Panthers play unbeaten to win GRFU Sevens tourney

The Panthers rugby outfit emerged winner of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) 7s tournament held yesterday at the National Park.

The team, made up of former UG Wolves players, was unbeaten during their three-match outing which culminated with a pulsating 26-24 victory against the Pepsi Hornets in the final.

The Pepsi Hornets and the Police Falcons in a scrum yesterday. (Royston Alkins photo)

Fabian Joseph, Laurie Adonis, captain Rondell ‘Bull’ McArthur and Osei McKenzie were the try scorers for the winning side while Adonis (one) and Godfrey Broomes (two) also chipped in with conversions.

A brace by Peabo Hamilton, a try and two conversions by national captain, Ryan Gonsalves and a try by national sprinter, Jason Tyrell were not enough to get the Hornets over the hump against the hungry, fleet-footed Panthers.

En route to the final, the Hornets defeated the Police Falcons 38-nil, the Panthers got the better of the Caribs 31-nil and the Panthers beat the Hornets 28-19.

It was a good day at the office for McArthur’s men.

Rondell ‘Bull’ McArthur led his chargers from the front yesterday. The Panthers rugby outfit emerged winner of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) 7s tournament with a pulsating 26-24 victory against the Pepsi Hornets in the final. (Royston Alkins photo)

Notes: There was a non-appearance of the GDF outfit due to match fitness stemming from the lack of training time.

The GRFU season continues on Sunday with the Trophy Stall 7s at the same venue. The Panthers will be looking to continue their winning ways when the tournament kicks off at 11:00hrs.

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