Coach Cowdroy rings in the changes for big game

| 18/04/2012

cowdroy.jpg(CRFU): With Cayman Rugby’s only hope of continuing its 2015 Rugby World Cup Qualification lying in the balance after the shock 19-18 loss to Jamaica in Kingston on 7 April National Coach Brad Cowdroy (left)  has named a much changed side to face Mexico on 21 April at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. Up front, Paul Parker willearn his 2nd start at tight head against the Mexicans with 1st choice Mark Stabler being unavailable through injury. JS de Jager regains his spot at hooker and in the back row Ben Blair returns to no. 8.A much changed back line sees Simon Crompton take over from Ross Connerton at scrumhalf and the speedy Tom Mann earning a place on the wing.

On the subs bench Peter de Vere makes a comeback from injury to bolster the Cayman front row whilst Camilo Andres will have a chance to earn his first cap for Cayman if he features during the game.

If Cayman beat Mexico at home and progress to the next round of World Cup Qualification they will face Bermuda away in May 2012.

Team is as follows:

1. Ben McDonald (c)
2. JS De Jager
3. Paul Parker
4. Dan Bond
5. Yohann Regnard
6. Shaun Gerard
7. Josh Clark
8. Ben Blair
9. Simon Crompton
10. Morgan Hayward
11. Chris Bunce
12. Jon Murphy
13. Venasio Tokatokavanua
14. Tom Mann
15. Joel Clark

16. Mick Kehoe
17. Peter de Vere
18. Doug Anderson
19. Phil Fourie
20.  Robbie Cribb
21. Camilo Andres
22. James Waters

 

 

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