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By HARRY CLARKE

AN ENORMOUS pool of 41 teams took part in the annual Santos Roma Rugby 7s tournament, filling the home ground of the Roma Echnidas for a colourful social event filled with football action.

Amid the party atmosphere was some highly competitive rugby union – teams competed for share in some $20,000 prize money.

It was a battle of universities in the Origin Women’s Championship. The coveted Emilee Cherry cup was won by reigning champions University of Queensland, who beat first-time Roma 7s entrants Bond University.

Coastal Brothers beat the Toowoomba Rangers to win the Premier Men’s Plate, while in the Santos Premier Men’s Championship, the Brisbane Fiji team beat the renowned 7s club Island Breeze to win the Tanya Osbourne Cup.

The “social” A-grade Men’s Cup was won by Tahi, who beat the Stag 7s.

Below is a gallery of social photos. Follow the Country Caller to see an upcoming video news story from the day, featuring the on-field action.

Third time lucky for the Dawson Jockey Club, holding a successful meeting after two previews wash outs.
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