Safari Sevens Day 1 wrap

Safari SevensThe Iconz boys have ascended on Kenya to take on Africa and the world. With sickness rocking the player group since arriving the prep for the tournament has not been ideal.  But to the credit of the boys they came together as a group and decided to go hard and give it there all.

After a nervous start against Newcastle wailers nothing came off for the Iconz team. The wailers had all the possession and jumped out to a 19 point lead in the first half. The second half saw more opportunities for Iconz but the team couldn’t complete and the final score was 41-5 . The boys left the pitch knowing they had let an opportunity slide.

To the credit of the players they rallied and in the next game against Namibia national 7s they stormed to a 19-0 lead after just 3min. But that would be where the tide would turn with Namibia fighting back and with a late try Iconz sealed a 26-24 win.

Then came the final game of the day facing the core IRB side Portugal. The winner would go to the cup the loser to the bowl. Again Iconz raced to 21-0 and with a try on half time it was 21-5 at the half.  This would be where it changed some silly decisions and utter fatigue kicking in Portugal took the lead 24-21 with the hooter going in the background. From here Portugal kicked the restart out on the full and worth done great vision Jonesy pulls back and through some great hands funds butcher who does an Iconz classic move bow with flash and down the sideline the iconz veteran goes to win the match and dive over the line.

The cattle dog mentality is kicking into the group and we look forward to taking on the curry cup side Western Province from South Africa at 1150am kenya time.  650pm est (Brisbane).

Coach Curto

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