Bahamas was great for ruck and roll

Huge success in Freeport, Bahamas for the Cayman Islands Under-10, U-12 and U-14 programmes, who played against the Bahamas and Key Biscayne in a rugby festival last weekend.

The three teams played as many as six matches each against different age groups and squads and showed just how much they have developed during the past year.

The U-10s tackled like demons making the final on Sunday and winning the game handsomely before their U-12 counterparts did the same on Sunday, cleaning up the U-10 and U-12 divisions with panache.

The U-14 squad played at the U-15 level and, at times, struggled with bigger and faster opposition. However, they also showed excellent structure and work ethic to stay in the games and stick to the game plan.

The U-14 beat all the teams they played of their own age. Overall, the weekend was a massive success with 116 people on the Cayman Airways charter including more than 80 youngsters.

Rugby technical director Richard “Grizz” Adams said: “A massive thank you to Maples for their continued sponsorship of the community academy programme and to Fidelity, Red Sail Sports and Milo who donated to make the tour possible.”