Defending champions Cayman Islands¬†withstood a determined challenge from archrivals Trinidad and Tobago(T&T)¬†to retain¬†¬†their ¬†North American and Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA)¬† U-19 Men’s rugby Championship title¬†at the IPN University stadium in Mexico City¬†.
Cayman Islands came away with the 20-10 victory.
Last year Cayman¬†Islands defeated Trinidad and Tobago at¬†the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in Cayman Islands¬† with the final score tied eight-all, Cayman won the penalty kick-off to finish the battle.
This year’s win gave¬†Cayman their fourth title in five years.
Leslie Figaro, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Rugby Football Union(TTRFU) who watched the¬†final via a live stream on the internet congratulated the Cayman Islands on their victory and the Trinidad and Tobago players and coaches on a “battling” performance.
“Our youngsters played with great courage and determination during the tournament.¬† While we wanted to win the title, after coming up short last year. We will go back to the drawing board and¬†plan for¬†next year. We (TTRFU) are proud of our team,” said Figaro.
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