The Bermuda Rugby Football Union’s League season resumed at the National Sports Center.
In the Ladies Division the Teachers defeated the Police 29 – 24, Najee Pitt-Clarke scored a Try and kicked 2 Conversions for the Teachers, while Kathi Brown and Tammy Hall had 2 Try’s each, the Police got 3 try’s from Mika Tomita who also added a Conversion.
In the other match the Mariners and Renegades finished 5 – 5, Deneka Borden scored the Try for the Mariners, while the Renegades Try came from Nikki Palle.
The Teachers defeated the Police 38 – 20 in the Men’s Division, which was followed by the Renegades defeating the Mariners 60- 14.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Bermuda Rugby League Round Up
The Bermuda Rugby Football Unions’ League season resumed at the National Sports Center.
The Renegades were the only club on the day to get a double victory, with their Ladies team winning by 9 and their Men’s team won by 19.
Renegades 19 Teachers 10
The Renegades got off to a flying start defeating the Teachers 19 – 10, the Renegade got single Try’s from Maeve Dillon, Amy Harvey, Melissa Field and Laura Mulligan, while Mulligan added 2 Conversions. Emily Sinclair and Najaee Pitt-Clarke scored a Try each for the Teachers.
Police 5 Mariners 10
In the second game the Police went down 10 – 5 to the Mariners, the Mariners got a Try from Karley Alleyne and Niyah Heiligher, while the lone Police Try came from Meegan Jackson.
Renegades 31 Teachers 12
The Renegades – Teachers match would keep the referee busy with off the ball incidents needing his attention on several occasions, but in the end the Renegades would defeat the Teachers 31 – 12.
The Renegades got 3 Try’s from Jamie Baum, while Robin Bricknell and Sam Waters added a Try each, Charles Craigs would connect on 3 Conversions. The Teachers Try’s would come from Tom Hart and Aldo Cambell, with the Conversion coming off the boot of Conner McGowen.
Mariners 5 Police 50 - Marsden Memorial
The Police won the Marsden Memorial match defeating the Mariners 50 – 5.
Michael Halbert and Stephan Schmitt scored 2 Try’s each for the Police, with Danny Walker, Chiquan Smith, Nigel Walker and Joe Oosthuizen all added a Try each, with Riaan Engelbrechd kicking 5 Conversions. The Mariners lone Try came from Dave Rourke.
Sunday, January 07, 2018
Toms & Bedwas Advance in WRU National Cup
Brynley Toms and his Bedwas teammates are through to the second round of the WRU National Cup after a comfortable seven try 43 – 0 victory over Narberth who showed the tenacity to work to the end despite the huge point’s difference.
On a heavy pitch following much recent rain Bedwas got off to the start they hoped for. Following a five meter scrum the ball was sped wide for full back Aaron Bramwell to touch down near the corner flag. Steffan Jones’ tricky conversion went wide.
Bedwas continued to attack, a series of close range scums bought no reward and a long run from Connor Edwards was snuffed out when the youngster failed to spot the overlapping players to his right he made amends on 25 minutes to grab a try close to the posts. Jones added the conversion.
Despite their best efforts Narberth could not get a toe hold in the game as Bedwas dominated possession and territory.
With half time approaching Adam Williams dived in through a crowd for try number 3, Jones’ conversion putting Bedwas 19 points to the good at the interval.
Just after the break an injury to Andrew Waite saw a reshuffle in the pack with James Richards coming into the fray followed shortly afterwards by more replacements as Connor Edwards, Jack Williams and Geraint Edmunds all made way.
Bedwas’ fourth and Bramwell’s second try of the day after 51 minutes together with Jones’ conversion quelled any thoughts Narberth had of getting anything from the game but Bedwas were not finished.
Just short of the hour James Richards made it five on the day as he was driven over by the Bedwas pack, Jones again adding the extras.
Two further tries by Tom Rowlands featuring a brilliant out of the back of the hand pass by Mike Callow and Craig Hudd after 65 and 67 minutes completed the mission for Bedwas and although Narberth were able to enjoy some possession for the final 10 minutes Bedwas defended well to deny any opportunities.
Saturday, January 06, 2018
The Rest Win Duckett Memorial Rugby Tournament
The Bermuda Police Rugby Football Club hosted the 2018 edition of the George Duckett Memorial Rugby Tournament at Police Field in Prospect.
George Duckett was a former Commissioner of Police who was assassinated in 1972. Duckett was a larger than life Commissioner who had a commanding presence and stood at 6’5” tall and was well known as an ardent rugby fan.
In 1973, the Bermuda Police Rugby Section commenced an annual memorial game which is at present the longest running Memorial game in Bermuda.
The Bermuda Police Rugby Football Club were empathetically beaten by the Rest who also retained the Duckett Memorial Trophy.
The Rest won the Women’s 2nd’s Team game, the Rest would also win the First Women’s retaining the Rosanda L Jones Trophy and the Rest Men’s 2nd’s Team also won their game.
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Buccaneers Win Stephen Edwards Memorial
Recently at the Warwick Academy, friends and family of the late Stephen Edwards came to play a marvelous spectacle of rugby between the Buccaneers and a Select. The event which in it’s third year celebrates the life of Edwards who passed on 12/31/2014.
There was a fantastic turnout of players this year with many of the overseas youth coming out to play and the game was played just like Edwards did, with a lot of flowing rugby, not much kicking and all out enjoyment.
The hits were hard but fair and referee Keith Hodgkins remarked on the spirit the game was played in and the talent on show.
The Buccaneers would be able to hold off a strong challenge from the Select to win 33 – 32.
The Buccaneers got Try’s from Simon Thompson, Simeon Edwards, Logan Ball and Rory Dublin, while the Select side got three Try’s from Alex Doyling and a single from Chakote Wainwright.