DHL Storm crowned Waterford champs

| 26/04/2010

Cayman Islands News, Grand Cayman Island sports news(CNS): With the PSM AA CUP League trophy already in the Don Fosters Dive Iguanas Trophy Cabinet for 2010 spirits were high that the Iguanas would reach their first ever season double with a win over the DHL Storm, a team that the Iguanas had already defeated twice in the regular season, a release from the CRFU reports. However it was the DHL Cayman Storm who rounded out their 2010 season campaign with an impressive 40-10 win over the Don Fosters Dive Iguanas. The Waterford Vase, the DHL Storms’ 3rd trophy of the 09/10 club season after the A.R. Scott 10’s trophy and the Heineken Charity Shield was by far the biggest prize of the three.

The Storm were determined to make it 3rd time lucky and the Iguanas were focused on the ‘clean sweep’ and it was the Iguanas who drew first blood, with a fine Andre Ormond try set up by an excellent De Vere dummy run to score under the posts mid way through the first half. This score seemed to lift the Storm from their slumber and three tries in 10 minutes created from Iguana handling errors had the Iguanas suddenly reeling. Tries from Center Michael Sumares, Scrum Half Scott Forrest and Flanker Raqtoi all converted by the excellent Josh Brown meant the Storm led 21-5 at half time.

The Iguanas started the second half with real intent to turn things around and brought the scores closer with a Bryan Little try but, the Iguanas were held from scoring any more thanks in part to great play by the Storm forwards especially stand in Hooker MacDonald Machingura and determined work in defense by Josh’s Brown and Clarke. With the Iguanas pre-occupied with the darting forward runs of the Storm’ s Michael Sumares, Fijian try machine Raqtoi was able to find space and run in three further tries, 2 of which were converted by Josh Brown.

Following a season in which the Storm fought against the adversity of being disrupted by numerous injuries to key players, the final whistle was met with flamboyant celebrations. DHL Cayman Storm manager Mark Woollard said “I’m so proud of what my team has achieved this season. I tip my hat to the Iguanas for proving to be really tough opponents all season long, but so proud that my team could pull out such a big win in the final today.”

Iguanas captain Peter de Vere could only add “this is a real heartbreaker for us, we were certainly outplayed today but as a team we’re look forward to playing for 3 trophies next year.”… “And whilst we couldn’t get the double we’re glad our hard work this season has meant we’re the league champions”.

Don Fosters Dive Iguanas:
Trys: Andre Ormond, Bryan Little

DHL Storm:
Tries: Raqtoi (x4), Michael Sumares, Scott Forrest
Conversions: Josh Brown (x5)

Below: The 2010 Waterford Trophy Winners, the DHL Storm.

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