The thirteenth Hot Summer of touch was wrapped up in Hartenbos on Tuesday where a field of forty four teams played in searing heat on an unforgiving hard and dry Amphitheatre surface.

As with all the events in the series the touch was spectacular to watch and Springbok Willie Le Roux was one of the excited onlookers who enjoyed the action.

It was fitting that this years’ top two teams were the eventual finalists and once again the Living Legends took top honours with a convincing two nil win over the Reds.

The under fifteen section was once again won by the Rangers. Credit must be given to this great group of youngsters which travelled the entire circuit. They will definitely be a team to watch in the future. The plate was won by Daai Span.

Overall two hundred and fifty seven teams took part in the series with thousands of spectators witnessing some of the best touch rugby action seen for many years. Series director Grahame Bobrow said the level of competition has increased dramatically and the gap between the established professional teams and the next level of players was narrowing very quickly. “The competition was as strong as we have ever seen and the advent of the under fifteen section was a great innovation. With the help of event sponsors All Gold as well as We Chat and Wellington and Cola, the series was the best to date”

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