Super-fit Cayman start test campaign

The Cayman national men’s XV starts its 2014 international series with a test match against Bahamas in Freeport this weekend.  

Having undergone an intensive pre-season strength and conditioning course under fitness specialist Dave Clancy, the coaching team of Brad Cowdroy, Tim Rossiter and JS De Jager expect Cayman to play at a high pace from start to finish.  

With a number of Caymanian youngsters in the ranks who have graduated from the successful Under-19s program, Director of Rugby Richard Adams hopes to see their progress into the full international men’s division. Players like Garrett Connolly, Joel Clark, Alex Pineau, Ed Westin, Paul Westin and Ribbie Cribb Jr. have come up from junior level.  

Cayman then face Bermuda on Jun. 7 in Hamilton and USA South on Jun. 14 at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in their pool matches for Division 1 of the NACRA North region for the Caribbean Championships with the winner going on to face the top team in the Caribbean South Region to contest the NACRA 2014 Caribbean Championships. 

Cayman squad 

Forwards: Richard Adams, Ben Blair, Dan Bond, Peter De Vere, Phil Fourie, Chris Kennedy (capt.), Jacob MacAdam, Yohann Regnard, Jason Scarff, Paul Smith, Mark Soto, Eddie Westin, Paul Westin. 

Backs: Josh Brown, Garrett Conolly, Robbie Cribb Jr., Marco Du Plessis, Adam Keenan, Chris Palmer, Cueme Parker, Alex Pineau, Michael Sumares, Keswick Wright. 

Management: Stuart Geddes, Paul Parker. 

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Joel Clark gave Bermuda plenty of problems last year. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD
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