Rugby

Hornets in come-from-behind win to lift GRFU 10s trophy

Hornets in come-from-behind win to lift GRFU 10s trophy

The Hornets players used their skill and experience and held their nerve to come from behind and sting a game UG outfit, 34-28 to lift the GRFU 10s league trophy yesterday at the National Park .

Rugby team staying positive despite weather

Rugby team staying positive despite weather

Despite the recent inclement weather, the spirit of the national rugby squad is far from dampened as the ruggers continue to prepare assiduously for the NACRA senior men’s 15s Caribbean championships home game against Barbados on May 18 .

National men’s rugby team getting US$10,000 sponsorship from gov’t

National men’s rugby team getting US$10,000 sponsorship from gov’t

- Nascimento

By Emmerson CampbellThe Guyana government will be giving financial support to the tune of US$10,000 towards the participation of the national men’s rugby team at the Pan American championships in Guadalajara, Mexico and the NACRA championships in Barbados .

World Cup debutants Russia set modest goals

MONINO, Russia, (Reuters) - Russia believe they can  win their opening match on their rugby World Cup debut with  coach Nikolai Nerush saying their inclusion is a big boost for a  set-up which receives “peanuts” .

Banks Sevens rugby tourney postponed

Banks Sevens rugby tourney postponed

The annual Banks DIH Sevens Rugby competition which was scheduled for yesterday in the National Park was postponed due to the heavy rainfall .

20 kids participate in GRFU rugby summer camp

20 kids participate in GRFU rugby summer camp

The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) will complete a successful School’s Rugby Summer Camp today with a sight-seeing tour around Main Street, Georgetown .

Bermuda ends title drought  with impressive win

Bermuda ends title drought with impressive win

NACRA 15s Rugby Championship…

Test rugby giants Bermuda ended their championship drought when they rallied to an 11- 0 victory against Guyana in the final of the 2011 NACRA Rugby 15s championship at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence last night .

Showdown at Providence Stadium

Showdown at Providence Stadium

-Bermuda, Guyana battle in final of NACRA 15s rugby c/ships

Bermuda will face Guyana on their home territory this evening in what is expected to be an intriguing showdown as the two zone champions lock horns in the final of the NACRA Men’s 15s rugby Championship at the Guyana National Stadium from 6pm .

Hornets are William Blackman 15s rugby  league champs

Hornets are William Blackman 15s rugby league champs

Pepsi Hornet’s pulled off a comfortable victory against Yamaha Caribs in the tournament decider of the William Blackman 15-a-side Rugby League to take the coveted crown on Saturday at the National Park Rugby Playfield .

Hornets sting Caribs in GRFU 15’s tournament

Hornets sting Caribs in GRFU 15’s tournament

The Pepsi Hornets rugby team overpowered Yamaha Caribs 17-5 in the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) 15-a-side tournament when the two powerhouses met last Saturday at the National Park rugby field .

Pepsi Hornets steamroll GDF in GRFU season opener

Pepsi Hornets steamroll GDF in GRFU season opener

The Pepsi Hornets Rugby Club ran through the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) rugby team to win the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) season opener 27-0 when the two teams bumped heads yesterday at the National Park .

Rugby season further postponed

The Guyana Rugby Football Union has been forced to further postpone the opening of the Banks DIH Sevens Rugby Season and the School’s League .

Ruggers need better preparation  for top level competition -Nascimento

Ruggers need better preparation for top level competition -Nascimento

-urges gov’t to provide financing

President of the GRFU, Kit Nascimento said that in order for the National rugby Sevens team to win games at the IRB Sevens World Series in Las Vegas, United States, more preparation against higher levels of competition is required .

National Sevens team returns from Vegas

National Sevens team returns from Vegas

The National Rugby Sevens team arrived in Guyana yesterday after their two-day excursion in Las Vegas, United States for the USA leg of the International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens World Series last Saturday and Sunday .

Match against England is like David versus Goliath

Match against England is like David versus Goliath

–Henry

National Sevens rugby Captain Theodore Henry told reporters shortly after arriving in Las Vegas for the International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens World Series that their game against England tomorrow will be like David versus Goliath .

GRFU announces IRB Sevens team

GRFU announces IRB Sevens team

The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) yesterday named their 12-man team that will be representing Guyana at the International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens World Series on February 12 and 13 in Las Vegas, United States .

GT&T on board as major sponsors for Rugby Sevens team

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) company has once again established themselves as major sponsors of the national Sevens rugby team .

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The Guyana Rugby Football Union will name the team to represent Guyana at the International Rugby Board (iRB) Sevens World Series championships today .

National rugby Sevens to kick off IRB Sevens against England

National rugby Sevens to kick off IRB Sevens against England

The national rugby Sevens team will play the opening game of the International Rugby Board (iRB) Sevens World Series when they go up against England on day one of the tournament on February 12 in Las Vegas, USA .

We have got to learn  to play the right game

We have got to learn to play the right game

-Nascimento

Theodore Henry, Coach of the national rugby squad preparing for the International Rugby Board (iRB) Sevens World Series tournament in Las Vegas, United States of America  next month, is upbeat about the team’s chances following trials at the National Stadium at Providence yesterday .

‘We did not accomplish  our goal’  – McCormack

‘We did not accomplish our goal’ – McCormack

… Condition of National Park rugby field hampered first rugby trials for iRB Series

National rugby Sevens director, Mike McCormack disclosed yesterday that the national rugby Sevens squad did not accomplish its goal, nor the goals of the teams coach, Theodore Henry at last Saturday’s trial games at the National Park .

Whipple resigns!

Whipple resigns!

-GRFU appoints Canadian as TD for Vegas trip

Former Technical Director (TD) of the national Sevens rugby team, Joe Whipple has resigned, according to president of the Guyana Rugby Football Union, Kit Nascimento .

After several quiet years, rugby takes Guyana by storm

Despite the national rugby teams’ successes in previous years, the sport flew under the radar on the local scene until it hosted two major tournaments in 2010: the NACRA Championships and the Rugby Sevens tournament of the CAC Games at the Providence stadium .

GRFU frustrated over condition of National Park rugby field

GRFU frustrated over condition of National Park rugby field

…seeking to shift training to stadium

The complaints surrounding the poor condition of the rugby field in the National Parak made by the Guyana Rugby Football Union in the past continued yesterday as GRFU president, Kit Nascimento expressed his dissatisfaction with the ground to Stabroek Sport .

Rugby players say  suspension unjustified

Rugby players say suspension unjustified

Suspended national rugby player, Dwayne Schroeder believes that he has been unfairly disciplined by the disciplinary committee appointed by the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) to hear misconduct complaints against him and two other players .

Rugby union formally announces suspension of three players

President of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), Kit Nascimento told Stabroek Sport yesterday that it “is yet to be seen” if the suspension of three national rugby players will affect the national team at next February’s International Rugby Board (IRB) World Sevens Series in the United States .

Three national rugby players suspended

Three national rugby players suspended

…over Commonwealth Games incident

Three national rugby players on the Sevens team that represented Guyana at this year’s Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India have been suspended as a result of their conduct while returning from the Games .

Henry says size is a factor

Henry says size is a factor

…as national rugby Sevens squad prepares for IRB Series

National Sevens rugby coach and player, Theodore Henry has a comprehensive training regimen for the national Sevens rugby squad as they enter the preparatory stage for the International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens World Series on February 12 and 13 in Las Vegas, United States .

Juman-Yassin affirms GOA got no gov’t $$ for CG, CAC Games

President of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) K Juman Yassin on Wednesday affirmed that the GOA has not received any funding from the Government of Guyana for the Commonwealth Games and the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games this year .

Under-19 rugby team beaten by T&T 22-18

The national under-19 rugby team returned home on Monday from their stint in Trinidad and Tobago where they suffered a 18-22 points defeat at the hands of the home team in a 15’s rugby match-up last Sunday at the Queen’s Park Savannah .

Under-19 rugby team departs for T&T today

Under-19 rugby team departs for T&T today

The national under-19 rugby team is departing Guyana today for Trinidad and Tobago, where they will engage in two ‘challenge matches’ against the Trinidad & Tobago Rugby Football Union’s (TTRFU) under-19 team .

Rugby players succumbed to distractions at the Games Village

Rugby players succumbed to distractions at the Games Village

-team should and could have done better; some players were not focused- Nascimento President of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), Kit Nascimento feels that the national Sevens team could have performed better at the just concluded Commonwealth Games in India .

Nascimento  to hold press  briefing Wednesday

Nascimento to hold press briefing Wednesday

President of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) Kit Nascimento said yesterday he will brief the media on Wednesday on the performance of the national rugby Sevens team at the just concluded Commonwealth Games in India .

Rugby Sevens lose to Tonga 21-14

Rugby Sevens lose to Tonga 21-14

- but climb in IRB world rankingsAfter being defeated without scoring in their previous three rugby Sevens matches of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the national rugby Sevens team delivered an improved performance as they went down to Tonga 14-21 in their final game of the tournament on Tuesday .



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