Rugby: Christian Ogar Emerges MVP as Belhar Rugby Club Wins Darling 7s


Belhar RFC added another trophy to its shelf this weekend by winning the Darling 7s with Christian Ogar scored a total of 14 tries to emerge the MVP of the tournament.

The Darling 7s which featured 32 teams was staged in Cape Town, South Africa as one of the pre-season 7s tournament in preparation for 2016 league season.

The tournament served as a perfect avenue for the speed star to exhibit why he is referred to as the ‘Star Boy’.

Belhar RFC cruised to the final of the tournament defeating Kuilriver RFC by 24 points to 5 in the semi final and later grabbed the victory in the final trouncing the host Darling RFC by 34 points to 7.

The head coach of Belhar RFC 7s, Bronson Weir, who won the 2012 Africa 7s championship with Kenya as their head coach and also presently a consultant to the South Africa 7s students expressed his delight, acknowledging Ogar is a rare talent.

He said, “Chris seems to have settled after last week’s tournament, I started him this week and worked on a few individual skills, he made new mates and supporters happy to have him here. I must confess, he is a rare talent and we are happy to have him with us”

Ogar also reacted saying, “I am happy that things are working out good for me even though I never anticipated it will be this quick, I have to thank my coach for his support, patience and the technical inspiration he is passing on to me and also my team mates for accommodating me.

“I will like to dedicate this laurel to my former team back home Cowrie RFC, NRFF President Sir Fom Edward Pam, my mentors Mr Kelechukwu Mbagwu and Mr Dele Coker, my coach back home Joseph Ofoha popularly known as Bagio, and lastly NRFF Technical Director Fasimoye Olatunji for giving me this rare opportunity”.

The team is expected to take a break from 7s as they begin the 15s season on the 20th of February.