Saturday, December 16, 2017

T&T to host rugby championships

The North America Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) Men’s Under-19 Rugby Championships returns to Trinidad and Tobago next month with 12 teams from around the region meeting at Fatima College Ground in Mucurapo to crown the 2014 champions.

The tournament takes place from July 12-19 and will feature Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and USA South.

This year marks 91 years of rugby being played in T&T and also highlights President Anthony Carmona becoming the patron of the T&T Rugby Football Union. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $5 for children and the TTRFU is hoping for a big turnout of supporters.

The 12 teams will be split into NACRA Cup and the NACRA Trophy with six teams taking part in the each. T&T plays in Group B alongside Mexico and USA South for the NACRA Cup. Group A will feature the Cayman Islands, Jamaica and Barbados.

The other teams will be in the NACRA Trophy. The Bahamas against St Vincent and the Grenadines will open the tournament on July 12 at 2 p.m. while T&T play their first game against USA South from 4:30 p.m. the following day.