The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) has named a 26-man squad for the Americas 15s Rugby Challenge which kicks off on August 26 in Colombia.
According to release from the union, the local outfit will be competing at the inaugural tournament against powerhouses like Mexico, Colombia and Paraguay.
Each team will play three games in the round-robin tournament – Sunday, August 26, Wednesday, August, 29, with the final round set for Saturday, September 1. The winner will be the team with the most tournament points.
Paraguay and Colombia are ranked 40th and 41st in the World Rugby Ranking and will be the best ranked teams among the four participants in the Championship. Guyana arrives as the 2017 RAN Senior Men’s Champion and Mexico has been invited because of its Major Market designation.
The team departs on August 22.
The confirmed playing schedule and traveling contingent is listed below:
Sunday, August 26: Paraguay vs. Mexico
Sunday, August 26: Colombia vs. Guyana
Wednesday, August 29: Guyana vs. Paraguay
Wednesday, August 29: Colombia vs. Mexico
Saturday, September 1: Mexico vs. Guyana
Saturday, September 1: Colombia vs. Paraguay
Jason Tyrell, Allain Crawford, Rondel McArthur, Kevon David, Grantley Williams, Richard Staglon, Jamal Angus, Cloyd Prowell, Ryan Gonsalves, Lancelot Adonis , Avery Corbin, Claudius Butts, Godfrey Broomes, David Garnett, Joseph Rahaman, Cyon Kitt, Ahmad Isaacs, Vallon Adams, Walter George, Sean Phillips, James Osborne, Daniel DeAbreu Toby David, Selwin Henry, Oneil Charles, Jamal Darrell.
Reserve Players and Positions-Prop-Damar Haynes, Kevin Jordan, Terrence Daniels—Locks-Delon DeAbreu, Glenroy Poole, Daniel Anderson-Wingers-Jose Felicien, Kurt Hunt, David Garnett, Ryan Dey, Kareem McKenzie
Manager Earl Edgill , Coach – Shane Grant-Stuart, Physio Barrington Brown