Large crowds flocked to the 2013 World Police and Fire 7’s Rugby Tournament finals day at Queen’s University’s impressive sports complex at the Dub, Upper Malone as teams from across the globe competed for Gold medals in a selection of categories.

It was certainly a successful tournament for the Garda with the Irish Police picking up gold medals in the Women’s and Over 35’s competitions to add to a bronze in the Open category with an impressive win against Paris Fire.

The PSNI picked up the silver in the Over 35’s category and our favourite team Amsterdam Police picked up a bronze in the Open 2 category.

Unsurprisingly, New Zealand Fire went on to win the Open series but Amsterdam Police get our vote for team of the tournament with their ladies playing for Canada West and the USA in the Women’s Tournament and their men also doubling up for the Prison Service.

The medal winners for the various categories are shown below.

Men’s 7s Division 1 Open

RankTeam NameCountry
1New Zealand FireNew Zealand
2British Police RugbyUnited Kingdom
3An Garda SiochanaIreland

Images of men’s competition by Bob Given Photography. Downloads, prints and gifts available here.

Men’s 7s Division 2 Open

RankTeam NameCountry
1Welsh Fire ServiceWales
2North VancouverCanada
3Amsterdam Police RugbyNetherlands

Images of men’s competition by John McMurtry

Men’s Over 35

RankTeam NameCountry
1An Garda SiochanaIreland
2PSNINorthern Ireland
3British Prison ServiceUnited Kingdom

Men’s Over 45

RankTeam NameCountry
1New South Wales FRSAustralia
3British Prison ServiceUnited Kingdom

Women’s Open

RankTeam NameCountry
1An Garda SiochanaIreland
2Canada WestCanada
3Canada EastCanada

Images of the women’s competition by John McMurtry.

Belfast, and the competitors, can be extremely proud of their hosting and participation in these exceptionally friendly games.


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