[Updated with photo gallery] Bermuda’s national rugby team started off their defense of their NACRA Caribbean title, beating the Cayman Islands this afternoon [May 19] at the North Field of the National Sports Center in Devonshire.
At the end of the first half, Cayman was leading 3 – 0. The first half was fairly brutal, with the Cayman Island medic on the field on more than five occasions, and two players were forced to leave the field to seek medical attention.
In the second half Bobby Hurdle went over for a try with several Cayman Island defenders hanging on, and Ian Henderson kicked the conversion to send Bermuda ahead 7 – 3.
Photo slideshow by John Manderson:
Bermuda will match up against the Bahamas in the next match of this tournament. This year’s Caribbean Championships will be extra competitive as the winners will be going forward as the sole Caribbean representatives in the World Cup Qualifiers for 2015 in England.
Bermuda National Rugby Squad for this tournament consists of Paul Dobinson, Dustin Archibald, Jahan Cedenio, Thomas Greenslade, Mike Williams, David Rourke, Bobby Hurdle, Peter Dunkerley, Darren Richardson, Andrew Hook, Henry Paddison, Pete Dunlop, Tony Ward, Tom Healy, Ian Henderson, Lachie Armour, Paull Davis, Tom Edwards, Neville Zuill, Andre Landy, Shauntino Simons, and David Pringle.
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