Cash-strapped GRFU may forfeit final fixture

-needs government or corporate support to fly north

The cash-strapped Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) may have to forfeit its NACRA 15s final fixture unless it garners government and corporate support to offset the team’s travel expenses.

According to president of the union, Peter Green, the championship final is scheduled for June 28 with the higher ranked team (by NACRA 2013 Rankings) playing host to Guyana.

At the moment both USA South #1 and Cayman Islands #3 are billed to clash on Saturday to determine the winner of the Northern zone to play number five ranked Guyana.

However, the union cannot afford the cost of travelling to either the USA or Cayman Islands at the risk of bankrupting itself and participating in this year’s NACRA Sevens championships with the higher stakes involved in qualifying for the 2015 Pan American Games as well as 2016 Olympics.

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