Dubaï Rugby 7s: Impis lose in semi-final
After a brilliant run in the group stage, scoring two wins and a draw, Monaco’s Impis faced Scottish team Projecx Waterboys in the semi-final of the Dubai Rugby Sevens International Open. Prior to the match, coach Nicolas Bonnet’s team received many expressions of support, including from H.S.H. Princess Charlene, Hereditary Prince Jacques, Princess Gabriella, and Bryan Habana, a member of the 2007 Rugby World Cup winning team. Despite their impressive determination, the Impis struggled to make their mark against the Scots, who train together throughout the year, and lost 29–0. This was nonetheless a good tournament for the Impis, who were competing in the event for the second time.