DHL Cayman Storm Champions

| 29/02/2012

week62 (259x300).jpg(CRFU): The 2011/12 Alex Alexander Memorial Season came to a fitting end with the DHL Cayman Storm raising the Alex Alexander Memorial Trophy for the first time since 2008. Since that time the John Doak Architecture Iguanas have held a firm grip on the trophy and the Iguanas certainly did not give up the trophy without a fight. The Iguanas, riddled with absences and injuries could only field a 12 man team on the 18th of February and the 3 man advantage should have meant an easy ride to the trophy for the Storm. Instead, and as if possessed by the Spartan army, the Iguanas controlled the pace of the game for long periods and all were shocked to see the Iguanas 6-0 up with 1 minute left in the 1st half. Photo Caroline Deegan

The return of Venassio Tokotokovanua to the DHL Storm ranks was again to be the team’s saving grace as his try just before the half time whistle turned the tide of points to the Storm’s favor. Whilst the Iguanas never regained the lead they kept within breathing distance throughout and only with a Baron Solomon solo effort late in the game were the Storm comfortable winners 34-15.

In the earlier game of the day the Krys Global Buccaneers subjected the Queensgate Pigs Trotters to their 6th defeat of the regular season to secure 2nd place in the league standings but the game was again a close run affair.

Going into the next stage of the domestic Cayman Rugby season the Pigs will be buoyed by the fact that the DHL Storm struggled against a weakened Iguanas side and will hope to earn their first win of the season and march into the DART knockout vase final against what is likely to be the Buccaneers unless the Iguanas can turn around their injury woes in time for their clash.

Next games 3 March 2012 at the Cayman Islands Rugby Club:
2pm John Doak Architecture Iguanas vs. Krys Global Buccaneers
4pm DHL Cayman Storm vs. Queensgate Pigs Trotters

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