Local ruggers lost four out of five

The national Sevens men’s rugby team lost four of their five games at the  three-day Cathay Pacific/HSBC Sevens World Series which ended in Hong Kong on Sunday.

On the first day of competition, Guyana went down 19 to nil against  Pool F foes Portugal; on day two in their first game against Russia, the Jaguars squandered a 10-nil lead and were eventually defeated 14 to 12.

In their second game of day two, the local ruggers lost to Japan 38 to 5.
On day three, Guyana recorded a seven to five victory over China but was trounced 31 to nil by Uruguay later in the day.

The tournament was important to Guyana as it was one of the pathways to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil as well as to become one of three new core teams.

The three new core teams are Canada, Spain and Pool F winner Portugal.
Fiji played undefeated throughout the tournament and walked away as the Cup champions.

The local ruggers are scheduled to return to Guyana this morning.

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