Olympic dream ends for national ruggers


Guyana’s aspiration to qualify in rugby at the 2020 Olympic Games was shattered at the weekend with the national men’s side losing all their round-robin matches in the Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens Championships in the Cayman Islands.

The Green Machine, as they are called, went down 7-19 to Trinidad and Tobago, 12-14 against the host and 7-42 against 2018 champions Jamaica. They then lost to eventual champions Canada 5-42.

Some fortune came in the Plate matches when they won 17-12 against Trinidad and Tobago. The Guyanese were then defeated by the host in the Plate final 10-21.

Canada defeated Jamaica 40-5 in the Men’s final, while Mexico took the Women’s title by edging Jamaica 19-15.

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