Panthers, GDF claim wins in Bounty Farm 15’s Rugby
The Panthers and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) got comfortable wins over the weekend in the Bounty Farm 15’s championship that continued at the National Park Track and Field ground.
The Panthers on Saturday took every last bite out of a shorthanded Yahama Caribs side with the final score line reading 69-15. Caribs, only with 12 men, were not only outplayed, but taken full advantage of by the Panthers that smelled blood and attacked with a vengeance.
The sheer size of the Panthers team coupled with their full backs and wing players were virtually unstoppable on both sides of the ball, especially when inside of the scrum.
It was Ryan Dey with his forward play that took the attack to the Caribs, scoring three tries and a conversion, while Lloyd Anderson was having a good kicking day with three conversions and one try.
Rondel McArthur, Godfrey Broomes, Joshua Griffith and Jamal Angus were all in on the mauling as well with multiple tries as the score line went quickly out of control, midway through the final half.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, GDF topped the Pepsi Hornets 26-13 in their first 15’s match of the year. GDF, always a physical side, played with their regular chip on the shoulder and never allowed an equally good Hornets side to get comfortable for the entire game.
While the Hornets showed their skill and experience and were a bit more tactical in their approach to the game, GDF’s brute force and sheer will, along with their speed were too much for the Hornets side.
Avery Corbin, the big burly forward, once again proved why he is one of Guyana’s top players with two tries on the day and he was amply supported by Aluko Venture and Dillon DeAbreu with two tries apiece.
Joseph Rahaman had two conversions, while Cloyd Prowell scored the final conversion to ease the army men to the win.
Jason Tyrell and Delroy Gordon scored a try apiece for the Hornets, while Ryan Gonsalves scored a penalty in the losing effort.
The League will continue this weekend with the Hornets taking on Police on Saturday, while the Panthers will face the Guyana Defence Force on Sunday. Action will start at 16:00h on each day at the National Park.