The Advance Fire and Plumbing Buccaneers won their second trophy of the domestic rugby season with a comfortable win over the John Doak Architecture Iguanas.
Earlier in the day the third place decider between the Century 21 Cayman Storm RFC and Queensgate Pigs Trotters RFC was forfeited to pave the way for the grand final on 14 April for the DART Vase between the Islands’ top two sides both looking for their second piece of silverware for the season.
The Buccaneers started brightly before the Iguanas responded and the game was fairly even before the break when the Buccaneers began stretching their legs thanks in no small part to the accurate kicking of fly-half Morgan Shelford and the strong running from Buccaneer standout Stefan Prior.
The Vase hoodoo continues to plague the Iguanas, who are the only local team to have never raised the trophy since its inception albeit they have featured in five finals. Meanwhile, the Buccaneers have now won the Vase for an unprecedented three consecutive seasons.
Whilst the Vase Final usually signals the end of the domestic rugby and a change of focus to international matches the Cayman Rugby Football Union has added a new competition with the Appleton Challenge Cup which features those not eligible for nation rugby duty and gives many of the younger or less experienced rugby players more time on the pitch this season.
In week 1 of the ACC the Queensgate Pigs Trotters demolished the Century 21 Cayman Storm, 47-7, and an undermanned John Doak Iguanas put up a valiant effort against the Advance Fire and Plumbing Buccaneers to lose 28-8. The ACC Action continues at the South Sound Rugby Pitch this Saturday.
Next games: Saturday 4 May
4pm Queensgate Pigs Trotters v Advance Fire & Plumbing Buccaneers
5.30pm John Doak Architecture Iguanas v Century 21 Cayman Storm