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.
Both teams entered the game after recording convincing wins against the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) rugby team and took the same level of intensity into their head to head clash.
The game saw a superbly well coordinated and fast moving Hornets team in very humid conditions dominating their spirited opponents in all departments of the game from start to finish. Caribs’ senior player Theodore Henry was back in the line-up for the encounter and was well assisted by teammate Claudius Butts but the pair was never allowed to get their game going.
Hornets eventually won the game comfortably even though they were without the services of swift and attacking national player, Dane Parks, who suffered a dislocated shoulder during the game. Parks was treated at the venue by a GDF medic who was present for the game.
The try scorers for Pepsi Hornets were Jason Tyrell, Troy Bascom and Rondel Mc Arthur with one successful conversion taken by Ryan George. Meanwhile, Caribs’ consolation try was scored by Kevin Joseph, but was not converted.
Hornets will now go into the penultimate round of the tournament as leaders, having beaten GDF and Caribs.
The next game is scheduled for Saturday and will see Pepsi Hornets come up against GDF for a second time. The game kicks off at 3.30 pm.