Cayman Islands ruggers humiliate Guyana 58-14
Guyana’s senior men’s Rugby 15s team departed full of confidence that they will topple Cayman Islands in the qualifier to the Americas Rugby Challenge Series, but they got a rude awakening as they were dismissed 14-58.
According to the Rugby Americas North (RAN) Facebook page: “Both teams played a dynamic, open-field running game that thrilled the 500 spectators at South Sound Rugby Club, but the consistent pressure by Cayman Islands turned to field position and often points, resulting in a clear victory for the hosts.”
Cayman Islands ruggers take Guyana’s place in the Americas Rugby Championships to meet the likes of Colombia, Paraguay and Mexico.
Cayman Islands, ranked 52, are six places ahead of Guyana on the rankings. Heading into the clash, Peter Green, President of the Guyana Rugby Football Union, expressed concern over the small size of the field, but expressed confidence Guyana could still come out on top.
It is understood, a standard field is 70m x 100m with the in-goal line being 10m-22m, but in the Cayman it is 61m x 91m with an in-goal of 5m.
Guyana will now have to return to the Caribbean RAN Series and battle their way to the top to get another chance at qualifying for the Americas Championship.