Bergen Scottish Society

Women's Rugby 7's - European Championship

• Women's Rugby 7's - European Championship
Saturday June 7 - Sunday June 8, Fana Stadium (daytime) and Finnegan's Pub (evening)

Although we were few in numbers at Fana Stadium in support of the Scottish team playing under the Rugby Sevens Tournament, our voices were heard and the Scottish flags seen (hopefully) by the women on the field.  They gave it their all, eventually only losing one game; the final against the team from Ukraine, who appear to have recruited some strong runners.

The Norwegian team were gracious hosts, ending up in 10th place, thereby keeping their place in their current division.  Hats off to the local Rugby association for their hard work and dedication in putting on this event! 

On the Saturday evening, the rain held off and the atmosphere outside at Finnegan's was festive.  The six members of the Bergen Pipes & Drums were well received, with the crowd not only singing along to 'Wild Rover' but throwing out requests as well! 

At the event's national song contest at Zacchen, the unofficial national anthem of Scotland, and adopted song of the Rugby Federation, 'O Flower of Scotland',  was beautifully rendered on Saturday, kicking it through to the finals on Sunday evening.  In the end, however, it lost out to the leg-kicking, joyful presentation of a well-loved Moldovian song by that country's rugby team.