Banks DIH through their iconic Banks Beer has come to the aid of the Guyana Rugby Football Union ahead of their must-win match Rugby Americas North-South Zone 15’s final with Guadalupe.
The match is currently billed for Saturday at the Guyana Defence Ground from 15:00h, however, should the rain continue, a shift could be made to the Athletics area in the National Park.
Communications Manager for Banks DIH Troy Peters related they are most elated to continue the long-standing relationship with Rugby and appealed for patrons to come out in their numbers and offer the necessary support to the team whose only ultimatum is secure victory.
The team is coming off a string of five defeats and Jamal Angus, appointed captain stated they have adopted a new style of play which is more fluent and allows more of a team effort in attacking. Only two overseas-based players are expected to join the ranks.
More so, Kenneth Grant-Stuart, head coach, indicated they are fully prepared for the task at hand and players are keen to make amends for past failures.
Additionally, match coordinator Terrence Stuart revealed Guyana has not played Guadalupe since 1999 when they hosted the Southern Caribbean Championships.
“We don’t know much about them since they have been away from Caribbean rugby apart from a sevens tournament in 2016. The French style has always to been to work from their forwards so we will have contain their forwards as much as possible to sit in the winners row,” Stuart contended.
Should Guyana win, they play Bermuda on May 11 in the North versus South clash for the overall RAN title.
The winner of that fixture will have the right to play the loser of the Mexico versus the Cayman Islands in the latter half of the year for promotion into the Americas Challenge Championships.