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Under-19s face tough task

Tough task: Stafford with squad members Calum Maule, Chakote Wainwright-Basden, Laurent Wellman and Rory Crofts

The Bermuda Rugby under-19 squad fly to Orlando today for the Nacra Under-19 Caribbean Championships.

After winning promotion last year to the top tier of the under-19 division Christopher Stafford, the Bermuda coach, has been preparing the squad for the challenge ahead.

“We’ve been working hard as a group for quite some time,” Stafford said. “After a strong domestic schools season, and with a number of players having been a part of the under-17 squad who played in the UK in March this year we’re excited to get over to Orlando to play.”

Bermuda enter this year’s tournament seeded sixth and have a tough first game against the United States South A side on Sunday. The winners of that match will face Turks and Caicos Islands or Barbados in the semi-final of the cup competition on Tuesday, the losers will play each other in the plate competition on Wednesday.

“We’re under no illusion that it’s going to be a tough a tournament against strong countries who are hungry for success, but so are we,” Stafford said.


A Sousa (CedarBridge Academy), N Da Costa (Saltus), G Lines (Overseas), J Francis (Berkeley Institute), A Mayes (Bermuda Institute), K Williams (Home School), M Johnston (Bermuda Institute), P Iris (CedarBridge Academy), C Ennis (CedarBridge Academy), M DeRosa (Berkeley Institute), C Maule (Saltus), D Cann-Hayward (Berkeley Institute), J DeShields (Warwick Academy), A Darrell (Berkeley Institute), C Wainwright (Home School), M Dill (CedarBridge Academy), N Pell (Saltus), D Walker (Home School), J Bridgewater (Berkeley Institute), R Crofts (University of Queensland), A Campbell (BHS), L Wellman (Berkeley Institute), C Caines (Bermuda Institute), R Dill (Berkeley Institute).