The inclement weather has failed to put a damper on the national men’s sevens rugby team ahead of next week’s all-important Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens Championships in Barbados.
In fact, they are relishing the opportunity to sharpen their tools under the challenging conditions.
Despite the muddy training surface at the National Park, the ruggers known as the ‘Green Machine’ show up daily with their hard hats on to put in the work.
Their quest: to add more hardware to their collection and bring further glory to the 592.
The goal is much bigger than the challenges they currently face.
Team Guyana, eight-time champions of the RAN Championships will be aiming for their ninth title and a berth at the 2019 Pan American Games.
The top men’s and women’s finishers will book their tickets to: HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020: Series Qualifier – 5th-7th April 2019 (Hong Kong Sevens)
The top two men’s and women’s teams will be off to compete in: Lima 2019 Pan American Games
RAN teams will also be looking ahead to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Results from this year’s RAN 7s will determine seeding for next year’s tournament, which is a regional qualifier for the Games.
With everything on the line, it’s an all-important tournament for the ‘Green Machine’. Sunnier days will be ahead.