Women scared JA with strong finish

International rugby gets plenty of exposure at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex this week with the Under-19s men attempting to regain the Caribbean Championship and the women hoping to retain the title they won  

last year. 

Cayman’s young men came from behind to beat Barbados 26-17 on Saturday but the women have a huge task because they lost to Jamaica on Sunday 15-12 in a match they finished far stronger. They were 15-0 at half-time and showed a lot of character to come back fiercely after the break as they ran the Jamaicans ragged. 

Cayman women played Caribbean Selects on Tuesday and should have won that comfortably, but will have to defeat the mighty Trinidad and Tobago on Friday from 6pm to guarantee getting through to the next round of international matches.  

The formidable Trinidadians are No.3 in the world behind England and New Zealand. T&T beat Caribbean Selects 92-0 in their 
opening match.  

The U-19s face Bermuda on Wednesday at 8pm, after the game between Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago, who both have strong teams. On Thursday the Jamaican women play the Caribbean Selects at 6pm. 

cayman shut out ja

Jamaica found it difficult to break through in the second half. – PHOTOS: RON SHILLINGFORD