Category Rugby

Mico wins Intercollegiate Rugby Championship

The Mico University College won the Intercoimagesllegiate Rugby Championship on Thursday after they whipped the University of the West Indies (UWI) 42-18 to end the 2013-2014 season unbeaten with 11 wins and 1 draw.

In the match up at the Duhaney Park Mini Stadium the supporters of either team came out in their numbers for the season’s grand finale.  From the start the Miconians led the contest with quick and accurate passes in addition to exceptional speed on the offense with the running from their backline players. It was no wonder then, that Mico was 22-14 heading into the half time break.

 UWI enjoyed periods of sustained pressure over Mico early in the second half, and but was Mico who kept the score board ticking while limiting their Papine opponents to only 4 additional points.

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Mico – UWI to clash in Inter-Collegiate Rugby League final on April 17

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The Duhaney Park playfield has been confirmed as the venue for the 2014 Inter-Collegiate Rugby League final between defending Champions Mico and the University of the West Indies on Holy Thursday, April 17, starting at 4.

Mico reached the final after a ten-try 54-7 crushing of University of Technology (UTech) in their Semi-Final, thanks to the speedy full back Kennard Woolery who scored 24 points in the win.

In that win Jakeba Grant secured added points from two penalty kicks and a drop goal for Mico. Toyin Cross and Antonio Barber each grabbed a try double and there were touchdowns for Joel Simmonds, Astil Johnson and Alec Harris. These players are expected to take up the competitiveness a notch in the final.

On the flip side, UWI who was reaching the final for the first time in three ye...

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Mico maintains winning streak in Intercollegiate Rugby League

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Defending champions Mico College maintained their winning streak on Saturday in the Intercollegiate Rugby League, with a 26-16 win over Excelsior Community College (Exed).

This was Mico’s second win in as many games, after they crushed The University of Technology 40-6 in their opening game of the season on January 25 in Papine.

Mico started the contest on Saturday without six of their main players due to injury, but while it was evident in their offense in the early stages of the game, Exed failed to capitalize on this weakness.

The contest was close from the opening whistle, and Mico showed more muscles in their tackle, gaining majority possession of the ball, and effecting most of the tackles...

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2013 Rugby League off and kicking

jamaica Rugby team in Canada 2012 The Jamaica Rugby League Association (JRLA) National Division 2 competition kicked off at the GC Foster College grounds on Saturday with four teams in action. The competition continues the mandate of the JRLA to have Jamaicans playing rugby league more frequently throughout the year, and sees senior club games being played for the first time outside the traditional May-September window.

In the first game, Washington Boulevard Bulls turned back the challenge of the North Street Falcons 26-10. Try scorers for the Bulls were Christopher Bascuine, Tarj Pecco, Adolph Gayle, Romario Burke and Romario Beckord. Scrum Half Mark Edwards kicked 3 of 5 conversion attempts.

In the second game Olympic Angels found their rhythm in the second half to outgun Liguanea Dragons B 28-10...

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20 year old England based rugby player Conan Osborne set to debut for Jamaica

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20 year old Jamaican International Rugby Player Conan Osborne, who plays for the University of York in England, is all set to represent Jamaica in a regional tournament in the Cayman Island next month.

Osborne, a Wing player with York, will suit up for Jamaica in the Stepping Stones North American and the Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) – Rugby Sevens tournament on November 9 and 10.

Conan who grew up in Kent, England has been to Jamaica only once, and will be the only England based player in the Jamaican line up. He was quoted as saying, “It is really good to get international honours, and I am excited at the prospect of representing Jamaica, and I am fully ready to fly to Grand Cayman.”

He has been watching video links of Jamaica’s training, and is constantly updated by the coac...

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Jamaica Rugby Football Union Club League kicks off on October 5

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The draw for the 2013 Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JFRU) national club league was completed on Wednesday night at the offices of the Sports Development Foundation, ahead of the official start of the competition on Saturday October 5 at the Tinson Pen Playing Field starting at 10 in the morning.

For this year’s staging, some 10 male clubs will participate across 3 zones in the 7’s format (seven players representing each team during a game), and four female clubs will also be in action in the women’s division.

This year’s competition which is partially funded by an overseas based group known as G5 will see five separate one day competitions across Kingston, Clarendon, St Andrew, St Catherine and St James, from October 5 to May 3, 2014.

Speaking with CNIS Sports immediately after th...

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Duhaney Park Red Sharks bite Vultures for National Rugby title

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Duhaney Park Red Sharks secured a hard-fought victory over defending champions Vauxhall Vultures in the finals of the National Club Rugby Championship with an impressive 28-23 win last weekend at Gc Foster College.

The Red Sharks started out brightly when they won a penalty for off-side after two minutes. However, Kemoy Whyte’s kick fell short. Vauxhall then marched up field courtesy of a big run from fullback Everton Richards and the Red Sharks gave up a penalty for holding down in an illegal area. Vauxhall’s Mohenjo Thompson made no mistake as he scored two points from the ensuing drive.

Duhaney Park finally got on the score card when speedster Fabion Turner darted over the try line on 10 minutes after picking up a loose pass...

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Reggae Warriors return from Canada after defeat in Caribana Rugby final

jamaica Rugby team in Canada 2012Jamaica Rugby League head coach and Director of Rugby Romeo Monteith and the rest of the national rugby team are now in the island, after going down 38-14 to Canada in the Caribana Cup on the weekend.

The reggae warriors won more friends among the near 6,000 crowd at the Lamport Stadium in Toronto, after giving a gutsy performance against the home team.

Speaking to CNIS sports, Monteith said, “It was a hotly contested game but we never really recovered from a slow start, however we battled bravely to contain our bigger opponents.”

 Canada led 20-6 at half time and Monteith acknowledged that the Jamaicans were the architects of their own downfall in the second period. “We got it back to 20-10 and dominated possession for a while but dropped some crucial balls and the game went away f...

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Reggae Warriors ready for the Canadian Rugby battle

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The Jamaican Rugby team dubbed the ‘Reggae Warriors’ will on Saturday afternoon (July 20) seek to take down the Canadian National Rugby team, when both countries clash in the annual Caribana Cup in Toronto.

The Reggae Warriors, guided by coach Romeo Monteith have acclimatized well since arriving in Canada on Wednesday, and Monteith explained that the three training sessions held so far have been fruitful. “Our guys are ready for this international assignment against a country who defeated us last year this time, the general mood in the camp after three sessions is one of revenge and they are determined to capture the cup this time around.”

Andre Reid will captain the national team, which includes Sabino Campbell, Romaine Hastings and joining the aggregation from the United Kingdom...

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National Rugby Team departs for Caribana Cup in Canada

jamaica Rugby team in Canada 2012Jamaica’s National Rugby League team along with Head of Delegation Romeo Monteith left the Island on Wednesday to participate in the annual Caribana Cup in Canada this weekend.

The annual rugby league exchange game (Caribana Cup) between Jamaica and Canada in its third installment, will be contested at the Lamport Stadium in Toronto on Saturday July 20.

Joining the team from the United Kingdom will be Conroy Hansen who plays with Sheffield Eagles, a professional club in North England, along with Romane Campbell who will travel from the United States to meet the team in Toronto. Campbell is currently on a rugby league scholarship at the Mico University College. The major playmaker in the mid-field Ryan Grant a student at GC Foster College, will be pulling the strings in midfield.

The team...

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