Guyana suffers 20-0 defeat against Trinidad & Tobago in rugby qualifier – 3rd June 2013
NACRA qualifying campaign for the Fifteens tournament came to a screeching halt on Saturday in Trinidad. The Guyanese were beaten 20-0 in a match that was to decide who will play USA South in Round 3 of the Qualifiers.Trinidad had already beaten Barbados 19-6 and Guyana had also taken the Bajans out 19-17. It was sweet revenge for the Trinidadians who were beaten by the Guyanese a year ago to send them out of the 2015 world cup qualifiers.
Coach Theodore Henry said his worst fears had come through.
Overconfidence, according to Henry, might have crept into the mindset of the players and he said this was seen even as they were warming up for the game.
Captain Ryan Gonsalves gave credit to Trinidad and said Guyana’s slow pace out of the blocks made them pay the price.
Some of the players also said the game was close but they admitted they could have done better.
Trinidad will now host the US South at a date to be decided.
In cricket: The West Indies will be looking to put up a better performance in their second warm up match in the Champions trophy in England when the face Sri Lanka in Birmingham on Tuesday. The West Indies Lost to Australia by 4 wkts on Saturday in the first warm up with the returning Darren Bravo scoring 86 and opener Johnson Charles 55. Australia Captain Shane Watson then took apart the bowling to slam 135 . Pacers Tino Best and Kemar roach took 2 wks apiece while there was one each for Darren Sammy and Captain Dwayne Bravo. Aussie pacers Starc 4/29 and Mc Kay 3/45 were the main wicket takers.