The 2022 RAN Sevens Qualifiers concluded in Nassau, Bahamas, with Bermuda once again falling short.
In their opening match on Day Two Bermuda would take on Trinidad & Tobago in their Quarter-Final battle, Bermuda would claim a tight match 7 – 5.
In the Semi-Final, Bermuda would fall to Jamaica 24 – 5, earning a spot in the 3rd-4th Place Match, Bermuda would take on Mexico and go down 21 – 5 to finish 4th in the tournament.
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Bermuda Win RAN Sevens Qualifiers Openers
The 2022 RAN Sevens Qualifiers are underway in Nassau, Bahamas.
Bermuda in their first match of the day took on Belize, Bermuda would win big claiming a 52 – 0 win.
Bermuda next avenged their Bronze Medal loss from last October by defeating Barbados 24 – 10.
Saturday, April 09, 2022
Police Teams Win Duckett Memorial 2022
After a 2-year hiatus for Covid-19, the Annual Police Rugby Duckett Memorial matches took at the Police Field in Prospect. Click Here to see Pictures of Duckett Memorial 2022
Both the Police Men’s and Ladies’ teams were victorious against the best of the Rest in Bermuda’s oldest rugby event.
The Police ladies won 17 – 5, while the Police Men won 37 – 12.
Thursday, April 07, 2022
Annual Police Rugby Duckett Memorial Matches Announced
After a 2-year hiatus for Covid-19, the Annual Police Rugby Duckett memorial matches return this weekend at the Police Recreational Club in Prospect. Both men’s and ladies’ police rugby teams are preparing for demanding matches when they compete against the best of the rest in Bermuda’s oldest rugby event. The annual games are played in memory of George Duckett, a former Commissioner of Police who was assassinated in 1972. Mr. Duckett was a popular, larger-than-life Commissioner who had a commanding presence standing at 6’5” tall, and was well known as an ardent rugby fan.
In 1973, the Bermuda Police Rugby Section commenced an annual game in his honor which is the longest-running memorial game in Bermuda. The BPRFC men’s side will play the BRFU Presidents XV, while the BPRFC Ladies' first team will play a select side from the other ladies’ teams. Serving Officers, former colleagues, and rugby fans across the Island are welcome to continue to show their respect by attending this sporting tradition.
“This is the highlight of our season and we are extremely happy to be able to host the Duckett Memorial games again after 2 years where the pandemic prevented our club day from taking place” Adam Richards, Chairman of the Police Rugby Club said.
“We are looking forward to some quality rugby to close out the domestic season. Statistically, we shouldn’t win when you look at the strength of all the opposition teams. However, the decades of results show that Police are dominant in this fixture, and this year we are hoping to add more success.”
Refreshments will be available up at the PRC afterward.
The schedule of games is as follows:
Women's BPRFC 1st Team vs The Rest 2:00 Kick-off, 3 x 15-min periods Men’s BPRFC First XV vs BRFU President’s XV 3:00 Kick-off, 3 x 25-minute periods Trophy presentation 5:00 on the field after the match
Thursday, March 31, 2022
RAN Sevens Qualifiers Schedule Announced
Tournament organizers announced the official schedule for the upcoming RAN Sevens Qualifiers set to take place on April 23rd – 24th in Nassau, Bahamas.
With 15 men’s teams and six women’s teams set to take part in the two-day qualifying tournament for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa in September, along with The Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, England in July, a total of 58 matches are set to be played at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.
Bermuda will open their tournament on the 23rd against Belize at 1:24 pm, they will next face Barbados at 4:42 pm, before playing the last scheduled game of the day at 7:38 against the Dominican Republic.
The top two men’s teams and one women’s team from the event will book their ticket to the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022, while the highest-placed men’s team eligible to participate in The Commonwealth Games 2022 will represent RAN, alongside Canada who have already pre-qualified for both Men and Women.