Studentlekene 2015 were played in Abrahallen on 20. February 2015. Four ladies’ teams and three gentlemen’s teams competed in sevens rugby for the right to be crowned as student champions 2015.
The games showed that the gap between NMBUI and NTNUI is closing, with NMBUI coming very close to a victory in the ladies’ competition, losing 15-14 to NTNUI 1 in the last action of the game. Generally both clubs have stepped up in both the ladies’ and the gentlemen’s competitions.
In addition to the traditional rivals, UiN students from Bodø signed up a team with no prior rugby experience. The hosts gave them an introduction training two days before the tournament, and the force from the north was to be reckoned with. A really amazing attitude and sportsladyship shown by the UiN team.
For the gentlemen, NMBUI opened the tournament by beating the NTNUI 1 team. Later the losers of that game went on to win the tournament after a 17-12 victory over Trondheim Barbarians (NTNUI A) in the final.
The victors were crowned, but there were only winners on the pitch. The report from the banquet is never to be published, though…
(All pictures by by Kenneth Haugland)