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Rugby Fives


Rugby Fives National Singles Final 2013 - Tristao vs. Ellison

For the first time in 6 year we have Rugby Fives National Final without James Toop. Tristao vs. Ellison.

After an hour of seriously high quality play, Tristao walks away with the title. He outplayed Will with a spectacular range of shots. Final score 15-4 15-7.

He is the first Old Pauline to win since the great John Easy in 1969.

Rugby Fives National Singles Final 2015

This two and a half hour epic match to find the champion of the 2015 Nationals was one of the most spectacular matches in the history of the sport. The two finalists are Will Ellison and Daniel Tristao. Will won the title last year and Dan the year before. Both played consistently go hammer and tong together in the various regional finals and this was the big one.

Tremendous shots, clever play, tireless retrieval and pushing to the very limits of endurance are just some of the traits on offer for anyone who can stomach this match. Sadly the battery cut out at the business end of the third so the creatives among you can simply make the ending up.

Rugby Fives National Doubles Final 2013

Defending Champions Grant & Tristao take on Brooks & Ellison in this nailbiting final.

Only the first game was filmed.

The action took place on the 7th April and Alleyn's School, Dulwich.

London Open 2015 Singles Final - Tristao vs Ellison

Watch the full match from the London 2015 Rugby Fives singles final where Tristao defeated Ellison after a complete turn of the tide in the second game.
The full report can be read here:

Brian & Stuart play fives (doubles)

This is Rugby Fives which is a UK version of handball. Brian & Stuart of Derby Moor Fives are playing doubles in the North West Doubles Championship at Manchester

Rugby Fives National Doubles Finals 2014 - Semi final: Brooks & Ellison vs. Dean & Kay

The complete match of the hotly anticipated semi final from the 2014 National Doubles Finals. Defending champions Ellison & Brooks take on big hitting Dean and smart toe-hopping Kay. The underdogs put on a solid show in the first game, but sadly capitulate in the second.

Rugby Fives London Open 2016 - Highlights

The epic highlights of the London Open 2016 Rugby Fives Final in which Dan Tristao conquered Will Ellison after this monumental rally.

West of England 2014 Singles Final - Ellison vs Tristao

The final which changed all the rankings. Tristao held the no.1 spot going into this match, but left as the no.2 ranked players in the country, as a triumphant Ellison vanquished Dan in 3.

Crucially this gives Ellison the easier draw going into the National Singles Final in December and with it his strongest chance yet at winning the biggest title in fives - and the only one which eludes him to this day!

Rugby Fives WoE Doubles Final 2013, Grant & Tristao vs Ellison & Buchanan

The doubles final of the West of England Rugby Fives Championship 2013.

Daniel Grant & Daniel Tristao take on Will Ellison and Hamish Buchanan. The Dan's won this title 2 years ago, but Will & Hamish took it from them last year. Can Dan Squared claim it back on their third outing?

Dans win 8-11, 11-5, 11-8

South West Open 2013 Rugby Fives Doubles Final

Grant & Ellison take on defending champions Price & Tristao.

Grant & Ellison dominate and win 11-2, 11-4.
Full match report here:

Rugby Fives North West Open Final 2015 - Tristao vs Ellison

Tristao takes on Ellison in a final of unprecedented camera work. We advise you to turn the volume up to maximum though as comedians Butler & Russell finally deliver the commentary that fives deserves.

North Sea Beach Rugby - Bloody Good Beach Fives Rugby - The Hague Beach Stadium, The Netherlands

Beach Rugby - A strong BEACH FIVES RUGBY event.
North Sea Beach Rugby is an international, multi-day rugby event in the Beach Stadium on the beach of Scheveningen (The Hague) in the Netherlands.

Rugby Fives National Doubles Final 2014 (Highlights)

Some of the footage from the 2014 National Doubles final, where Will Ellison & Charlie Brooks looked to hold on to the Cyriax cup against Tristao & Grant, who wanted it back!

Sadly we could only film one court and the players moved back and forth as the courts sweated. This is everything we have - doesn't do it justice, but still great doubles action!!

Winchester Fives Barnes Bridge Final Highlights 2017

Winchester Fives Tournament held at Sedbergh School on Sunday 12th March won by Dave Butler and Ben Beltrami

Scottish Open 2013 Rugby Fives Singles Final - Tristao vs Ellison

Daniel Tristao takes on Will Ellison in the 2013 Scottish Open final.

Rugby Fives North West Open Singles Final, 2014

Join the action in Manchester as Will Ellison takes on James Toop in the NW 2014 final. James has never played this tournament before so his place in the final is all the more remarkable.
In the end Will's patience and power overcome James' tenacity, and the Wykehamist wins 11-6 11-6. This is the first time Will has won this tournament and it completes his full sweep of ALL regional titles.

The report can be found here:

Rugby Fives London Open 2015, Doubles Final

The full match between defending champions and no.1 seeds Ellison & Tristao vs no.2 seeds Grant & Kay.
The first game is a non-starter but the 2nd one pushes the top 2 doubles players in the country all the way. This has nothing to do with the long final the champs played earlier that day in singles but everything to do with Kay's class and Grant's brilliance.
The full match report can be seen here:

Winchester Fives Nationals 2015 - Final (Full Match)

Here's the full match from the 2015 Winchester Fives National Finals. An epic three-gamer between 6 time Champions, Ellison & Mohammed and 2 of the top Rugby Fives doubles players in the country, Grant & Tristao.

Full report:
It took just under 12 hours at this year’s Barnes Bridge for Dan Grant and Dan Tristao to emerge as first-time winners, and in doing so, become the first players to beat Will Ellison and Hal Mohammed in the tournament since 2008.

The Dans were soon 8-1 up and it looked as if Hal (who currently lives in Trinidad and for the last three years has flown over for this tournament to play his only Fives of the season) was going to struggle with the pace of the game, as Will and the Dans were smashing it around the front of the court.

Hal stuck in there, though, and by the end of the first game he was holding his own and so, despite the first game being 15-9 to the Dans, it was still not obvious which way the match would go. It was even less clear 20 minutes later when Hal and Will won the second game 15-4 to level the match, but Dan and Dan came out strongly in the third game.

They applied plenty of pressure to Hal in the left-hand corner who hit shot after shot back down the left-hand wall. Each time the Dans went ahead by a few points and it looked like they might run away with it, back came Will and Hal. But, in the end and after some phenomenal play around the front of the court by Will in particular, Dan and Dan proved just too strong.

North Sea Beach Rugby - Bloody Good Beach Fives Rugby - The Hague Beach Stadium, The Netherlands

Interview by Agnes Kamstra with The Barbarians (Youth) Team from Voorburg, Eten Leur, The Netherlands, 2 and 3 July 2016- North Sea Beach Rugby, Beach Stadium The Hague

Rugby Fives North Open 2014, Doubles Final - Ellison & Dean v. Grant & Buchanan

The action from the North Open doubles final at Durham. Short & sweet, Ellison and Dean dominate entirely. It's over in a blink of an eye and the duo walk away with their third title in a row.
11-2 11-2



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