The draw saw Kenilworth in a challenging group along with Sutton Coldfield, Leamington and Moreton Marauders. First up for Kenilworth was to be Sutton (from a league above). Early on Kenilworth struggled with adapting to 7s rugby and Sutton struck with a well taken try. However Kenilworth soon found their stride and at half time were up, 2 tries to 1. The second half saw Bobby Thompson run in a fine try from inside his own half. Kenilworth were now well in control with Jonny Openshaw and Pat Jenkinson dominating the lineout. Tries for Gareth Renowden and Pat Jenkinson finished off a fine opening victory for Kenilworth.
Next up were Moreton Marauders. The exchanges in the first quarter were fairly even but Kenilworth found their stride and came out comfortable winners.
The final group game, Kenilworth v Leamington, was to see who would go into the semis as group winners. In a hard fought game a sprightly Leamington went through by the smallest of margins, one more conversion than Kenilworth, propelling Leamington through as group winners. Kenilworth went to the semis as runners up.
Kenilworth then faced the undefeated Barker Butts, winners of the other group. The lost to Leamington had fired up Kenilworth and some bone crunching tackles from Ed Hannam and Steve Todd forced errors from Barkers which Kenilworth capitalised on with tries from Ed Hannam, Adam Hadwin, Jonny Openshaw and Rhys Jones seeing the lads through to the final.
The final with undefeated Nuneaton (from one league above) would be a big test for the young Kenilworth side but with some very well organized attacks and slick handling saw tries for Bobby Thompson, Rhys Jones and Gaz Renowden.
Kenilworth’s stonewall defence also came to the fore repelling numerous Nuneaton attacks and a final break-away try from Kenilworth’s Pat Jenkinson helped Kenilworth take the title in fine style.