It was a chance for hookers and props to show off their skills at half back positions as there is no cleaning out, no ruck, no lineouts. According to organiser Craig Holman, 16 late entries had to be turned down at the last minute, such was the interest in the tournament, which was the first of its kind in Grahamstown.
As with all tournaments with different age groups, the quality and the pace of the rugby was always going to be different. In the boys U13 groups, the only group which had knockout rounds, the games were well contested and bordered on intense at some stages.
The final was contested bt PJ Olivier U13 and Youngsters, a team from Graeme College. Both sides had been slick and dominant through the round robin and semi-finals, but Youngsters were the better side in the final and were the deserved winners.
There was also a girls group which was well contested and won by the VP Cougars. The older mens groups were more about finesse and the gap openings, as there were many who had bolted off only to be reeled in near the tryline.