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Lionesses win in Scotland!

Updated: Jul 30, 2022

A championship and final for the Lionesse Pride up in Edinburgh

The Lions and Lionesses went to Scotland this weekend, competing at the 2022 Edinburgh City 7s held at Peffermill Sports Ground, just outside the city centre.

The Lionesses 7s were drawn with Scotland u21, Heriots and Sauventus – whilst the Lions 7s were drawn with Edinburgh City Allstars, Samurai, Jamaica & Germany.

The Lionesses led by Welsh International and current Quins star – Bethan Dainton, and assisted by mercurial half back Nicole Kwee and rising star Anna Davies, started their campaign with a 26-7 win vs Heriots, before manouvering a Scotland side 21-12 and then brushing past Sauventus with a score 52-0. Next up was Hearts and Balls 7s in a game which ended 33-5 to the pride which set up a final rematch vs Scotland u21s, who were on the look for payback. Fortunately the Lionesses were ready for the fight – a Courtney Pulsgrove hat-trick inspired the girls to a 40-5 victory to make it their second championship trophy win of the season.

Bethan Dainton was awarded player of the tournament for the womens' teams whilst fellow British Army peer Courtney Pulsgrove was awarded "Lionesse of the tournament".

The Lions 7s battled hard in Day 1, setting themselves up with a semi-final with military side 2 Scots Tigers. Some clinical attack from the squad saw the Lions record a 35-21 win to set up a final vs rising 7s nation Germany – who recently reached top 4 in the World Sevens Series in 2021. Unfortunately the full-time Germans proved too much for the Lions and so a trophy wasn’t our this time.

None the less…

A championship and final is not a bad weekend’s work…

And the squads now build for the next event!

Lions 7s Squad

1. Oscar Waite

2. Arun Watkins ©

3. Benjamin Murphy

4. Kit Keith - Debut

5. Luke Talbot

6. Jack Blackmore

7. Austin Beckett

8. Raphael Barberis - Debut

9. Will Westwood

10. Adam Waldron

11. Eoin Molloy

12. Alex Onyeahasi

13. Avery Smiles-Tyson

Lionesses 7s Squad

1. Nicole Kwee

2. Bethan Dainton ©

3. Madi Jones - Debut

4. Courtney Pulsgrove

5. Alex Wilkinson - Debut

6. Emma Oliver - Debut

7. Laura Westlake

8. Suzie Flowers

9. Anna Davies

10. Lieve Stallman

11. Lianne Everett

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