Six players return to this weekend’s Deloitte Cayman Sevens from the squad that participated in the IRB USA Sevens in Los Angeles in February where the West Indies turned in an improved performance from the year before as they develop experience competing at the world level.
In keeping with the current selection criteria, West Indies players who are overseas and eligible for selection have not been selected.
West Indies coach Joe Whipple noted that the Cayman’s Sevens ‘provides the opportunity for world class match experience which is currently lacking from our sevens program, in preparing for competition at the more high level sevens tournaments. We will face some of the finest players in the world. For the new faces in the team, they won’t be given the luxury of getting comfortable. They will need to compete from the opening whistle.’
Funds to attend the tournament are being provided by the West Indies Rugby Union and the Rugby West Indies Sevens sponsors Butterfield Bank and Conyers, Dill and Pearman.