The Bermuda Police Rugby Football Club hosted the George Duckett Memorial Rugby Tournament at Police Field on Saturday [Jan 12], which saw four matches played.
This is the 40th year since the inaugural match took place. George Duckett was a former Commissioner of Police who was assassinated in 1972. He was a larger than life man at 6’5” tall, and was also an ardent rugby fan.
In 1973, the Police Rugby Section commenced an annual memorial game, and former colleagues and ‘Faded Blues’ [former police rugby players] continue to show their respect by attending this police sporting tradition.
Women’s 2nd’s: Police Women’s 2nd’s 4 Bermuda Women 2nd’s Select 1
The Police Women’s 2nd’s got tries from Tammy Hall, Erica McArthur, Mika Tomita and Kerry Heighin as they defeated the Bermuda Women 2nd’s Select 4 – 1, Genie Black scored the lone try for the Bermuda Women 2nd’s Select.
Men’s 2nd’s: Police Men’s 2nd’s 10 Bermuda 2nd’s Men’s Select 17
Renegades players Allan Fitzsimmons and Bennet Gibson both scored tries for the Bermuda 2nd’s Men’s Select in their 17 – 10 win over the Police Men’s 2nd’s. Chris Way from Teachers also added a try for the Bermuda 2nd’s Men’s Select, Way also kicked a Conversion. Jamie Schmerer and Ben Green scored a try each for the Police Men’s 2nd’s.
Women’s 1st: Police Women’s 1st Team 4 Bermuda Select Women’s 1st Team 5
Amanda Swan and Jess Gilbert both scored two tries each to lead the Bermuda Select Women’s 1st Team to a 5 – 4 win over the Police Women’s 1st Team. Also scoring a try for the Bermuda Select Women’s 1st Team was Orla Halpin. Erica McArthur scored two tries for the Police Women’s 1st Team, while Mika Tomita and Lauren Wilson added a try each.
Men’s 1st: Police Men’s Team 13 Bermuda Men’s Select 23
The Bermuda Men’s Select team scored two tries within the first five minutes and never looked back as they defeated the Police men’s Team 23 – 13 to win the George Duckett Memorial Plaque. Tom Healy from the Renegades and Teachers player Aldo Cambell both went over early for the Bermuda Men’s Select. Renegades player Phil Hall added a try, a conversion and 2 penalties for the Bermuda Men’s Select. Tommy Edwards scored try for the Police who also got a conversion and 2 penalties from Michael Kane.
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