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Southwold win first U21/University Returners rugby festival

PUBLISHED: 12:53 19 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:53 19 April 2017

Ross Cowie, of Eastern Counties, presents the trophy to Southwold captain Tom Debenham

Ross Cowie, of Eastern Counties, presents the trophy to Southwold captain Tom Debenham

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Eastern Counties, in conjunction with Southwold RFC, hosted its inaugural U21/University Returners Festival on Easter Sunday in Southwold.

The aim of the event was for clubs to re-connect with their former youth team mates now at university, and play in a friendly festival. Southwold laid on a beer festival and BBQ to support the event, and around 80 players from Colchester, Hadleigh, Diss and Southwold took part.

Each team played each other initially, but the sides were so well matched, and after two rounds, all four teams had both won and lost one game each, with only one score separating each team.

After the group stage Colchester beat Hadleigh 19-0 in the 3rd/4th place play off, with Southwold reversing their earlier result against Diss, to claim The Southwold Cup with a 17-5 win.

Ross Cowie, chairman of Eastern Counties CCPD, presented the trophy to Southwold skipper Tom Debenham.

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