FOR the second year in a row, players from Bletchley Rugby Club travelled to Holland to take part in the popular Amsterdam 7s tournament – only this time they would come up against an entire nation.
Drawn against some of the event’s top seeds, Bletchley’s ‘Heart of England’ side faced Templars 7 and the German national side.
In their opening game against Templars, Bletchley were thumped 57-0, and it didn’t get much better against the Germans as they fell 56-0. They fought back for some pride against Dutch side Haagsche though, but still came out on the wrong end of a 14-26 scoreline.
The following day was supposed to see another two matches, but after one team pulled out, Bletchley were left to take on a team called Waterland. After a thrilling 26-26 draw, the outcome of the game was decided by drop-goals, and unfortunately Bletchley lost out in sudden death.