The Enfield Ignatians’ Pulsars rolled back the years to take Southgate RFC’s first ever charity tournament, The Walker Ground Charity Sevens.

In addition to a number of local teams, including Ignatians, Southgate and Saracens Amateurs, the guest sides also included the VI (Visually Impaired) Barbarians – some of whom had been capped for England as part of the national side’s VI Roses’ team.

In fact, Southgate RFC were generously using this occasion to raise money for The Change Foundation, which supports the VI Barbarians.

The Enfield Ignatians’ Pulsars breezed through the preliminary rounds of the Walker Ground Tournament before being pitted against the VI Barbarians in the semi-finals, and which required three Pulsars’ players to sport a pair of VI googles under tournament rules.

Some adjustments were clearly called for. However, the quality of the rugby was never an issue and it took a try from Leighton Thomas to separate the two sides.

The Pulsars were brimming with confidence, and despite coming up against an energetic Saracens side in the final, they stood firm as they added to their positive display in last year’s Middlesex Cup Vets’ run.