Pigs roasted but are still champs

The annual Hurricane 10s came to an exciting conclusion as the Queensgate Pigs Trotters lead at the top of the league was narrowed by an inspired Advance Fire Buccaneers team led by captain Stefan Prior.

The first game at the Rugby Club in South Sound on Saturday saw the Buccaneers score nine unanswered tries against the Trotters, much to the disappointment of Trotters manager Paul Parker. Buccaneers won 48-0.

The Pigs Trotters held out in their final game against John Doak Iguanas to be crowned champions having been dominant in previous weeks with a strong squad effort.

Trotters got the right blend of national team players and squad players, giving everyone some pitch time.

The Iguanas finished the series third having struggled to get a much needed victory in the early rounds.

The standard of the 10s improved on last year and bodes well for an exciting 15-a-side season where more fast, attacking rugby and high scoring games are expected.

Before then, the Summer 7s series kicks off this weekend with six men’s teams and three women’s teams competing in the newest Olympic sport which will see many nationally eligible players compete for their spot for this year’s Central American and Caribbean Games in Mexico.