Police still have all to play for
Renegades will have to wait a little bit longer to win the Bermuda Rugby Football Union Men’s League title.
The Black and Whites were comfortably beaten 32-19 by a Police team who still harbour championship ambitions of their own.
Police’s bonus-point win at the National Sports Centre on Saturday means they are still in with a chance of retaining their league title.
Tommy Edwards led the way for Police, grabbing a hat-trick in a six-try romp, with Adam Richards, Mike Hambert and Paull Davis also crossing for scores. The margin of victory could have been greater, but Dan Cole left his kicking boots behind and only managed to convert one of the tries.
Tom Healy, Bennet Gibson and Paul Dobinson scored tries in reply, while Brian Archibald kicked two conversions for Renegades, who take on Teachers next weekend.
Teachers, meanwhile, gave a glimpse of what the future of Bermuda rugby might look like with a romping 28-5 win over Mariners built on the backs of youngsters Josh DeAllie, Cameron Caines and Jahneiko Francis.
Francis scored one of his side’s four tries in a game that Teachers dominated upfront, a dominance that was emphasised by the penalty try Teachers were awarded. Chris Stafford and David Porter bagged Teachers’ other scores, with Chakote Wainwright scoring for Mariners.
Mariners at least got to cheer on their women’s team who, having won the league title last week, are bidding to go unbeaten this season and carried on that quest with a 4-1 win over Teachers. Aleisha James, Andi Xiopoli, Amanda Swam and Deneka Borden touched down for Mariners, with Lauren Rothwell grabbing Teachers’ solitary try.
In the day’s other game, Renegades extended their winning run to three games with a 3-2 win over Police. Rebekah Kofo-Kasumu scored twice and Melissa Field another for Renegades, while Jo Godfrey and Karin Coetzee scored for Police.