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Helsinki Rugby Club

Founded 1999


Ladies Finnish Champions
2015, 2016

Men's Finnish Champions
2002, 2003, 2014, 2016

Men's Finnish 2nds Champions

Ladies Finnish 7's Champions

Men's Finnish 7's Champions
2010, 2015, 2016

Men's Finnish Cup
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Match Center

Porvoo OTS v Helsinki RC

7 - 31

| 19/03/2016 | Porvoo | Men 7s | Referee: Emmi Laine

Team line up

1 Vincent Garrone
2 Mathiew Harding
3 Paavo Honkanen
8 Jarno Warsa-Ritaranta
9 Wertti Bask
10 Richard Hennessy
11 Niilo Kivistö

Richard Hennessy

Squad members who may have played:

Brian Jordan
4 Mikko Moilanen (c)
5 Dario Forneris
6 Ronan Rochford
7 Giles Cooper


Tries: Paavo Honkanen (2), Wertti Bask, Richard Hennessy, Ronan Rochford.
Player of the day:
Notes: No conversions taken - 7 point tries awarded for scoring under the posts.


Match report

Saturday was the 3rd and last leg of finnish 7's championship. After winning the first two legs of the competition, and still unbeaten, the Miniguns traveled to Porvoo with two objectives: bring home the trophy and stay unbeaten.

The day started against Espoo Ice Bears who made their first appearance in 7's this season. After a few minutes of sloppy play the Miniguns tidied up and started passing the ball around. After that, Espoo were in the spectators seat as Miniguns took a 49-5 victory. One of the Espoo player's said "Well, that was a lesson!", as the teams shook hands!

Next up, Miniguns met their arch enemy Warriors. 60-0 score for the Guns after some point on kicking from Bam, excellent chasing from Ronan, Dario and Wertti and overall good team performance.

Miniguns were looking strong after a good start. Host team Porvoo tried to slow the Miniguns down, but commited a few crucial handling errors trying to keep pace. Miniguns took another convincing victory - 31-7.

Linna RC, who entered the tournament ranked second, came with a lot of good intentions and a good fighting spirit. Miniguns would not be rattled, and although the score remained tight until halftime, the Miniguns pulled it together and ran away for a 33-15 win.

So, here we were. One game left in the season, still unbeaten and Championship in our pocket. What a better opponent to play than our very own HRC Tiger Cubs? The Cubs had had an awesome day so far picking up their first 3 wins of the season, and playing to take home the entire tournament. It was the toughest battle of the day, as the Cubs left it all on the field. The game was tight until the last whistle. Miniguns took the win (31-12), but the most important thing was the great spirit between the two HRC sides, friends and brothers going at it for 15 minutes and then cheerfully hugging it out and celebrating all together!!!

So the Miniguns ride into the sunset as champions, after an unbeaten season! We'll be back for more in 2017!!! And special thanks from everybody in the Miniguns and Tiger Cubs squads go to Coach Bam!!! You made us CHAMPIONS!!!

Match report by Mikko Moilanen

Match video by Helsinki Rugby Club

Facebook gallery by Marsh Norris

Action from the Porvoo 7's where HRC win the tournament and the 2016 title and our second team pick up 3rd on the day!Photos by Marsh Norris.

Posted by Helsinki Rugby Club on Thursday, 24 March 2016