This years Competition took place at Perivale on the 14th September 2008.
Write-up from November 2008 OPA Newsletter:
As ever the tournament soldiered on in the face of ageing legs and bad hangovers. This year we had five teams playing:
The 2005 Leavers, The 2006 Leavers, The Recent Leavers, Jet Set, and Johnstone's Giants. The latter team, and indeed the whole tournament, played in memory of Robert Johnston an OP from 1997. Sadly, Robert died tragically last December aged 28. The usual flurry of rugby, burgers and beer dominated a sunny day. In the early matches the Recent Leavers (the 2008 Daily Mail Cup Finalists) impressed all with the speed and precision of their play in spite of nearly 5 months off. Jack Dever, James Booth, James Stephenson and co beat all before them going into the eventual final against Johnstone's Giants. The final proved to be a somewhat fiesty affair and as physical as 7's can get. The Giants were inspired by James Duggan, Aaron McGarry and the ever impressive Sean Flynn to win the match 25-17. In a fitting end to the tournament, Robert's brother Danny Johnstone collected the shield for the winning team.
See the Photo Gallery: Sevens 2008.