T&T beat Bermuda at Under-19 Championships
Trinidad and Tobago laid down their marker with a hard fought 19-11 win over Bermuda in the opening match of the 2012 North America and Caribbean Under-19 Rugby Championships, in Mexico, on Saturday.
Bermuda got off to a quick start through a penalty from centre Tristan Kermode, after sustained pressure, only to see the lead disappear when gaps in the Bermuda defence let in T&T fullback Jamal Stewart, who seized his opportunity to outrun the Bermuda defence. Sebastian Navaro duly converted to give T&T a 7-3 lead at halftime.
Kermode pulled the score back to 7-6 in favour of T&T early in the second half. However, T&T centre Tariq Cheeks extended the lead to 12-6. Stewart added the conversion to give T&T a 19-6 lead.
Bermuda rallied in the closing minutes of the match as they tried to close the deficit, and were rewarded with a try by full back Scott Heany in the dying moments.
In the second match, Cayman Islands got the better of Mexico 11-6.