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Second Belief Sports Elite NTS Cup title for Bareback Riders

Bareback Riders and London Scorpions continued where they left off in Nottingham as the Belief Sports Elite National Touch Series headed to west London.

The teams competed in their second Cup final of the season, with Bareback Riders coming out on top, just as they had done at the Riverside Sports Complex a fortnight previously. These two clubs have been the standout outfits at the top end of the England Touch competition structure for some time, and they will go into finals day as the teams to beat.

Hot Custard reached their second Cup semi-final of 2018, too, but there was plenty of movement elsewhere during a weekend which showcased how evenly matched many of the clubs are.

London Galaxy replaced CSSC Phantoms as the fourth semi-finalist, while Cambridge Hornets saw off Wigan Touch Warriors to win the Elite Plate and Nottingham Hoods took home the Elite Bowl.

In the Premiership competition there was silverware for Bristol Fijians in the Cup, while Guildford's G:Force continued their stellar rise by backing up their Championship Cup success in Nottingham with the Premiership Plate this time around.

The final winners of the weekend were Hot Custard Sloppy Seconds, who overcame Chester Cheetahs in the Championship Cup final, going one better than their Nottingham exploits in the process.

Finals Day takes over Billesley Common, home of Birmingham Moseley - one of England's most historic rugby clubs, on Saturday, May 12th.

This will be followed by the Belief Sports Elite NTS After-Party. Tickets are available for £5 via www.englandtouch.org.uk/membership (log into your account and choose the event from the dropdown menu) or by emailing Zoe via events@englandtouch.org.uk

These tickets will come off sale on May 6th.

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