Rugby season opens with one-sided 15s affair


The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) kicked off its 2023 season on Sunday, with a 15s match in the National Park. In the encounter, the Vice-President’s XV ‘overthrew’ the President’s XV in a one-sided affair.

Panthers’ Godfrey Broomes led the Vice-President’s team to victory, bagging eight points. He opened the scoring by opting to take a shot at goal from a penalty, 40 metres from the try line.

After nailing the penalty goal, Kevin Wills bullied his way past the porous defence of the President’s XV on the brink of half time, leaving the score 8-0.

Lionel Holder further enhanced the dominance of the Vice-President’s XV by evading the defence, to open the scoring in the second half of the match.

Broomes, who was eventually named Most Valuable Player, then scored a try to take the tally to 18-0.

Phibian Joseph then sealed the game on the final whistle, when he barreled his way through the defensive line-up, leaving the game at 23-0, in favour of the Vice-President’s XV.

Notably, the two teams comprised members from all the rugby clubs in the country, pooled together and separated into two teams.

The season will continue on Sunday with games from 16:00h at the National Park.

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