, and ivelostmysparky 's Catfish Crusaders have been crowned World Club Cup Champions for the 2nd time beating Reigning Champions, Safe Hands Koodoo Rand Diamond Geezers 28 - 3 at the Cove Stadium in New Zealand.

The Geezers final did not start well, losing USA NT Player Teina Amosa in the 5th minute, and with him they may have lost a bit of self control, as it was only 4 penalties that separated both teams at the half.

However when Fullback Heath Mallard crossed the try line in the 63rd minute, the fat lady started to sing, and the rest as they say is history

Congratulations to all the other managers who took out the trophies in the groups.....some very fine, well contested efforts  

So the WCC XXXIX Final Standings look like this;

WCC XXXIX CUP CHAMPION - Catfish Crusaders (NZL)
Runner Up - Koodoo Rand Diamond Geezers (ZIM)
3rd Place - ALF Dolphins (PI)
4th Place - Aberystwyth Wanderers (WAL)

WCC XXXIX PLATE WINNER - Arieti (ITA)
Runner Up - Osnabruck Warriors (GER)
3rd Place - RC Wimaolca (FRA)
4th Place - Val-Vartej (ROM)

WCC XXXIX BOWL WINNER - Acuticaudas Rugby Club (ITA)
Runner Up - RC 3eme Mi Temps (FRA)
3rd Place - Pignolos Morlaix Gang (POR)
4th Place - MagnaRomagna (ITA)

WCC XXXIX SHIELD WINNER - Patea Maori Club (PI)
Runner Up - Royal Drop Bears (AUS)
3rd Place - Guerreros Choiols (ARG)
4th Place - Don Camillo Brothers (GEO)

WCC XXXIX VASE WINNER - Busan Dockers RFC (SK)
Runner Up - Gouna Goons (RSA)
3rd Place - Dragon Lord (PI)
4th Place - Barbarians (RSA)

Next we have the prestigious "Iorwerth Award" which was created in honour of BR manager and WCC Founder Iorwerth, and it is awarded to the team or teams that we believe have played throughout each season's competition with the commitment, passion and spirit, that was originally intended for the WCC, when the competition idea was conceived.

This season the Trophy goes to Catfish Crusaders manager ivelostmysparky who has pulled off a remarkable finals series to take their 2nd crown...and we are glad to have them in the WCC

So I am proud to announce this season's Iorwerth Award goes to;

WCC XXXIX IORWERTH AWARD
Catfish Crusaders: Manager ivelostmysparky

As mentioned a few seasons ago, I decided to introduce the WCC RFS Sportsman Award, in honour of one of the WCC Founders manager RFS.

For a long time I have been the face of the WCC, but there was work and reputation that preceded me and I have been proud to evolve and grow the comp since the early days, but RFS & Iorwerth were the managers who started the journey.

The Trophy contains a Shield and RFS's Basingwerk RFC "Well Warriors" Logo.

This season the Trophy goes to Aberystwyth Wanderers manager fatman who has also been with us for many seasons, in varying levels of the comp, but always there, always competing.....and always ready for the next season.....he and many like him are the reasons the WCC has been the no.1 comp for many seasons. He stunning run in the Cup this season, knocking off some great teams including mikemike778 's 5 times Champions Team Frodsham Koala Bears, is a feat in itself 

WCC XXXIX RFS SPORTSMAN AWARDS
Aberystwyth Wanderers - Manager: fatman

The top scorer sheets have also been updated, and you can see the Winners HERE

All Trophies have now been awarded

This also means that the winners will take part in the WCC Masters in the next week or so, over 2 Legs.

WCC Masters XXVIII Cup
 Smaug's Team (NLD) vs Catfish Crusaders (NZL)

WCC Masters XXVIII Plate
 RC Wimaolca (FRA) vs Arieti (ITA)

WCC Masters XXVIII Bowl
 Victoria Newcastle (GER) vs Acuticaudas Rugby Club (ITA)

WCC Masters XXVIII Shield
 Mad Scientists Krakow (POL) vs Patea Maori Club (NZL)

WCC Masters XXVIII Vase
 Tomitanii (ROM) vs Busan Dockers RFC (SK)