Defeated Rugby Sevens squad returns from Barbados
The St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) rugby 7s team has returned from Barbados defeated, but in high spirits after a difficult Rugby Americas North (RAN) 7-a-side Tournament. The tournament, which featured 14 countries battling it out over two days of exciting rugby, saw St. Vincent starting off in a tough group with Trinidad, Cayman Islands and St. Lucia, later facing Guadeloupe and Curacao, beating Curacao 20-0. Despite not securing many wins, the squad played well against much stronger teams and showed determination and improvement since its last Sevens tournament, finishing in 12th place, above Turks & Caicos and Curacao. The overall winners were Jamaica for the Men, and Mexico for the Women.
Player of the tournament went to Dugal ‘Youthi’ James, with the best newcomer going to Jonte Bowens, who at just 19 years old, showed great potential in his first tournament.