Everyone was very much in awe of the powerful performance from South Africa, Winners of the second round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.
We spoke to Alex Cook earlier today, who is based in the OES Dubai office and is captain for the Askaris Predators …
“Dubai 7s 2014 was a complete success this year with an action packed tournament for the Askaris Predators. With some awesome lines of running, crowd pleasing tackles and impressive score lines; The Predators reached the Cup final for the 3rd year running. With a tied score line at half time, the match had people on the edge of their seats, it could have gone either way. On this occasion, Tribe7s showed their dominance and became victors taking the title.
I’m extremely pleased with the accomplishments of the team at the Dubai 7’s event, they have shown themselves to be consistent each and every year. Thanks for the support from our sponsors, which none of which would have been possible without them”.
The OES team, accompanied by several clients had a fantastic weekend, which was enjoyed by all who attended. Special Guests included Leonna Mayor who enjoyed cheering on the participants!
Richard Upshall, OES’s Executive Chairman, said about the event … “A fantastic event as always and well attended by guests, family and friends of OES. The match play was something to behold, especially the performance of the South African side on the day. Kudos to the Askaris Predators who did us proud in every way, including the Spirit of the game. A big thank you to all involved, and a great sign off for 2014”.
Just a recap on the fixtures and scores from the Askaris Predators:
Thursday 4 December
Predators vs Tribe 7s – SCORE 19-24.
Predators vs Pink Ba-bas – SCORE 21-17.
Friday 5 December
Predators vs Warriors – SCORE 20-0.
Predators vs Kuban – SCORE 19-10.
Saturday 6 December
Semi Finals – Predators vs Dubai Hurricane Ladies – SCORE 31-5.
Finals – Predators vs Tribe7s 2 –SCORE 17-26.