Hungary’s national U-18 girls’ rugby team, the Magyars, recently played in the Wooden Spoon National 7s Tournament in London and gained some positive attention for their play, despite being a relatively new sport in this Eastern European country.
The British press seemed impressed. The Times ran a positive piece on the Magyar’s performance under the headline Hungarian Girls Catch on Fast to Seven’s Skills.
In the article, Jenny Sutton, the England women’s grand-slam winning player, said, “They showed real skill with passing out of the tackle and a good range of catching, things that young girls are not always good at.”
According to the article, “The Wooden Spoon National School 7s, which took place in London, Mar 20-24, is the world’s largest rugby tournament in which some 7,000 children, aged 13 – 19, compete annually. Wooden Spoon is a rugby charity which aids disadvantaged children and young people.”