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Rugby team now ranked 46th in the world

The national 15’s men rugby team’s recent success has enabled it to leap nine placing up the world rankings. The jump from 55 to 46 came following its gritty 22-18 win versus Trinidad on Saturday in the southern zone final of the Rugby America’s North (RAN) championships at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain.

Doris says he has to do better

Troy Doris

Following Troy Doris’ two Diamond League meets in Norway and Sweden last week, the national triple jump record holder admitted that his mantra ahead of the Rio Olympics is “I have to do better.” Guyana’s best bet to medal at the Olympic Games this August told Stabroek Sport recently that he “after the Stockholm Diamond League, even though I finished second, which I’m truly excited about, I had a stronger feeling of a “I have to do better” attitude over than I did in Oslo.

Last 16 fixtures at Euro 2016

PARIS,  (Reuters) – Euro 2016 last 16 fixtures after the end of the group phase yesterday (times GMT): Switzerland v Poland – Saturday 25 June, 1300 (Stade Geoffroy Guichard, St Etienne) Wales v Northern Ireland – Saturday 25 June, 1600 (Parc des Princes, Paris) Croatia v Portugal – Saturday 25 June, 1900 (Stade Bollaert Delelis, Lens) France v Ireland – Sunday 26 June, 1300 (Parc OL, Lyon) Germany v Slovakia – Sunday 26 June, 1600 (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille) Hungary v Belgium – Sunday 26 June, 1900 (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse) Italy v Spain – Monday 27 June, 1600 (Stade de France, Paris) England v Iceland – Monday 27 June, 1900 (Allianz Riviera, Nice)

Stag Beer champs receive prizes

Grove Hi Tech President Kevin Anthony displays the winner’s cheque in the presence of Marketing Assistant Richard Singh and club officials.

Recently crowned Stag Beer East Bank of Demerara senior champions Grove Hi-Tech were officially presented with their prizes yesterday during a simple presentation ceremony held at the Ansa McAl headquarters in Beterverwagting.

De Villiers a great asset for Tridents: Drakes

South African superstar AB de Villiers.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados Tridents assistant coach, Vasbert Drakes, expects South African superstar AB de Villiers to be a major asset for the franchise and believes he will be key to any title-run when the Caribbean Premier League bowls off next week.