Bermuda Rugby National Squads To Visit Toronto

May 22, 2019

The Under-15 and Under-18 national rugby squads will be traveling to Toronto on Thursday [May 23] to compete against Trinity College School and the Toronto Saracens, with the Bermuda and Trinity teams competing for the Devrae Noel-Simons Cup.

A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Rugby is pleased to announce that the Under-15 and Under-18 national squads will be traveling to Toronto on Thursday, May 23rd to compete against Trinity College School and the Toronto Saracens.

“The team and coaches from Trinity College School are no strangers to Bermuda rugby. The two sides have been competing against each other for several years, with the last pair of matches leaving the Bermuda team with a double victory over the visiting Trinity students. The Bermuda boys are excited to take the teams on once again on Friday, May 24th.

“There has been a long link between Bermuda and Trinity College School, with the teams competing on an annual basis for the Devrae Noel-Simons Cup, in honour of one of the Bermuda coaches who passed away five years ago.”

“Devrae was such an important person for Bermuda Youth Rugby” said Gareth Nokes, Head Coach of the U16s team, “He made a huge difference to Bermuda’s youth both on and off the pitch. To be able to remember him in this way is very special to us.”

Bermuda team and the Trinity College School team when Trinity visited Bermuda in the spring of 2018

Bermuda Trinity 2018

The spokesperson said, “The Bermuda teams will face a second round of games on the afternoon Saturday, May 25th, when they face the Toronto Saracens. The Saracens are a local amateur rugby club, supporting men’s, juniors, women’s senior and women’s junior teams, with a more than 60-year history.”

According to coach, Dan Roberts, “I am delighted that 36 high school rugby players will have the opportunity to test themselves against two of the best teams in Canada. These tours are crucial to their development and will serve as a great warm up for the Caribbean Championships in July.”

“Our ability to do this is a testament to the fantastic support that our sponsors have given to Bermuda Rugby and Beyond Rugby in recent years,” stated coach and Beyond Rugby Youth Development Officer, Patrick Calow.

“This has allowed us to create a sustainable structure with a deep playing pool of well over 250 children playing rugby regularly. We are particularly grateful to the support and generosity of Aspen Bermuda, without whom, many of our players would not have the opportunity to participate in overseas develop games such as these.”

The tour is being considered a warm up to the teams participating in the RAN U19 Superweek, being held in Barbados this July.

The teams will return to Bermuda on Sunday, May 26th.

Squad list

Dariyon Davis [Berkeley], Chaziah Brown [Bermuda Institute], Kian Thompson [Cedarbridge], Sylas Young [Bermuda Institute], Thomas Westhead [Renegades RFC], Isaiah Rickards [Mariners RFC], Zyun Smith [Cedarbridge], Miguel Postlethwaite [Cedarbridge], Jakee Simons [Berkeley], Tyler Kendall [Teachers RFC], Nathaniel Simmons [Police RFC], Matthew Daniels [Warwick Academy], Conor Somerville [Saltus], D’zuri Gill [Berkeley], Alex Whalley [Mount Saint Agnes], Caleb Roberts [Mariners RFC], Isaiah Cabral [Berkeley], John Froud [Saltus], Khabir Dill [Campbell College, UK], Nicholas Froud [Saltus], Jake Dunleavy [Saltus], Faizon Augustus [Cedarbridge], Peter Komposch [Saltus], Dakarai Grant [Cedarbridge], Thibaut Stefani [Somersfield], Devin Augustus, [Cedarbridge], Jacques Boonstra [Saltus], Jayvyn Iris [Bermuda Institute], Shawn Bremar [Cedarbrdige], William Nokes [Oundle, UK], Ashton Butterfield [Warwick Academy], Adrian McPhee [Warwick Academy], Jansen Smith [Cedarbridge], Devon Soto [Sandys], Deontae Armstrong [Cedarbridge], Malachi Paynter [Sandys]

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