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'Calypso Warriors' Rugby Thread
« on: April 20, 2015, 01:15:28 AM »

Moderators please don't merge this thread because the other rugby thread is very old


TT Rugby lovers share any updates
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Re: 'Calypso Warriors' Rugby Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 01:17:24 AM »
T&T RUGBY MEN BEAT GUYANA 20-0

http://www.ctntworld.com/cnews2/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5228:t-t-rugby-men-beat-guyana-20-0&catid=138&Itemid=708


This country's senior men's rugby team defeated Guyana by 20-0 to advance to the finals of the NACRA South Zone where they will face the United States for a place in the Rugby World Cup.

The win was dedicated to national player Jason Clark who was left paralyzed following a vehicular accident late last year.

Keston Figaro opened the scoring with a penalty to give the Calypso Warriors a 3-0 lead.

The local rugger men continued to apply the pressure and Jesse Richards then broke through the Guyanese defense to put his team up eight nil.

Figaro converted to put the Calypso Warriors up 10-0 at the half.

Captain Adam Fredrick then got on the score board in the second half as T&T took a 15-0 lead.

Figaro could not convert for the extra two points.

This diving block would lead to a try for calypso warriors as Anthony Lopez just had to touch the ball over the line.

Figaro did not get the extra two but it did not stop the Calypso Warriors from becoming champs of the Caribbean region and earning a battle against the United States for kings of the region.

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Re: 'Calypso Warriors' Rugby Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 01:20:30 AM »
Guyana reporting poor refereeing decisions in rugby loss to Trinidad and Tobago

http://news.power102fm.com/guyana-reporting-poor-refereeing-decisions-in-rugby-loss-to-trinidad-and-tobago-28388

Guyana’s national 15s rugby team returned home yesterday without silverware they left holding as they were narrowly defeated Saturday by Trinidad and Tobago 22-20 in the final of the Southern Zone of the North, Central Americ and Caribbean Rugby Association Championships.

And Guyana news on the one hand is quoted as saying “According to reports out of the Twin Island Republic, several inept referee decisions were made including a disallowed try that led to Guyana surrendering the 15s title won last season after 43 years.”

 
Match officials were not named.

In the title-deciding match though on the Fatima College Grounds Saturday afternoon Trinidad and Tobago broke out to a 12-0 half time lead on tries from wing James Phillip and prop Ernest Wright with hooker Felicien Guerra adding a conversion.

In the second frame Guyana clawed back into the match as Kevin McKenzie touched down just two minutes into the second half to make the score 12-5.

 
The home side T & T responded on the hour mark as scrum-half Johnason Alleyne scored.

Four minutes  later Guyana ‘s wing Avery Corbin finished strongly to put his side back into contention with fifteen minutes to go in the match.

The frantic nature of the match continued with T & T hitting for its bonus point try from inside centre Andre Caberra and it was a 22-10 score.

Three minutes later Guyanese flanker Richard Staglon crossed to cut the T & T lead to a converted try for the final eight minutes of the match and just before full time McKenzie who plays in Australia hit for his second try but the conversion that would have tied it did not go over as T & T held on for the narrow 22-20 win!

Despite the loss Guyana came away with two bonus points for scoring four tries and losing by less than seven to leave them a point back 6-5 in the pool standings, but leaving Trinidad and Tobago with top spot with no pool matches remaining.

Other NACRA action saw Mexico dominate the Cayman Islands 24-3 meaning Trinidad and Tobago will host the Les Serpientes in the play-offs at a date to be announced.
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Re: 'Calypso Warriors' Rugby Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2015, 01:22:21 AM »

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Re: 'Calypso Warriors' Rugby Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2015, 01:23:12 AM »


GOOD LUCK AGAINST MEXICO!  :beermug:

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Re: 'Calypso Warriors' Rugby Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2015, 04:20:57 AM »
I confused. We beat Guy 20-0 or 22-20?

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Re: 'Calypso Warriors' Rugby Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2015, 07:34:34 AM »
I confused. We beat Guy 20-0 or 22-20?


Look like two different games

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Re: 'Calypso Warriors' Rugby Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2015, 10:52:00 AM »

T&T, Mexico clash in C’bean rugby championship

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/sports/-TT-Mexico-clash-in-Cbean-rugby-championship-301285901.html


"Wear red, come out and support!" is the cry from the North America and Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) as Trinidad and Tobago host Mexico today in a Caribbean Championship finals fixture. The match kicks off at the St. Mary's Ground in St. Clair, Port of Spain, at 3 p.m. Patrons will be able to see the action for as low as $20 for adults while admission for children is a mere $5. And there will also be an after party lime hosted at the Caribs RFC club house located on Zoo Road.

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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2015, 11:42:04 PM »
:applause: well done




Ruggermen beat Mexicans for NACRA title

By By Sean Taylor

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/sports/-Ruggermen-beat-Mexicans-for-NACRA-title-301333401.html

Trinidad and Tobago defeated Mexico 30-16 at the St Mary's College grounds to claim the North America and Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) Caribbean Rugby Championship trophy. The local ruggermen held on in the second half as the Central Americans made a sustained attempt at reeling in the 23-6 half-time score. The last 15 minutes of the match belonged to the home team as their final surge was more than enough to win the trophy.

The T&T win was a tribute to Jason Clarke, the rugby prodigy whose career was stopped short as a result of a vehicular accident two years ago. The former Caribs Rugby Club star scrum forward was paralysed in the accident. The entire team went on a lap of honour in the post-match celebrations with Clarke in tow, and included him wholeheartedly in the celebrations. However where the action on the field was concerned, it was a tense affair.

In the early stages, T&T dominated the run of play, camping out exclusively in the Mexican half of the pitch. The home team soon reaped their reward when Samuel Roberts scored a try after nine minutes. Mexico immediately replied with a penalty from Miguel Carner. However, T&T replied with a penalty of their own and stretched their advantage to 17 points by the time the half-time whistle blew at 23-6.

It was a tale of two halves however, as the Mexicans were a team possessed in second period. Tempers spilled over as the Latin Americans played on the very periphery of the rules as they managed to claw the score back to 23-11. Marcus Flegmann was in the thick of the action for the Mexicans as his 47th-minute try gave them hope of an upset. When they had another try 20 minutes later, it seemed that T&T were legitimately in trouble as they began to look jaded in the afternoon heat. But in stepped Agboola Silverthorne for the hosts, whose lung-bursting run from deep steadied a rocking ship and made the final minutes an easier watch for the enthusiastic fans. Andrew Taylor capped off his stellar performance with a conversion at the death.

Assistant coach Dale Trotman was elated after the final whistle. "This is just the first step going through for the next level for us toward qualifying for Rio next year," he told the Express.

He added: "We were knocked out last year by the Guyanese who were the Caribbean champions but we were able to take back that position and it showed two Saturdays ago when we faced them in this competition."

The win will put T&T in good stead for the North America & Caribbean Olympic 7s qualifier which takes place in Cary, North Carolina, USA on 13-14 June with the winners qualifying for next year's Olympics.

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Re: 'Calypso Warriors' Rugby Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2016, 10:37:34 AM »

T&T beat Jamaica in Rugby W/Cup opener

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160423/sports/tt-beat-jamaica-in-rugby-wcup-opener

It was Calypso versus Reggae as the Trinidad and Tobago ruggermen got their 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign to the ideal start, coming out 34-14 winners despite being made to work hard in the second half for their victory against regional rivals Jamaica at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva yesterday.

T&T raced into a commanding lead as they closed off the first half with a 22-0 lead; however, the hosts spent a significant portion of the second period in their own half as Jamaica turned the screws and managed to finally get some points on the board as the match wound down to a close.
The men in red, white and black started their quest for an opening win deep in enemy territory, as they applied pressure from early on against the Jamaicans.

The “Calypso Ruggers” as they are fondly known in some circles, did not waste time getting on the scoresheet when vice-captain Joseph Quashie scored a try after he received a pass from right centre Agboola Silverthorn in the 16th minute.
Omari Doyle scored T&T's second try two minutes later, when he used his speed to good measure, on the right flank.
T&T's skipper Adam Frederick scored another try in the 22nd minute to bring the score to 15-0 for the hosts.
The Jamaicans spent much of the first period trying to keep the hosts at bay, using some full-blooded tackles in the process.
Both teams exchanged some heated tackling and as the half wore on, the injuries piled up. Jamaica's Everton Richards was eventually subbed off for Andrew Hylton.

T&T managed to bring the score up to 22-0 at the interval, when fly half Leon Pantor was released after an inter-passing move which started after a ruck in the centre. Moments later, scrum half Johnasson Alleyne scored a conversion to bring the score up to 22-0 at the break.
The hosts added seven more points after the resumption, with Quashie notching his second try (27-0) and Pantor completing the conversion (29-0).
In the 72nd minute, Jamaica finally got on the scoresheet in an arduous second half when Antonio Baker bundled over the line for a try. Hylton scored from a conversion moments later to make the score 29-7.
Three minutes later, T&T's eternal rivals were at it again when Orien Smith scored another try and their skipper followed up with a conversion of his own to bring their tally up to 14 with five minutes remaining.

The hosts would have the last say in the thrilling contest however, as Kieshon Walker appeared from deep to receive a pass and battle his way to his first try since coming off the bench to push his team to 34 points and the eventual victory.
T&T will head over to Barbados in their next qualifier on May 21 to take on the hosts in their second match.

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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2016, 12:25:48 AM »

T&T beat Jamaica in Rugby W/Cup opener

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160423/sports/tt-beat-jamaica-in-rugby-wcup-opener

It was Calypso versus Reggae as the Trinidad and Tobago ruggermen got their 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign to the ideal start, coming out 34-14 winners despite being made to work hard in the second half for their victory against regional rivals Jamaica at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva yesterday.

T&T raced into a commanding lead as they closed off the first half with a 22-0 lead; however, the hosts spent a significant portion of the second period in their own half as Jamaica turned the screws and managed to finally get some points on the board as the match wound down to a close.
The men in red, white and black started their quest for an opening win deep in enemy territory, as they applied pressure from early on against the Jamaicans.

The “Calypso Ruggers” as they are fondly known in some circles, did not waste time getting on the scoresheet when vice-captain Joseph Quashie scored a try after he received a pass from right centre Agboola Silverthorn in the 16th minute.
Omari Doyle scored T&T's second try two minutes later, when he used his speed to good measure, on the right flank.
T&T's skipper Adam Frederick scored another try in the 22nd minute to bring the score to 15-0 for the hosts.
The Jamaicans spent much of the first period trying to keep the hosts at bay, using some full-blooded tackles in the process.
Both teams exchanged some heated tackling and as the half wore on, the injuries piled up. Jamaica's Everton Richards was eventually subbed off for Andrew Hylton.

T&T managed to bring the score up to 22-0 at the interval, when fly half Leon Pantor was released after an inter-passing move which started after a ruck in the centre. Moments later, scrum half Johnasson Alleyne scored a conversion to bring the score up to 22-0 at the break.
The hosts added seven more points after the resumption, with Quashie notching his second try (27-0) and Pantor completing the conversion (29-0).
In the 72nd minute, Jamaica finally got on the scoresheet in an arduous second half when Antonio Baker bundled over the line for a try. Hylton scored from a conversion moments later to make the score 29-7.
Three minutes later, T&T's eternal rivals were at it again when Orien Smith scored another try and their skipper followed up with a conversion of his own to bring their tally up to 14 with five minutes remaining.

The hosts would have the last say in the thrilling contest however, as Kieshon Walker appeared from deep to receive a pass and battle his way to his first try since coming off the bench to push his team to 34 points and the eventual victory.
T&T will head over to Barbados in their next qualifier on May 21 to take on the hosts in their second match.

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