Gallery: Vickers captains winning side in all-Wisbech sevens final

PUBLISHED: 17:25 08 September 2009 | UPDATED: 09:14 02 June 2010

March Rugby 7s tournament

March Rugby 7s tournament

By ADAM LAZZARI FANS of Wisbech Rugby Club fans will have been delighted to see winger Shane Vickers, recovering from a 17-month injury, captain the winning team in March Bears annual pub sevens tournament. Vickers, who scored a try in Wisbech s famous 29

By ADAM LAZZARI

FANS of Wisbech Rugby Club fans will have been delighted to see winger Shane Vickers, recovering from a 17-month injury, captain the winning team in March Bears annual pub sevens tournament.

Vickers, who scored a try in Wisbech's famous 29-12 EDF Junior Vase quarter-final defeat to Castleford in February 2008, has been out with cruciate ligament damage.

He is now the club's vice-captain and is available for selection in this weekend's opening game of the season, at home to Billericay in the London League Division Three North East at 3pm.

Vickers, who has featured in two of Wisbech's pre-season friendly matches, said: "I actually played with an injury in the Castleford game.

"It's great to be back, I feel fit and I hope to get picked this weekend.

"The sevens' tournament was a bit of a laugh, but it was still pretty satisfying to win the trophy."

Wisbech head coach Steve Drawbridge said: "Shane is a big player for us and I expect him to play a big role for us this season as vice-captain."

Vickers captained a team called Hounds on Sunday.

They beat Hares in the final and both teams, made of players from Wisbech Rugby Club, were representing The Hare and Hounds hotel.

Team Gallards beat Thorney in the final of the plate competition.

The previous day saw a mixture of Wisbech first and second team players win a friendly 15-7 at Fakenham.

Andy Claydon scored a try and Wisbech's other points were scored by second team skipper Andy Heighton and Sam Anderson.

Wisbech second team travel to Norwich for a Norfolk League match tomorrow.

Training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, and anyone interested in playing is welcome.


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