Two plate victories for NTNUI in Vallhall 2015
The TabuSoro Vallhall Seven’s 2015 was playd in Vallhall in Oslo the 27th and the 28th of March. Twelve women teams and eight men teams met to an intense battle. The weekend included great rugby, hard tacles, some fractures, real party and lots of lots of fun.
For the ladies the weekend started Friday against BSI 2 with a beautifully played game and a 17-0 win to NTNUI. This was followed by the ladies’ 31-7 win against Horten two hours later. The girls could go to sleep as winner of their group Friday night. The boys managed a 5-38 win against Tønsberg and a 21-10 win against New Zealand Pirates.
Saturday morning both teams met ready with the spirit in place for another day of rugby. The gentlemen started the day with a win against Horten. They met Vänersborg next in the quarterfinal and although the NTNUI boys played well Vänersborg got that win 5 – 12. NTNUI met New Zealand Pirates in the semi plate final and won 33 – 12. In the plate final the oponents were Tønsberg and after a great game the NTNUI boys won 12-5 and earned the plate victory. The girls had a tough start Satuday morning as they met BSI 1 in the quarter final, the teams were both fighting fiercly, but unfortunately Bergen seemed to be the better team and won the match 7-0. The ladies met Horten in the semi plate final, and Oslo in the plate final, and had the wind with them winning both matches and becoming plate winners. They also managed to confirm they are at least the second best Norwegian team, in line with the results from the Norwegian championship last fall.
On the gentlemen’s first match the valuable player, and the ladies’ coach, Erlend Laukvik, was at the wrong side of a hard hit and ended up in hospital. As it was pointed out, there is a bright side to everything, at least he got to try morphine. The gentlemen’s coach Sølve Conradi Olsen then had to step in and was responsable for both teams for the rest of the tournament.
The weekend also brought along a few surprises. Who had known that the one that would appear the laziest at trainings could turn into a fast gazelle from New Zealand in Vallhall, or that the old president of NTNUI rugby, André, had returned under the cover name Kristian.
Congratulations to the Vänersborg that won the cup final for the gentlemen and to TambuSoro Angels that won the ladies’ cup final.