Dinno sides in finals

Dininington Rugby 7s.  Dinnington in red  (w120703-7a)
Dininington Rugby 7s. Dinnington in red (w120703-7a)
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TWO sides from Dinnington Rugby Club have qualified for this weekend’s South Yorkshire Sevens finals.

The teams, playing on their home ground at Lodge Lane on Saturday, finished in the top three in their respective groups, in the second qualifying event.

Dininington Rugby 7s.  Dinnington in red.  Pictured is Liam Hopkinson scoring a try against Baildon  (w120703-7b)

Dininington Rugby 7s. Dinnington in red. Pictured is Liam Hopkinson scoring a try against Baildon (w120703-7b)

Dinnington ‘Velociraptors’ were third in Pool C after taking on sides from Bakewell, Wath, Creswell and Thorne.

The Dinnington ‘All Starrs’ were second in Pool D, winning three of their four outings against Sheffield, Baildon, Stanley Rods and Mosborough A.

Organiser Olly Dixon told the Guardian the day went brilliantly, as Dinnington Rugby Club raised money for Bluebell Wood.

“We got lucky with the weather and it was a fantastic day,” he said. “The feedback I got was that the rugby was excellent, and we chose Dinnington because they had the right number of pitches and the facilities are great up there.”

Dininington Rugby 7s.  Dinnington in red  (w120703-7c)

Dininington Rugby 7s. Dinnington in red (w120703-7c)

A cake stall and barbecue raised money for the local charity, while the bar was open all day.

The sevens finals take place at Thornensians RUFC, Thorne, on Saturday, with games starting at 11am.

Dininington Rugby 7s.  Dinnington in red  (w120703-7d)

Dininington Rugby 7s. Dinnington in red (w120703-7d)