Cable and Wireless Rugby Sevens

The fifth and final leg of the Cable and Wireless summer sevens series takes place this Saturday September 9th at 1pm at the South Sound pitch and is to be hosted by New Zealand and Australia featuring foods from these countries throughout the day and the evening party theme.

The Inaugural Cable and Wireless summer sevens series has been a huge success with as many as ten local teams participating in each of the five legs. The series designed by Cable and Wireless and the Cayman Rugby Union is aimed at improving the Cable and Wireless national sevens team as well as the Maples and Calder National U19 sevens academy by giving them more opportunities to play matches and tournaments right here in Cayman. Inevitably the five tournaments and over eighty matches have improved the fitness, skill and interest of all players as Cayman strives to become a dominant power in the Rugby sevens game throughout the Caribbean and North America. As part of this development process Maples and Calder recently sent six academy players to Fiji for six weeks. These same players will be showing what they have learned this Saturday as the Cable and Wireless National sevens team begins their preparations to play in the Caribbean championships this November in Barbados trying to improve on their seventh place finish last year. The teams in the premier division of the tournament are broken into countries with Chris Johnson Associates Ama Tsotsi containing South African players, The Butterfield Bank Irish Wolfhounds containing Irish players, The Don Fosters Dive Iguanas containing Caymanians, The Cable and Wireless National team containing Caymanians, The Southern Men containing players from Australia and New Zealand, while the Social division consists of the Maples and Calder sevens Academy containing Caymanians and the Oldies and Clydesdales containing older over 35 players of all nationalalities.

Each Nationality host’s a tournament featuring foods from their home land as well as a theme social in the evening and the days have proven highly popular over the eight months of the competitions duration. The first leg hosted by Ireland in February was won by the Cable and Wireless National sevens team while legs 2, 3 and 4 have been won by Ama Tsotsi.

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