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XXXV Champion Crowned

posted Sep 8, 2018, 10:42 PM by Site Admin   [ updated Sep 8, 2018, 10:43 PM ]
The WCC XXXV has now been completed, and Safe Hands Koodoo Rand Diamond Geezers have been crowned World Club Cup Champions for the 5th time, beating rising stars, Auckland Katipos R.F.C. managed byr donkeysaint 37 - 20 at the Old Mine Stadium in Zimbabwe.

It was a fairly close game until the 58th minute, when the Geezers seem to change to another gear, but congratulations must go to donkeysaint who's team has had a rapid rise over the last few season, and to make the WCC Cup Final...is an achievement in itself.

However, again this season is all about Safe Hands team who for the 2nd season on the trott, took out both IGTWCC & WCC Championships, and will be automatically awarded the WCC Cup Masters Trophy....well done mate.

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

So the WCC XXXV Final Standings look like this;

WCC XXXV CUP CHAMPION - Koodoo Rand Diamond Geezers (ZIM)
Runner Up - Auckland Katipos R.F.C. (NZL)
3rd Place - Hammers (NAM)
4th Place - Canterbury of Carugate (WAL)

WCC XXXV PLATE WINNER - Pippero's (ITA)
Runner Up - Les Bandits Manchots (FRA)
3rd Place - Flying Circus (FRA)
4th Place - Egged On Soldiers (HK)

WCC XXXV BOWL WINNER - Welcome Bay Bandits (POL)
Runner Up - Alpha Company (USA)
3rd Place - Rc 3eme Mi Temps (FRA)
4th Place - One-eyed Ducks (IRL)

WCC XXXV SHIELD WINNER - Scooby Snacking Sheep Antioch (ENG)
Runner Up - Adelaide Marauders RFC (AUS)
3rd Place - Chiredzi Hippos (ZIM)
4th Place - AGA Rugby Club (POL)

WCC XXXV VASE WINNER - Aberystwyth Wanderers (WAL)
Runner Up - The Crows (IVC)
3rd Place - SK Spiders (SK)
4th Place - Busan Dockers RFC (SK)

WCC XXXV PLAQUE WINNER - Ravello Patriots (ITA)
Runner Up - West Point Army RC (USA)
3rd Place - Patea Maori Club (NZL)
4th Place - Les Noeuds Pap (NZL)

WCC XXXV RESIN WINNER - Berserkers (GEO)
Runner Up - RC Lapatate (FRA)
3rd Place - New Emanuel RFC (ENG)
4th Place - Mad Scientists Kraków (POL)

WCC XXXV JONESY WINNER - Drop Bear Nation (AUS)
Runner Up - Dragon Lord (PI)
3rd Place - Kingston Abbey (ENG)
4th Place - Amelika (PI)

Next we have the prestigious "Iorwerth Award" which was created in honour of BR manager and WCC Founder Iorwerth, 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.

Of course each season there are many teams that I consider for the award, and this season was no exception, but I believe that there were a couple of managers, who again shown the qualities that I look for in a recipient of the award.

Firstly, I am always amazed that managers can more swiftly up the rankings and achieve at a top level, and this season no one exemplifies this more than donkeysaint, who played a great WCC at the top level...well done mate.

Secondly in simIlar vein Flying Circus manager mandacus....performed very well in the Plate, and had some great wins...and some very close matches.....which I believe shows great skill and commitment 

So I am proud to announce this season's Iorwerth Awards go to;

WCC XXXV IORWERTH AWARDS

Auckland Katipos R.F.C. - Manager donkeysaint
Flying Circus - Manager mandacus

As mentioned last season, 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 Flaminio Runners manager jdona who has been with us at least since season 11, and has always competed at the top, with success at times, but always with a desire to compete....whoever the opposition...we are glad to have her in the WCC

WCC XXXV RFS SPORTSMAN AWARDS
Flaminio Runners - Manager: jdona

The Top Scorer Sheets have also been updated and you can see the winners on them HERE

All Trophies have now been awarded