Guyana national rugby union team

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Guyana
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.

History[edit]

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.

The team is sponsored by X-Treme Rugby ( www.x-tremerugbywear.com) a Thailand-based company owned by former Canadian International player (50 caps), Eddie Evans. Eddie also runs charity called Nakk Suu, designed to help teach the game of rugby to kids in Thailand.

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[edit]

Guyana squad at the 2015 NACRA Rugby Championship:[2]

Players Position Club
Rondell McArthur Prop UG Wolves
Jason Tyrell Prop Pepsi Hornets
Delroy Gordon Prop Pepsi Hornets
Jacques Archibald Prop UG Wolves
Troy Arjoon Prop /Hooker Brooklyn Rugby Club
Rickford Cummings Hooker Pepsi Hornets
Dwayne Schroeder Lock GDF
Vallon Adams Lock Rockaway Fish Head, NY
Kevon David Lock Yamaha Caribs
Richard Staglon Flanker Trinidad Caribs
Jamal Angus Flanker UG Wolves
Jermaine Prowell No. 8 GDF
Ryan Gonsalves Scrum Half Pepsi Hornets
Leon Greaves Scrum Half Pepsi Hornets
Peabo Hamilton Fly Half Trinidad Northern
Lancelot Adonis Fly Half/Full Back UG Wolves
Theodore Henry Center Yamaha Caribs
Kevin McKenzie Center Sunshine Coast Falcons, Brisbane
Randy James Center/Wing Woodland Rugby Club, Texas
Claudius Butts Wing Trinidad Harvard
Avery Corbin Wing GDF
Blaise Bailey Wing Pepsi Hornets
Ronald Mayers Full Back Trinidad Northern

Officials

  • Kenneth Grant-Stuart - Coach
  • Robin Roberts - Manager
  • Abiola Blair - Physiotherapist

Previous Squads[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bath, Richard (ed.) The Complete Book of Rugby (Seven Oaks Ltd, 1997 ISBN 1-86200-013-1) p78
  2. ^ Gary Carbines (11 April 2015). "GUYANA v TRINIDAD TOBAGO: Caribbean Champ., South". Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/matches/match=13762/index.html

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