Rugby team drubbed 71-7 by Colombia

Rugby America’s 15s Challenge action involving Guyana and host, Colombia yesterday at the Estadio Cincuentenario in Medellin.

Guyana’s male rugby outfit opened their America’s 15s Challenge campaign yesterday on the worst possible note. 

They suffered a historic 71-7 drubbing at the hands of the host, Colombia. According to reports, Joseph Rahaman was the only local player to breach Colombia’s try line, a try which he also converted.

According to a GRFU official it is the second largest margin of defeat in an international 15-a-side game following the 1996 Caribbean Championships in Barbados when the Cayman Islands beat Guyana 81-7. 

Dubbed the ‘Green Machine’ the local male ruggers will look to transform into robot mode with a bounce back win against Paraguay on Wednesday.

They then wrap up their campaign after facing Mexico on Sunday.

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