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Friends Of Rugby League: Lagos Battle Cowrie

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As the ongoing “Friends of Rugby” 2010 League enters Week 08, it will be a clash of the titans as  Lagos Rubgy Club lock horns with Cowrie Rugby Club in one of the three matches scheduled for tomorrow at the National Institute For Sports, NIS,  pitch at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.

The coordinator of the 2010 Lagos Rugby Union League, Ntiense Williams, said: “The opening game for the 8th week fixtures in the ongoing league will witness the battle of the titans, with 2nd position Lagos Rugby Club locking horns with the Rugby League leaders and defending champions, Cowrie Rugby Football Club .

The Lagos team, who are second on the league table, will have their hands full when they take on the defending champions of the league in the match dubbed the star game of the week. The two teams will play their game by 12 noon.

The second encounter for the day will feature the Police trading tackles with Eco II  at 2pm, while Young Lions will confront Addax  in the last match of the day at 4pm.

Meanwhile, the results from the 7th week matches played last weekend showed that Cowriehave gained another maximum 6 points to give them a total of 41 points and are still sitting comfortably on top of the table.

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Lagos’s victory over Young Lions gave them an added 5 points to their tally, making it a total of 28 points and still maintain second position, while Addax  got 4 points from their narrow win against the Eco II Rugby to give them a total of 24 points and retain their 3rd position on the table.

Eco II, who narrowly lost to Addax RFC, still got a one bonus point for losing below 7 points, thus adding to their tally to remain in the 4th position with 15 points, while Young Lions  are  in the 5th position with 5 points and the Police Machine have  a total of 4 points to remain in the 6th position.

In Week 07 matches, three players were selected as the Most Valuable Players from their respective games. They are Bayo Odumosu of Lagos Rugby FC in the first match between Lagos and Young Lions, Malik Ahmed of Eco II in the second match and Cowrie Rugby Football Club’s first centre,  Tunji Oduntan, in the last match.

—Sunday  Akintoye