The 2011/12 Alex Alexander Memorial Trophy is once again looking set to come to an exciting conclusion in a replay of last yearâ€™s decider between the John Doak Architecture Iguanas and the DHL Storm albeit this time round the current title holders, the Iguanas have no chance of taking home in the title.
In last yearâ€™s league decider the DHL Storm needed a win against the Iguanas to take home the league trophy for the first time since 2008, anything less would hand the Iguanas their 2nd consecutive league title. The game ended in a 14-14 draw and the Storm ended the season in 3rd place.
Although the John Doak Architecture Iguanas have no shot at retaining the title for an unprecedented 3rd year (having lost once already to the DHL Storm and twice to the Krys Global Buccaneers) the Iguanas will be cheered on by the Buccaneers who know that if the Iguanas can beat the Storm and deny the Storm any bonus points then it will be the Buccaneers who will be crowned league Champions.
The Buccaneers are certainly the in-form team at present having handed the DHL Storm their first loss of the season on Saturday 11 February with a 24 point hammering. A loss in stark contrast to the 48-5 drubbing the Storm handed the Buccaneers in the first half of the season.
The Iguanas, coming from a 32-20 win over the Queensgate Pigs Trotters will be looking to overcome their upset to the Storm in the early part of the season when they were denied a late comeback win but itâ€™ll be anyoneâ€™s guess as to what will happen on the day.
The still winless Queensgate Pigs Trotters are going to have a steep hill to climb in their final league game of the season if they want to earn their first win of the season as the Buccaneers will be taking no prisoners on 18 February. In the event that the DHL Storm lose to the Iguanas but earn a bonus point the league will be decided on points difference and it is the DHL Storm, with their prolific back line who have the lead in that department so the Buccaneers will be looking to pile on the points against the Pigs Trotters!
Next games 18 February 2012 at the Cayman Islands Rugby Club:
2pm Krys Global Buccaneers vs. Queensgate Pigs Trotters
4pm John Doak Architecture Iguanas vs. DHL Cayman Storm