Tones retains Sevens Crown

Wolfe Tones defeated Padraig Pearses in the final of the Melbourne Sevens to retain their crown.

It was a close encounter, as is usual against their local rivals, and the Tones found themselves with a considerable deficit to make up after early strikes by the Pearses

Trailing by 2-03 - 0-01 in the early stages of the final - the Tones steadied and showed their superiority by racking up 2-08 to Pearses 0-06 to close out the match - 5-08 to 2-09.