Caribbean Cup: Bermuda Defeat Guadeloupe

September 21, 2019

Bermuda’s 29-man squad for today’s [Sept 21] Caribbean Cup fixture against Guadeloupe in the Rugby Americas North championships 2019, were crowned champions after they defeated Guadeloupe 33-10 at the National Sports Center.

Bermuda took the lead in the first minute when Alex Brown went over for a try and Dan Cole kicked the conversion to set the score at 7 – 0.

Both teams missed penalty attempts before Bermuda doubled their lead in the 25th minute when Jamie Baum scored a try and Cole kicked the conversion.

Caribbean Cup Bermuda Defeat Guadeloupe, September 21 2019

Guadeloupe’s Francois Carbonel missed his second penalty attempt, as Bermuda took the 14 – 0 lead into the half-time break.

Guadeloupe finally got on the board when Yann Guenec kicked a penalty in the 52nd minute. When Alexandre Dagorn stole the ball and ran it in for a try from the halfway line, they were down by six and with Guenec kicking the conversion, Guadeloupe was within 4.

Caribbean Cup Bermuda Sept 2019 (1)

In the 64th minute Bermuda was awarded a penalty try to extend the lead to 21 – 10. Less than a minute later Brown scored his second try of the game and then Cole kicked the conversion for the 28 – 10 lead.

Baum would score his second try of the game when he out sprinted the defense, but the conversion was missed to leave the score 33 – 10.

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