With the PSM AA league trophy
already in the Don Foster’s Dive Iguanas cabinet for 2010 spirits were high
that the Iguanas would reach their first ever season double with a win over the
DHL Storm, a team that the Iguanas had already defeated twice in the regular
However, it was the DHL Cayman
Storm who rounded out their 2010 season campaign with an impressive 40-10 win
over the Don Foster’s Dive Iguanas.
The Waterford Vase, the DHL Storms’
third trophy of the club season after the A.R. Scott 10s trophy and the
Heineken Charity Shield was by far the biggest prize of the three.
The Storm were determined to make
it third time lucky and the Iguanas were focused on the clean sweep and it was
the Iguanas who drew first blood, with a fine Andre Ormond try set up by an
excellent Peter De Vere dummy run to score under the posts mid way through the
This score seemed to lift the Storm
and three tries in 10 minutes created from Iguana handling errors had the
Iguanas suddenly reeling.
Tries from centre Michael Sumares,
scrum half Scott Forrest and flanker Raqtoi all converted by the excellent Josh
Brown meant the Storm led 21-5 at half time.
The Iguanas started the second half
with real intent to turn things around and brought the scores closer with a
Bryan Little try but the Iguanas were held from scoring any more thanks in part
to great play by the Storm forwards especially stand in hooker MacDonald
Machingura and determined work in defense by Josh Brown and Josh Clark.
With the Iguanas pre-occupied with
the darting forward runs of the Storm’s Sumares, Fijian try machine Raqtoi was
able to find space and run in three further tries, two of which were converted
Following a season in which the
Storm fought against the adversity of being disrupted by numerous injuries to
key players, the final whistle was met with flamboyant celebrations.
DHL Cayman Storm manager Mark
Woollard said: “I’m so proud of what my team has achieved this season. I tip my
hat to the Iguanas for proving to be really tough opponents all season long,
but so proud that my team could pull out such a big win in the final today.”
Iguanas captain Peter de Vere said:
“This is a real heartbreaker for us. We were certainly outplayed today but as a
team we’re look forward to playing for three trophies next year. And whilst we
couldn’t get the double we’re glad our hard work this season has meant we’re
the league champions.”