The DHL Cayman Storm goes to Jamaica this weekend to take on the Jamaica Defence Force RFC as part of the JDF’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
A number of events have been held throughout 2012 to celebrate the occasion, including a military tattoo in Kingston in June and a visit by Prince Harry earlier in the year.
This will be the Storm’s fourth tour in three years and will be used to set up Cayman’s reigning club champions for the defence of their title in the fall.
The Storm will be missing some of their standout players like Keswick Wright, Simon Crompton and Venasio Tokatokavanua who are off to Canada to represent Cayman in the Rugby World Cup 7s qualifiers. However the side travels with a full front row compliment of captain Jacob MacAdam, hooker Allain Forget and tight head props Ron Arscott and Shaun ‘Bling’ Ebanks.
Hugh Williams is the Storm’s towering centre who has worked tirelessly to make this dream come true and face off against his former team mates and colleagues in the JDF. Williams expects a tough match but thinks his Storm side will “have too much for the Army boys”.
The JDF side will have a virtual Jamaican national team side as that side regularly selects many JDF regulars. A large crowd is expected at the JDF’s Up Park Camp ground in Kingston for the game.