All Blacks star Khan dazzles in GB7s final

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An injury time try from All Black sevens star Rocky Khan secured a third successive GB7s title for elite outfit Samurai.

And once again, Write Angle Media was there to take care of PR duties and to create and man a press office for the duration of the elite competition

Khan claimed a second half double against Irish Wolfhounds in the final at Colwyn Bay only for a converted Mark Roche effort to level in the dying seconds.

That forced the contest into extra time and it was Khan who came up trumps – his third try not only taking the spoils in Wales but also securing the overall title. Previous rounds had seen the GB7s Tour head to Edinburgh and Coventry.

“The competition has been good throughout with some quality sides taking part,” the 26-year-old Kiwi said.

“There have been some close games especially the final which went into extra time.

“The event is right up there and there is a chance for it to grow even more.

“It was good to score the hat-trick as the boys had been giving me a bit of grief, asking when I was going to open up and score some tries. Luckily for me I was able to do it right at the end and had the legs to finish things off.”

Khan’s hat-trick took him to five tries on the day, level pegging with Samurai rookie James Golledge.

And they were also boosted by an impressive display from London Scottish and former England Sevens international Mark Bright who started off the scoring. Chris Banfield was also on the scoresheet with the Irish tries coming from Ian Fitzpatrick, David McGuigan, Harry McNulty and Roche.

Last week’s winners Apache won their third place play-off against Wailers and the Plate winners were the Co-Optimists, one of five sides who went into the competition as possible champions.

The Irish Wolfhounds finished runners-up in the championship, one point ahead of Apache.

Samurai skipper and All Blacks star Rocky Khan

Samurai skipper and All Blacks star Rocky Khan

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