The Cayman Rugby Football Union hosted the Bay Street Pigs out of Toronto Canada and gave the visitors a hard time on the pitch, whilst the visitors enjoyed some good Caymanian hospitality.
Bay Street Pigs, three-time Toronto champions, chose the Cayman Islands for spring training in their first club tour overseas knowing that Cayman would provide the perfect backdrop for quality rugby and team building thanks to three former Cayman Rugby Football Union members living in Toronto.
David Burton (formerly of the Pigs Trotters), Tom Kimball (Iguanas) and Scott Forrest (Cayman Storm) all made the trip to familiar surroundings with their new teammates and took on a Cayman national side who are preparing for the 2013 NACRA Caribbean Rugby Championships.
Cayman were on the board first with an Iain Currie try from a chip and chase before Marco du Plessis extended the lead with a penalty. The Pigs responded with a try of their own to make it 8-5.
The lone Pigs try would be all they got as Cayman continued to press the visitors with hard tackles in defence and swift running in attack as the players looked to impress selectors ahead of Cayman’s first full international of 2013 against USA South this Saturday.
Cayman notched up a further 25 points before half-time followed by 12 points in the second half to win 37-5. They may have been roasted, but at least the Pigs got defrosted away from the chilly climes of Toronto.
The Bay Street Pigs were formidable opponents even though they only managed five points. Cayman’s points were scored out wide thanks to smart kicking and quick passing when the opportunity arose.