Agunda’s Quins through to World 7s main cup

By eric odanga
Aug 18, 2021

Patrice Agunda’s team Harlequin are through to the main cup quarter final of the inaugural World Club Sevens championship which kicked off at Twickenham on Saturday.

Quins won two of their matches and qualified with Northampton Saints as two of the best two finishers in the 12-team competition.

In their final match, Quins which is coached by Howard Graham, a regular player at the Safari Sevens with British Army and other teams beat Auckland 31-14.

They only needed to avoid a big defeat to ease through but prevailed over the youthful New Zealanders. They led 12-7 at halftime. Charlie Walker and Miles Mantella steered Quins to the main cup quarter final.

In their first match, Quins were beaten 24-14 by ACT Brumbies and won the second match 24-19. It is in this match that Agunda sustained a knock but was expected to be okay for the second day. He did not play in the third match against Auckland.

Twelve teams are at Twickenham for the inaugural championship. Harlequins: Karl Dickson, Dave Ward, Patrice Agunda, Harry Sloan, Jeremy Manning, Joe Trayfoot, Henry Cheeseman, Jack Clifford, Jordan Burns, Louis Grimoldby, Miles Mantella, Charlie Walker.

World Club Sevens Day one results

Pool A: Gloucester, Western Province, New York, VVA Moscow Region. Western Province 19 New York 26, Gloucester 12 VVA Moscow Region 19, Western Province 17 VVA Moscow Region 19, Gloucester 26 New York 24, New York 12 VVA Moscow Region 12, Gloucester 27 Western Province 17. Pool B: Northampton Saints, Blue Bulls, San Francisco, Buenos Aires. Blue Bulls 19 San Francisco 28, Northampton Saints 0 Buenos Aires 30, Blue Bulls 7 Buenos Aires 7, Northampton Saints 12 San Francisco 19, San Francisco 12 Buenos Aires 31, Northampton Saints 17 Blue Bulls 7. Pool C: Harlequins, Auckland, ACT Brumbies, Kuban Krasnodar. Harlequins 14 ACT Brumbies 24, Auckland 33 Kuban Krasnodar 5, Harlequins 24 Kuban Krasnodar 19, ACT Brumbies 12 Auckland 24, ACT Brumbies 35 Kuban Krasnodar 12, Harlequins 31 Auckland 14.