Local rugby returns with big scoring games

| 26/02/2014

(CRFU): Domestic rugby took a break recently with successful campaigns against visiting American sides from Middlebury College and Princeton University Alumni but re-started on 22 February with two all important games to mark the midway point of the Alex Alexander Memorial Trophy competition. With the Pigs Trotters having won their first two encounters against the John Doak Architecture Iguanas and the Advance Fire and Plumbing Buccaneers it was up to the Fidelity Bank Cayman Storm to stop the Trotters march to their first league trophy since 2003. The Trotters took no time in finding the score sheet as some quick phase play put Dave Acutt over the try line to open the scoring only minutes after kick off.

But in a surprise rebound the Cayman Storm mounted 17 unanswered points in a stunning display of ball handling and tenacity. The run of form for the Storm was short lived however and the 17 points were to be the Storm’s haul for the day.

The Trotters mounted a comeback of their own and tallied up a further 20 points before halftime to bring in a half time score of 25-17 for the Trotters.

The 2nd half was not to mirror the high scoring first half and instead descended into a display of scrappy, ill-disciplined rugby with both teams losing players to red cards. Only the Pigs Trotters could secure any points in the 2nd half with a solitary penalty kick to bring in the final score of 28-17 to the Trotters

The 2nd game of the day saw the Iguanas pile 31 points on the Buccaneers before the Buccaneers responded in the 2nd half of the game to put their name on the score sheet. The Buccaneers controlled the bulk of the possession and were dominating the Iguanas in the lineout and scrums but it was the Iguanas who took every opportunity possible to find their way to the try line and with an impressive performance from the Iguanas back line the final score of 38-12 was never in doubt.

The big win for the Iguanas saw that team leapfrog the Buccaneers into 2nd place on the league table.

Week four of action may decide the league outcome as the Iguanas take on the Pigs Trotters and with only 3 points separating the 2 teams the Iguanas will be looking to overturn their early season loss to the Pigs whilst the Trotters will be doing everything in their power to stop an Iguana attempt toretain their championship. The Storm face the Buccaneers and the Buccaneers will look to put the embarrassing loss to the Iguanas behind them whilst the Storm will look to build on some promising displays on the pitch to earn their first win of the season.

Upcoming Fixtures
1 March 2014
John Doak Architecture Iguanas vs. Queensgate Pigs Trotters 3:00pm KO
Advance Fire & Plumbing Buccaneers vs. Fidelity Cayman Storm 4:45pm KO

Games are free to watch at the South Sound Rugby Ground or online at www.caymanrugbytv.com


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