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Jos Malcomines RFC beat Plateau Tigers to lift maiden 2019 Malcomines Cup

Dapo Sotuminu

 

 

 

 

 

Jos Malcomines Rugby Football Club lifted the Malcomines Limited 7s Cup after defeating Plateau Tigers 2 in a pulsating finale to lift the title, which was in its first edition.

The highly competitive cup was hosted at the Jos Polo Field Rugby Pitch, Plateau State.

A total of eight teams participated in the Nigeria Rugby Football Union sanctioned competition.

The event was officially hosted by the Plateau Tigers Rugby Football Club.

The team that participated are: Jos Malcomines RFC, Ilorin Stallions RFC, Abuja RFC and Kaduna Crocodiles RFC.

 

 

The Malcomines RFC team members line up before the game against Plateau Tigers of Jos

Others include Hanwa Spiders RFC of Ilorin, Zaria Elephants RFC and Plateau Tigers RFC.

The presentation of the Cup to the eventual champion after the high standard competition, was done by the President of the Nigeria Rugby Football Union, Sir Edward Fom Pam, who was supported by some of the Union board members present at the competition.

 

Malcomines RFC captain

The NRFU president, expressed his delight on the improved standard of competition, which he said reflects the hard work the Union has been doing to ensure Nigeria consistently present quality players and teams for both local and international tournaments.

 

 

He noted that, after the international transformation as directed by the African Rugby Union, from the Rugby Football Association, to the much accepted Rugby Football Union, the development of the sports has been very rapid and the number of Nigerians playing the game has increased tremendously, and this is not outside the doggedness, commitment and dedication of the clubs, players, officials, the members of the Union and the entire Rugby Union family members.

 

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