Traditional Post-Gig Weekend Sports Matches Take Place

Rugby BallIslanders took on the ‘Rest-of-the-World’ in rugby and netball yesterday.

The rugby event is a traditional part of the Gig Championships weekend, where locals take on the visiting rowers on The Garrison.

It was a 12-0 win for the Rest-of-the-World, during a match described by Radio Scilly’s sports show host Mark Twynham as “a fairly good game.”

There was some confusion over the start time of the netball game and organiser Carolyn Garman says it was really a “Scilly versus Scilly match.”

The weather proved a challenge as rain forced the players to abandon the game. The score was 9-5.