The Bermuda National Rugby team found the going tough right from the outset in this North American Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) Championship match as they paid for several short falls going down 24 – 14 to USA South at the National Sports Centre.
With all the attention put on a show staged Rugby match at the end of the month the Bermuda National team were overlooked in the lead up to this big match.
Bermuda’s captain Peter Dunkerley hed the game up early after receiving a cut to the face in the first exchange of the match.
Lucas Baistrocchi kicked a penalty early in the match to give the visitors the 3 – 0 lead, Bermuda missed a chance to level the score but their penalty kick attempted went wide. The USA South then went ahead 10 – 0 after Derek Wolfe went over for a Try, with Baistrocchi kicking the Conversion.
Bermuda got on the scoreboard when Mikey Williams went over for a Tryand when Andre Landy kicked the Conversion it made the score 10 – 7.
In the second half, USA South got Try’s Kirk Swanner and Ty Elkins, while Baistrochhi added two more Conversions, while Bermuda got a Try from Jahan Cedenio and Thomas Edwards kicked the Conversion but USA South held on and defeated Bermuda.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Bermuda Rugby Team Announced
The Bermuda Team has been announced for the North American Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) championship match against the USA Rugby South All-Star team set for Saturday, May 18th at the Nation Sports Centre in Bermuda.
Bermuda National Team
1. Paul Dobinson 2. Mike Williams 3. Dustin Archabald 4. Aldo Campbell 5. Darren Richardson 6. Conor McGlynn 7. Thomas Greenslade 8. Peter Dunkerley 9. Tom Healy 10. Chris Naylor 11. Andre landy 12. Paull Davis 13. Tommy Edwards 14. Antonio Perincheif 15. Alun Thomas 16. Bongani Ndlovu 17. Jahan Cedeno 18. Teshan Desilva 19. Pieter Erasmus 20. Patrick Graham 21. Steven Husbands 22. Patrick Richardson Coach -Roedolf van der Westhuizen Coach -Phil Hall Manager -Dan Cole
Thursday, May 16, 2013
USA Rugby South Announce Team
Five days after reporting on the Bermuda Under 14 Tour of Canada, we can now report the USA Rugby South All-Star team has named its squad to take on Bermuda on Saturday, at the Nation Sports Centre in Bermuda.
The USA South team has so far put in a remarkable performance, winning all of their games in the North American Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) championship, including a rain-soaked 9-7 edging of the Cayman Islands. They have done this despite missing players from some top playoff clubs, especially Life University.
Led by Derek Wolfe, the Nashville RFC loose forward who has had a wonderful season for the Panthers, and with several other players from lower-division clubs and some colleges, this team has come together to beat Mexico and Jamaica. That put them in the North Round Robin playoff. Their first game, May 4th, was a 9-7 victory over Cayman Islands. Now they face defending NACRA champions Bermuda.
If the South wins this game, they will play the winners of the Barbados, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago round robin. Barbados travels to Guyana this weekend.
USA South Team
1 Chad Haynes 2 Eduardo Herrera 3 Jason Hinchmann 4 Dave Meehan 5 Stephen Hickey 6 Tyler Bishop 7 Derek Wolfe 8 Brenden Smith 9 Charlie Hutchings 10 Lucas Biastrocchi 11 Mark Fulmer 12 Ty Elkins 13 Amir Kahn 14 Rod Ceasar 15 Ben Winiarczyk 16 Wayne Chermley 17 Michael Dixon 18 Matt Abernathy 19 Kirk Swanner 20 Jake Finger 21 Grant Snyder 22 Mason Howard 23 Josh Wolverton
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Bermuda to take on USA South
Bermuda are scheduled to take on USA South at the National Sports Center on Saturday May 18th according to the North American and Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) website.
Bermuda will be playing in Round 2 of the North American and Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) Senior Men's 15 A-side Rugby Championships.
The match is scheduled to kick off at 4pm with referee Derek Stoltz from Canada in charge of the match.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Under 14's Win Big in Canada
The Bermuda Under 14 National Rugby team continued their tour of Canada with a big victory over the Oshawa Vikings combined Under 14 & 15 team.
Bermuda totally dominated the game in their quest to go undefeated with some spectacular running from Tyquan Perinchief and Taarique Thomas.
Bermuda was also good on the day with great defensive tackling by Padraic OShauness, Perinchief and Enyche Zuill.
Bermuda finishing their tour with 2 wins after defeating the Oshawa Vikings 39-0.
Padraic O’Shaunessy led Bermuda with 2 Try’s, while Perinchief, Zuill, Jahnieko Francis, Thomas and Brenton Davis all added a Try each, while Padraic O’Shaunessy kicked 2 Conversions.