Category Rugby

IRB Rugby Development Officers conducts workshops in Jamaica


A four day visit by the International Rugby Board(IRB) Development Officers, Kirk Weaver and Erin Kennedy of the United States, wrapped up their four day visit to the island on Saturday at GC Foster College, with the final intensive workshop.

The session got underway at 10 in the morning, with participants being updated on the basic rules if Rugby, in an introductory programme called ‘Get into Rugby’.

Since arriving in the island on Wednesday, both presenters had been very active across the country. On Thursday, they staged separate workshops in Clarendon at the Juci Patty playfield, and in the community of Seaview Gardens, where the participation was overwhelming.

On Friday, with the assistance of representatives from the Jamaica Rugby Football Board(JRFB) Waver and Kennedy wrapped ...

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Overseas Rugby Development Officer Coming to Help Local Coaches

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 United States based Rugby Youth Development Officer Kurt Weaver is set to be in the island in October for a 1 week rugby coaches workshop.

Weaver who is also a Youth Development Officer of the sport in the United States, will make presentations in Kingston, St Catherine, St Mary, Clarendon and St James, as the push of the local chapter to spread the game across the island continues.

However, before the full detail of Weaver’s itinerary is made public, it will have to be ratified on Wednesday, at the first board meeting of the new administration of the Jamaica Rugby Football Union. The meeting will be held at the offices of the Sports Development Foundation in Kingston.

The JRFU is now headed by newly elected president Sheldon Jackson who replaced Keith Noel at the August 18 Annual genera...

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Jamaican delegation heads to Trinidad for NACRA Under-19 Rugby Championship


Jamaica’s Under-19 Male Rugby team will leave the island on Thursday for Trinidad, where they are down to compete in the North America Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) 15 a’ side championship from July 13 to 23.

Jamaica will battle Barbados and the Cayman Island in their group, in what should be four competitive games, based on the offensive and defensive strengths of each team.

The Jamaican line up which is captained by Daniel Graham includes, Samoi Smith, Neville Lynch, Jewel Pitter, Andre Harris, Mark Simpson, Giovanni Clarke, Martin Scott, Adrian Christie, Ricardo Smith, Ackeem Trewick, Miguel Facey, Kevoi Douglas, and Leon Cunningham.

Coach of the Jamaican team Robert Hawes told CNIS Sports that this team should better their fourth place position in 2013...

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Jamaica finishes 7th at inaugural Commonwealth Rugby League Championship


Jamaica’s Junior Reggae Warriors tasted victory on the final day of competition at the inaugural Commonwealth Rugby League Championship on June 29 when they defeated South Africa 12-4 to finish seventh.

Team Jamaica fought bravely but was overpowered by England 26-8. A loss that knocked the Jamaicans out of contention for 5th or 6th place, but instead of being daunted the Reggae Warriors did not drop their shoulders and gave it their all in the win over the South Africans.

Earlier on the day the Warriors went down to world number 1 seed Australia (4-26) and also fell to Wales (0-34) and Scotland (0-4).

Reflecting on the performance of the team, Director of Rugby at the Jamaica Rugby League Association Romeo Monteith said, “It was a fair performance by our team...

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Great Britain and Jamaica to square off in Rugby Series in June


Jamaica welcomed for the second time in 2 years, a strong National Under-23 team from the British Amateur Rugby Association (BARLA), who are now in the island to spend a record 15 days, where they will play Jamaica A, B and Under-19 teams, in addition, they will face Jamaica’s only semi-professional team, Hurricanes Jamaica.

Recognizing the significance of such tours to Jamaica, the Jamaica Tourist Board has fully endorsed the event, the second for Jamaica in 2014. The British team will conduct clinics in primary schools and also impart their vast knowledge to the coaching staff and players of the Jamaican national teams during their stay.

The importance of the tour by the British is not lost on Jamaica Head Coach and Director of Rugby Romeo Monteith who spoke to the benefits of the visit...

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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


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


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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