Dwarves claim victory at MK Ruggerfest

The Seven Dwarves were crowned Eagle IPA Men’s Open winners at the ever-popular MK Ruggerfest on Saturday.

With more than 45 teams competing across various competitions, a cracking atmosphere was had despite the weather.

MK Ruggerfest.

MK Ruggerfest.

The Seven Dwarves saw off the Hammerheads in the men's final, but the ladies team was more successful, lifting the Kappa Teamwear Ladies Open after beating Try-Ceratops.

Organiser Andrew Flowers said: "A big thank you to all the 45 teams that made MKRuggerfest 2019 another resounding success despite the weather trying to trip us up.

"All of the matches played in great spirit with no cards issued throughout the day. Thankfully the sun shone through late afternoon for the live music festival.

"It was a great mixture of good quality rugby on pitches 1 – 3 along with the fancy dress and more social aspects of the game in the Men’s Beer and Ladies Social over on our slightly smaller pitch. It was also great to see so many teams at the after tournament party in fancy dress."

Awards on the day:

John Silk Award – Paul Welchy (Chelmsford)

Best Fancy Dressed Team – Drag Queens of MK

Honourable mention – The Pirates from Sunderland Flames

Character Press Men’s Beer Drinkers

Runners Up – Biggyfields 7s

Winners – Chelmsford Undertakers 7ft Under

Spinks Creative Ladies Social

Runners Up – London Irish

Winners – Hackney Gladies

Vizion Wealth Men’s Social Plate

Runners Up – Norwich RFC

Winners – Howzers Heroes

Speed One Sports Men’s Social Cup

Runners Up – The Seven Dwarves (social team)

Winners – The Mighty Beanz