Local rugby has steadily been
making progress in 2010. One of the last positives that emerged was the rise in
the Under-20 programme.
In particular the U20 national team
earned props in a recent trip to the Bahamas. Cayman played two full
international tests against the Bahamaian U16 team just before Christmas
winning 41-0 in game one and 27-5 in game two.
The Cayman Rugby Union issued a
statement about the achievement. The statement read: “It was a milestone event
for both countries as neither has ever played against each other at this age
grade before. The Bahamas are set to return to Cayman during April 2011. The
Cayman team dominated both games from the start with the majority of possession
and territory. Bahamas tackled like demons and showed that with more work they
will also be a formidable team at this age grade.”
Match statistics saw a number of
try scorers for Cayman. In game one Angel Hawkins, Liam Davies (twice), Jaryd
Bodden, Aaron Kennedy, Iain Currie and Michael Peck netted points while in game
two saw Bodden (twice), Cody Bush, Jordan Southway and Andy Hall get on the
score sheet. Paul Westin was named player of the tournament.
In all 19 players make up the
national U16 squad. They are Iain Currie (Captain), Michael Peck (Vice
Captain),Cody Bush, Ollie Tonge, Jordan Southway, James Foster, Andy Hall, Kyle
Fraser, Paul Westin, Aaron Kennedy, Rayvon Pryce, Angel Hawkins, Liam Davies,
Joel Durksen, Jaryd Bodden, Mark Westin, Dusan Buric, Henry Bolton and Jamal