Rugby Seven set for Saturday

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Members of the head table during the press conference on Thursday.
Members of the head table during the press conference on Thursday.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GFRU) will kick off their sevens league on Saturday, October 04 from 15:00hrs at the National Park Rugby Field.

At the launching on Thursday held at the Wind jammer hotel, President of the GRFU Peter Green was high on the league and saw it critical to the development of the national squad.

“This is the premier of rugby that will display player‘s skill and talent… the league is essential to the process of the national team in order for them to perform in the NACRA championships and the Pan American Games in July,” Green stated.

Win Jammers’ representative Carey Griffith was pleased to be associated with the tournament, “It the first time for us in Rugby but we are always happy to be a part of sport and events that brings people together in unity, so would like to wish the tournament success.”

Meanwhile, Captain of the Yamaha Caribs, Theodore Henry noted that his team was aiming for redemption.

“We after our loss to UG in the Banks seven’s our team is looking at the seven’s league as a chance to redeem ourselves and hopefully this time we will walk away with the crown,” Henry lamented.

University of Guyana team member, Daniel Anderson highlighted that his team has a positive outlook heading into the tournament.

“Last year we finished as runners up in everything and this year we are trying to change that, we are just looking to be the leaders by winning tournament because we sleep and dream rugby,” Anderson stressed.

Captain of the Pepsi Hornets Ryan Gonsalves noted that his team will not settle for anything less than win while the army men will be looking to return to top form.

The first game will kick off from 15:00hrs with the two arch rivals butting heads when the Caribs and Hornets collide.

There will also be five other games inclusive of a female encounter before the end of the day’s play.

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