Buccaneers take the double

| 01/05/2013

CRFU): The Advance Fire & Plumbing Buccaneers RFC won their 2nd trophy of the 2012/13 domestic Rugby season with a comfortable win over the John Doak Architecture Iguanas RFC on 14 April 35-12. Earlier in the day the 3rd place decider between the Century 21 Cayman Storm RFC and Queensgate Pigs Trotters RFC was forfeited to pave the way for the grand final for the DART Vase between the Islands top 2 rugby sides both looking for their 2nd piece of silverware for the season.

buccs  purple dragon buccs  cricket   13 apr 13 257 (500x281).jpgThe Buccaneers started brightly before the Iguanas started to react and the game was fairly even heading into the half time mark before the Buccaneers started to stretch their legs thanks in no small part to the accurate kicking of flyhalf Morgan Shelford and the strong running from Buccaneer standout Stefan Prior.

The Vase hoodoo continues to plague the Iguanas who are the only team in the Cayman Rugby to have never raised the trophy since its inception albeit for featuring in a five finals whereas the Buccaneers have now won the Vase for an unprecedented 3 straight seasons.

Whilst the Vase Final usually signals the end of the domestic rugby and a change of focus to International Rugby the Cayman Rugby Football Union has added a new competition to the schedule in the form of the Appleton Challenge Cup (“ACC”) which features those not eligible for nation rugby duty and gives many of the younger or less experienced rugby players more time on the pitch for the 2013 season.

In week 1 of the ACC the Queensgate Pigs Trotters demolished the Century 21 Cayman Storm 47-7 and an undermanned John Doak Iguanas put up a valiant effort against the Advance Fire and Plumbing Buccaneers to lose 28-8.

The ACC Action continues at the South Sound Rugby Pitch on 4 May.

Next games: May 4 @4pm Queensgate Pigs Trotters vs. Advance Fire & Plumbing Buccaneers, @530pm John Doak Architecture Iguanas vs. Century 21 Cayman Storm.

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Photo: Caroline Deegan

The Advance Fire and Plumbing Buccaneers:
Back Row (L-R): Casey Salgado, Morgan Shelford, Dan Bond, David Bakker, Shaun Gerrard, Mick Jehoe, Alex Pineau, Mike Smith, Stefan Prior, Mark Lea, Phil Fourie
Front Row (L-R): Dan Anderson, Addae Andrews, Saviriano Tabuaniwere, Jake Skinner, Danny McGrath, Josh Bain, Ron Arscott, Cameron Sibbald, Christian Victory

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