GRFU aiming to send team to RAN Sevens tournament in October
The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) has signaled its interest in sending a team to compete in the Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens tournament, to be in the Turks and Caicos on October 16-17, 2021.
The Union, in a statement on Thursday, said the event is open to all RAN members and will serve as a qualification tournament for the World Rugby Challenger Series, which is scheduled for 2022.
The Guyana Rugby team, popularly known across the Caribbean as the ‘Green Machine’, will be looking to exact revenge on arch-rivals Jamaica, who got the better of them in the last tournament.
President of the Union, Ryan Dey, says preparation is being made for training to commence for eligible players. He is hoping the National COVID-19 Task Force can give the greenlight to local competition, thereby aiding in preparation for the much-anticipated regional tournament.
Presidents and coaches of the local clubs are asked to submit the names of five eligible players to the Union by July 2.