Guyana national rugby union team

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Union Guyana Rugby Football Union
Coach(es) Theodore Henry
Captain(s) Ryan Gonsalves
Team kit
Largest win
 Guyana 97 - 0 Saint Lucia 
(10 August 2005)
Largest defeat
 Cayman Islands 97 - 0 Guyana 
(20 November 2001)

The Guyana national rugby union team represents Guyana in the sport of rugby union. They have thus far not qualified for a Rugby World Cup, but have participated in qualifying tournaments.


Guyana made their international debut in Georgetown in 1979 in a match against Bermuda, which Bermuda won. They played Bermuda again in 1981 in the Port of Spain. The team got their first win in 1999 in Georgetown, defeating Martinique seven points to three. The team competed in the Americas qualifying tournaments for qualification for the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia, including fixtures against Cayman Islands.

Guyana competes in the Caribbean Championship, a tournament which includes Antigua, Trinidad and Tobago, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, and Bermuda.[1]

Guyana attempted to qualify for the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France in 2005, contesting the Americas tournament in Round 1a. Guyana were grouped in the South Pool, alongside Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Saint Lucia. Guyana won two of their three fixtures, finishing in second place in the final standings.

In 2003, Guyana's u-18 team won the Caribbean championship and went on to win it the following two years, losing it to Jamaica on points in Guyana in 2006 and losing in the final of the u-20 World Cup qualifier in the Cayman Islands 2007 to Jamaica, who won on drop goals after the match went tied after extra time.

Guyana will participate in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, having won the NAWIRA qualifying tournament in Mexico in November 2009. The side is currently captained by Claudius Butts, with Theodore Henry taking over when Butts was injured in the buildup to Mexico.

The side are currently coached by Larry Adonis and Clinton Clarke, with West Indies coach Joe Whipple acting as a technical director.

Guyanan rugby is regularly supported by the BOOST Coaching Programme based at Loughborough University, U.K, with 2 coaches travelling to spend a month with the union once a year. One coach then comes to Loughborough in return, normally in February or March.


Squad to 2012 NACRA Championship 23 June 2012 [2]


  • Jason Tyrell
  • Allain Crawford
  • Rondell McArthur
  • Vallon Adams
  • Clyde Prowell
  • Dwayne Schroeder
  • Richard Staglon
  • Dillion Downer
  • Ryan Gonsalves (C)
  • Christopher Singh
  • Ronald Mayers
  • Theodore Henry
  • Peabo Hamilton
  • Claudius Butts
  • Ryan Hinkson


  • Delroy Gordon
  • Troy Arjoon
  • Elwin Chase
  • Rickford Cummings
  • Walter George
  • Claude Alexander
  • Avery Corbin


  • Theodore Henry

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bath, Richard (ed.) The Complete Book of Rugby (Seven Oaks Ltd, 1997 ISBN 1-86200-013-1) p78
  2. ^

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