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Is Seven(s) better than 15?

Capping a most successful season Macclesfield Sevens produced a successful defence of the Stoke Sevens trophy. Two events stood out. The result of their against home team Stoke was decided  only after a period of extra time by a ‘golden score’, inevitably an Alan McInnes drop goal. Their subsequent semi-final with Winnington Park also remained tied on normal time but this time it was a Mitchell try that secured the ‘golden score’ winner. Then in the final against Wolverhampton newspapers reported that the referees watch was broken so a touch line time keeper was nominated. The “time keeper” some how managed to extend the second half into a fifteen minute slog! This after Macclesfield had already played two sessions of extra time going into the final. The ultimately tired but triumphant team were; Miller, McInnes, Mitchell, Holland, Croxall, Bowyer Hope. They followed up their Stoke success in the Manchester Sevens eventually losing to Sale in the final. The scores were level, 5-5 at half-time in a tense and cagey affair. Sale eventually ran out 13-5 winners.

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Squad update | Anthony Watson has withdrawn from the England squad after he suffered an ACL rupture in Bath’s game against Saracens. Eddie Jones has called up Joe Marchant to the squad. We're all behind you on the road to recovery @anthonywatson_ 🌹

test Twitter Media - Squad update | Anthony Watson has withdrawn from the England squad after he suffered an ACL rupture in Bath’s game against Saracens.

Eddie Jones has called up Joe Marchant to the squad. 

We're all behind you on the road to recovery @anthonywatson_ 🌹 https://t.co/6bJxuVSJyf

A brilliant all-round performance from @EnglandRugby saw them into the #RWC2019 semi-finals #OTD

Squad update | Luke Cowan-Dickie has withdrawn from the England squad for the @autumnnations series with an ankle injury. Jamie George has been called up for next week's training camp in Jersey. All the best with your recovery @1_Dickie 💪

test Twitter Media - Squad update | Luke Cowan-Dickie has withdrawn from the England squad for the @autumnnations series with an ankle injury. 

Jamie George has been called up for next week's training camp in Jersey. 

All the best with your recovery @1_Dickie 💪 https://t.co/BPDzbHnHBJ

@JordanSimmo96 wasn’t taking no for an answer for this try was he?!! Well supported by Brendan Berry!! See the highlights on our Facebook page or YouTube channel!

At the heart of the @Springboks #RWC2019 triumph 🏆 Happy Birthday @fafdeklerk 🙌 🇿🇦

🇿🇦 With 68 @Springboks Tests and 742 points to his name, @mornesteyn has announced his retirement from international rugby

test Twitter Media - 🇿🇦 With 68 @Springboks Tests and 742 points to his name, @mornesteyn has announced his retirement from international rugby https://t.co/Si3UD6Mc1u

@bond_bug_mylo was glad to be back on the wing at the weekend it seems!!! #maccrugby (see our YouTube/Facebook pages for our highlights show on #maccrugbytv)

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