U-19 rugby team in RAN tournament

The Dart Cayman Rugby Under-19 team, in white, takes on Turks and Caicos in their first match in the Rugby Americas North Championship Tournament on July 11. - PHOTO: PATRICK GREEN

The Dart Cayman Rugby Under-19 team competed against the best Caribbean rugby nations in the Rugby Americas North (RAN) Championship Tournament earlier this month.

In the team’s first game on July 11, Cayman defeated Turks and Caicos 45-12. The next challenge saw the team face tournament favorite Mexico. Twenty minutes into the game, against all odds, organizers said, Cayman was winning. However, cracks appeared in the defensive pattern and a few errors led to a 26-10 loss for Cayman.

In the playoff for third place against Trinidad and Tobago, Cayman lost 60-6.

“These young men … realize they have the potential to achieve great things,” organizers said in a press release.

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