The 2015 Dubai 7s was a roaring success and the J9 World Legends have taken the International Vets title after securing a final score of 21-14 against CNCF.
The J9 team’s second match proved they were serious about winning with a mighty 38-0 against Alcobendas in their second game. The Gulf legends were brushed aside by 59-0 then the legends beat Bulldogs 26-0 in the quarter finals.
The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens takes place at the Novotel World Trade Centre, which adjoins the Dubai World Trade Centre Complex. A perfect location for rugby legends to gather for a tournament. This year over 100,000 fans experienced the main event over the long weekend.
Sevens legend Waisale Serevi is J9’s player-coach and he believes winning is a perfect tribute to the man behind J9 Foundation, Joost Van der Westhuizen and New Zealand rugby legend Jonah Lomu who recently passed away.
Before the final matches were played out Serevi told the media:
Joost wants us to win. I had a message from the officials that Joost is not feeling well and this might be his last Christmas. Maybe he has until January or February and that is really sad, but he is a fighter and I was telling the boys we are playing for him.