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Flying Blues Women claim Sevens crown

8th April 2015

Cardiff Blues Women were victorious in the inaugural WRU Women's Regional 7s competition held at Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence in Ystrad Mynach on Sunday.

Blues, led by Wales wingers Philippa Tuttiett and Raf Taylor, claimed the honours in the senior competition after beating the Ospreys 33-17 in the final. Earlier Blues had defeated Scarlets in the semi-finals, avenging defeat in the pool stages.

Tuttiett was delighted to have captained the winning team to success on a day where running rugby was the definite winner.

"It was great to see some of the young talent coming through and the crowd made for a great atmosphere,” she said. "We won our first two pool games against Ospreys and the Dragons but we were possibly a bit complacent going into the final pool game against the Scarlets.

“The great thing about sevens is literally the team that wants it more will get that win and Scarlets caught us off guard and earned the win."

"We knew they had strong players with Amy Lawrence and Shona Powell Hughes who have a great off-load game so we pressurised them as much as possible. We made sure we used our strengths which was a wide game, with all our players confident with the ball in space. We ran the tries in for a real team win," concluded Tuttiett.