MMT Digital are keen to announce that we are proudly sponsoring the Apache Rugby 7s, who began their campaign for Rugby 7s glory in a truly regal fashion at Windsor – the Queen’s back garden on the 28th
The Apache Raiders began by dominating all their opponents until the semi-finals, during which the guys dug deep to overcome Redingensians in extra time. They then went on to draw in the main final, but lost out to a few dubious decisions, eventually losing a tense period of 'golden try' extra time when Carmarthen went the length to get the win. Having played well throughout the day the Apaches unfortunately lost to a strong Welsh outfit in the cup final.
Following April’s exciting day at Windsor on the 28th and checking into East Grinstead on 29th, the Apaches continued their great start to the season with a trip to Bury St Edmonds (Sunday 6th May) for the quarter finals. The group stage began positively, with 2 solid wins against Kamikaze and Esher. Both games were pretty close at half time, but the Apaches’ class showed through and they managed to win both games relatively easily. Following this they went on to meet the GB Students, who were keen and quick. They fell off a few tackles and lacked any real urgency and depth. As a result, the Apaches went down to GB Students and finished 2nd in the group, which saw them pitted against favourites Samurai in the quarter finals. Apache raced into a 14-0 lead, playing some outstanding 7's, which was appreciated by spectators and players alike. The restarts were key and the Burns brothers dominated the early exchanges. Samurai fought back though to lead 17-14 with a minute to go. A fine break from Tom Huggins saw him dragged down by John Rudd near the line. Then the tackler proceeded to cheat brilliantly to prevent Apache from getting the ball and scoring a certain match-winning try, and instead the ball shot out and they threw it wide where Andy Vilk went to the length of the pitch to seal the win for Samurai.
Then on the 12th May Apache Raiders and Braves were seen in Guidford where both groups won their sides to go through and meet the 2nd placed team from neighbouring groups. Throughout the day the Apaches posed a threat in all positions, and showed a class and level of composure and assuredness not seen often at this level of tournament. The crowd were impressed, the sun was finally shining, and the Apaches bagged their first tournament win of the season - good work all round!
So having put down 5 teams so far this summer it’s easy to say that the Apaches are storming and the signs for a positive season are strong. However, without MMT Digital, Apache are a Tomahawk short of a Chieftain, which is why we will be throwing them our support at the highlighted upcoming events in June. So if you’re as keen about rugby as we are then why not come and join us and see the crème de la crème of Rugby 7s doing battle in what will be a fun, frantic, and above all a fun day out!