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XXXVII Champion Crowned

posted Apr 9, 2019, 3:09 AM by Site Admin   [ updated Apr 9, 2019, 3:10 AM ]
The WCC XXXVII has now been completed, and qpeace 's Beginners Mind RFC have been crowned World Club Cup Champions for the 1st time beating 5 time champions, Safe Hands Koodoo Rand Diamond Geezers 28 - 35 at The Old Mine Stadium in Zimbabwe.

The Geezers had a 20 - 9 point lead at the half, and they must have thought they were going to cruise home to a 6th Championship......but qpeace 's Mind...had other ideas....and a 52nd minute try by the Minds Wyatt Freshwater, drew them level and they eased ahead with Taione's conversion.

The rest as they say is history, and qpeace should be happy with the away win and his 1st World Club Cup Championship   

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

So the WCC XXXVII Final Standings look like this;

WCC XXXVII CUP CHAMPION - Beginners Mind RFC (SCO)
Runner Up - Koodoo Rand Diamond Geezers (ZIM)
3rd Place - Auckland Katipos R.F.C.
4th Place - Smaug's Team (NLD)

WCC XXXVII PLATE WINNER - Season 32's Sheep Of Antioch ENG)
Runner Up - Welcome Bay Bandits (NZL)
3rd Place - Alpha Company (USA)
4th Place - Ferocious Crocodiles (AUS)

WCC XXXVII BOWL WINNER - The Corsairs (ENG)
Runner Up -Peckham Tigers (CHI)
3rd Place -SK Spiders (SK)
4th Place - The Crows (IVC)

WCC XXXVII SHIELD WINNER - Muddy Casserole (USA)
Runner Up - Adelaide Marauders RFC (AUS)
3rd Place - Guns N' Roses (CRO)
4th Place - Acuticaudas RC (ITA)

WCC XXXVII VASE WINNER - New Emanuel RFC (ENG)
Runner Up - Galway French (IRL)
3rd Place - Patea Maori Club (PI)
4th Place - Mount Reynold (ITA)

WCC XXXVII PLAQUE WINNER - Hurons (CAN)
Runner Up - Barbarians (RSA)
3rd Place - Guerreros Choiols (ARG)
4th Place - Extra Large San Miguel (ARG)

WCC XXXVII RESIN WINNER - War-to-me RFC (PI)
Runner Up - HK Gentlemen (HK)
3rd Place - MatiMateo RC (ARG)
4th Place - Lakota Braves RC (CAN)

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 was one manager who has shown the qualities that I look for in a recipient of the award, and that is the Crows manager Barrels 

Even though he finished 3rd in his group, he fought strongly in the finals to finish in 4th place....pushing eventual winner the Corsairs strongly in the Semi-Final narrowly losing 28-33......great season mate.

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

WCC XXXVII IORWERTH AWARD
The Crows - Manager: Barrels

As mentioned a few seasons, 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 Nafta manager MrZeta who has been with us for many seasons, 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 them in the WCC

WCC XXXVII RFS SPORTSMAN AWARDS
Nafta - Manager: MrZeta

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

All Trophies have now been awarded