Saturday, February 24, 2018

Now Harvard go after Carib International Sevens

Harvard Rugby Football Club will be chasing yet another piece of silverware this weekend when the second annual Carib Tobago International Rugby Sevens Tournament gets under way at Bon Accord Recreational ground today.

But to win their eighth title this season will take some doing for the Trinidad and Tobago Rugby Football Union (TTRFU) National Sevens champions.

They will have to get past a host of local clubs as well as international teams, Barbados RFC, Border Reivers of Scotland, CRUM of Venezuela, Dog River Howlers of Canada, Martinique Nationals and the University of Guyana team.

Fourteen men's teams and 14 women's squads will be competing in the two-day tournament.

The action starts at 8.30 a.m. today with the teams being divided into two groups of seven with the top four in each group moving on to the next round and the other teams moving into the plate competition.

Tomorrow's action will also get under way from 8.30 a.m.

In terms of the prizes at stake the Men's Division, winners will get the Carib Cup plus 12 gold medals, while the runners-up will receive the Zoti Cup and 12 silver medals.

The Plate winners take home the SPORTT Cup and 12 bronze medals and the losing Plate finalists will get the Caribbean Airlines Cup and 12 bronze medals.

The first prize for the Women's Division is the Tobago Department of Tourism Cup and 12 gold medals plus US$5,000.

The losing Women's Division finalists get US$2,500 and the Tourism Development Company Cup as well as 12 silver medals.

The third place women's team gets US$1,500 and the Baxter's Limited Cup, while the fourth place team will get the Tobago Travel Cup and US$1,000.

Also up for grabs are the Larry Mouttet Camaraderie Trophy for the Most Sociable Team, the Jamie Waters Memorial Trophy for the Most Promising Player and the Burt Angello Waldron Memorial Trophy which goes to a team chosen by the Tobago RFC.