Even though the Fidelity Cayman Storm’s final match against the John Doak Tradeview Markets Iguanas was cancelled, the team had scored enough points throughout the tournament to claim the Alex Alexander Memorial Cup.
“Obviously, this season’s league campaign was very pleasing,” said Storm’s captain Rupert Stannings. “The team went unbeaten, but in particular, it was fantastic to see our new players integrate so well.”
He added, “Given the injuries to some of our more experienced players, it is a credit to the squad as a whole to grind out some tough victories against very stiff opposition.”
In other matches, the Queensgate Pigs Trotters beat the Advance Fire and Plumbing Buccaneers 24-17 in the final week of the tournament. The action was back and forth in the first half, but the Pigs Trotters gained an advantage heading into the second half after several conversions. The Pigs were able to keep the upper hand after the Buccaneers committed several handling errors. Dylan Bostock and Shane Westin each scored a try late in the game following opportunistic offloading from teammates, helping the Pigs earn the victory.
Jovan Bowles, technical director of Cayman Rugby, noted that players from the under-19 league joined the action for the final week of the tournament. “These players [are] contributing to the men’s senior league,” he said. “It’s also helping them develop their game for the under-19 league and it also just shows strong growth, and sustainability for Cayman rugby in general. So, it’s fantastic to see those youngsters come out and play.”
Bowles also thanked referee Justin Robinson and assistant referee Nicholas Fox for their efforts over the weekend.