Busy week for Cayman rugby

The third tournament in the Cayman Youth Rugby Series took place last Saturday at the SSG. Tournament sponsors IRG/Knight Frank provided a full playing Rugby Jersey valued at $30 ea. for each of the participants and these shirts were accepted with great delight from the young boys and girls. IRG Knight Frank continued their long relationship with the Cayman Junior Rugby Development Fund sponsoring for the fifth year in a row and ensuring the continued development of the community league project in the South Sound area and the opportunity for the youth of the Island to participate in fine Rugby programs and tournaments. Jeremy Hurst has been a pillar of the community project stepping forward with the sponsorship and tournament idea five years ago. The tournament has now grown into a six tournament series netting the junior programs and it’s participants some $30,000 each year, this money allows the continued development of the series. The Cayman Junior Rugby Development Fund plans to start several more community programs throughout 2007 and the National series will then become district tournaments six times a year.

The actual play of the participants continues to improve with each year and this shows well for the future generations who will one day pull on the National jersey to represent their country in International competition.

In a one off match last Saturday the Cayman players split themselves into two squads divided by the age of 28. The over 28s found the going hard in the first half conceding 6 tries while scoring only two. The younger Under 28s used their superior speed to great advantage moving the ball wide early and allowing the great pace of Keswick Wight and his team mates carry them in for several scores. In the second half the Over 28s answered with four tries in quick succession to bring the game to within a couple of points by simply maintaining possession and eliminating some of the handling errors of the first half. The Under 28’s answered immediately with two very well worked tries and the Over 28’s rounded out the day with a last minute score from Tokatokavanua. The Under 28’s ran out winners 48 points to 38 points. This Saturday the Waterford Private Residence Club Alex Alexander memorial Championship is back for the first time in 2007 when the Pigs Trotters take on the Cayman U19 Academy at 3pm and the Cayman Storm face the 2006 Champion Buccaneers at 4:30.

Week 1 of the Top Drawer Fine Lingerie spring women’s touch league commenced on Monday evening at the SSG. Sixty plus ladies showed up to kick of the 2007 Spring League. Games continue every Monday evening. To join up simply show up or email [email protected]