The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) has announced a male and a female squad to commence training at the National Park rugby field in preparation for the North American Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) Seven’s tournament in the Cayman Islands in November.
Training will commence at 16:30hrs.
A mixture of familiar names as well as new comers made up the squad for both genders.
The male ruggers, who are the former six-time champions, were dethroned last year by Mexico after six years of ruling the NACRA kingdom and will have redemption on their minds. They will be coached by Canada-based Spencer Robinson who has committed his services to the team.
In the meantime, however, his assistants Theodore Henry and Larry Adonis will carry out the training programme planned by Robinson.
According to president of the union, Peter Green, “the squads will be in training on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The union will also be staging 15s and 10s club matches on the off days.”
The men’s squad reads: Ryan Gonsalves, Theodore Henry, Walter George, Dwayne Schroeder, Avery Corbin, Rhondel McArthur, Rickford Cummings, Akeem Fraser, Leon Greaves, Kevin Joseph, Lance Adonis, Troy Bascom, Elwin Chase, Blaise Bailey, Breon Walks, Carl Lewis, Trenton Braithwaite, Claude Alexander, Grantley Williams and overseas based players Richard Staglon, Vallon Adams, Peabo Hamilton, Ronald Mayers, Kevin McKenzie, Claudius Butts and Dominic Lespierre.
The women’s squad will include: Sabola Gray, Tricia Munroe, Collette Hope, Latoya Cordis, Nicole Nero, Alicia Mentore, Alicia Fortune, Therese Torres, Sherryann Prowell, Andrea Lashley, Carren Skeete, Grace Jarvis, Maurees Skeete, Shennel Daniels, Fiona Ward, Cindy Fraser, Vionette Proffii, Karren Norville, Alexis Gordon, Princesa Wilkie, Nicollette Shako, Debbie Sampson, Sasha James, Odessa Romeo, Claotea Dublin, Lashana Castillo, Yara Silva and Valarie Hunter. Shane Grant-Stuart and Alwyn Etwah will carry out the duties of coach and assistant for the females.