Samurai do Premier League double

Sun, 12 Jan 2014 12:32
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Samurai beat giant-killers the Unlimited Titans 33-17 in the Cup Final on Sunday to secure back-to-back George Premier League Sevens titles.

Samurai beat giant-killers the Unlimited Titans 33-17 in the Cup Final on Sunday to secure back-to-back George Premier League Sevens titles.

Samurai were in a league of their own and stormed through the competition unbeaten to retain their crown and pick up the R1-million cheque.

The star-studded side beat Living Ball 19-5 in the quarterfinals and entered the Cup Final brimming with confidence after shutting out hosts SWD Eagles 26-0 in the semifinals.

The surprise package of the tournament, the Unlimited Titans, made it all the way to the Cup decider following a 19-10 win over the Sharks in the quarterfinals and an empathic 29-7 victory over Paul Treu’s Kenya in the semifinals.

However, Samurai proved to be a bridge too far in the Cup Final.

Kenya finished third thanks to a 33-15 win over the SWD Eagles in a one-sided third-fourth place play-off.

Living Ball bounced back from their Cup quarterfinal loss to Samurai, easing past fan favourites Kaizer Chiefs 43-5 before going on to topple the Sharks 26-22 to capture the Plate.

The Leopards, meanwhile, edged Eye of the Tiger 17-14 to clinch the Bowl. The former beat Masakane Old Boys 33-7 and the latter defeated the Cheetahs 24-19 in the Bowl semifinals.

Results:

Cup Final:

Samurai 33-17 Unlimited Titans

Third-fourth place play-off:
Kenya 33-15 SWD Eagles

Plate Final:
Living Ball 26-22 Sharks

Bowl Final:
Leopards 17-14 Eye of the Tiger

Cup semifinals:
Samurai 26-0 SWD Eagles
Unlimited Titans 29-7 Kenya

Plate semifinals:
Living Ball 43-5 Kaizer Chiefs
Sharks 19-12 Western Province

Bowl semifinals:
Eye of the Tiger 24-19 Cheetahs
Leopards 33-7 Masakane Old Boys

Cup quarterfinals:
SWD Eagles 12-0 Kaizer Chiefs
Samurai 19-5 Living Ball
Unlimited Titans 19-10 Sharks
Kenya 19-17 Western Province

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