GRFU shortlists 34-member training squad for RAN Sevens

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The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) has shortlisted 34 players for the upcoming Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens tournament, scheduled for October 16–17 in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The squad listed for training is mostly made of newcomers with a few seasoned campaigners.

The Guyana ‘Green Machine’ will be sharpening their skills to butt heads with archrivals Jamaica, who bested them in the last tournament in 2019.  This year’s tournament is a qualifier for the World Rugby Challenger Series in 2022.

The GRFU has already requested permission from the National COVID-19 Task Force to commence training and is awaiting a response.

“The GRFU remains committed to observing the COVID-19 protocols and also to the COVID-19 vaccination campaign,” the Union said in a release on Monday.

Below is a breakdown of the players and their clubs.

Panthers Rugby Football Club: Godfrey Broomes, Jamal Angus, Osei McKenzie, Tyreese Prescod, Owen Adonis, Lancelot Adonis, D’Arcy Durant, Rondel McArthur, Kareem Fisher and Selwyn Henry.

Caribs Rugby Football Club: Kempton David, Kevon David, Alex Crawford, Elio Cameron and Makaya Smith.

Guyana Defence Force Rugby Football Club: Avery Corbin, Dwayne Schroder, Sean Phillips, Glenroy Poole and Jamal Mona.

Police Rugby Football Club: Shawn David, Odida Douglas, Marlon Small, Adrian Hall, Kareem Simon, Michael Barrow, Scott Garraway, Richard Butcher and James Osborne.

Hornets Rugby Football Club: Ryan Gonsalves, Rickford Cummings, Peabo Hamilton, Patrick King and Johnathan Garnett.

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