July 5, 2020

New Pigs on the Block

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Baystreet-Pigs-300x204From Peter De Vere, CRF

The Cayman Rugby Football Union played host to the Bay Street Pigs RFC out of Toronto Canada on 27 April (not to be confused with Cayman’s very own Pigs Trotters RFC) and gave the visitors a hard time on the rugby pitch whilst the visitors enjoyed some good Caymanian hospitality off the Rugby Pitch.

Bay Street Pigs RFC, 3 time Toronto RFU Champions, chose the Cayman Islands as their destination for spring training in what was their first ever club tour overseas in the knowledge that Cayman would provide the perfect backdrop for quality rugby and team building thanks to 3 former Cayman Rugby Football Union members who now call Toronto home. David Burton (formerly of the Pigs Trotters RFC), Tom Kimball (formerly of the Iguanas RFC) and Scott Forrest (formerly of the Cayman Storm RFC) all made the trip to familiar surroundings with their new team mates and took on a Cayman National Side who are preparing for the 2013 NACRA Caribbean Rugby Championships.

Cayman were on the board first with an Iain Currie try from a chip and chase before Marco du Plessis extended the lead with a penalty before the Pigs responded with a try of their own to make the score 8-5.

The lone Pigs try would be all the Pigs would get for their efforts as Cayman continued to press the visitors on the pitch with hard tackles in defence and hard running in attack as the players looked to impress selectors ahead of Cayman’s first full international of 2013 against USA South on 4 May. Cayman notched up a further 25 points before the half time whistle followed by 12 points in the second half to make the final score 37-5.

The Bay Street Pigs proved to be formidable opponents even though they only managed 5 points on the day. Cayman’s points were scored out wide thanks to smart kicking and quick passing when the opportunity arose.

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Photo by Caroline Deegan – Tom Kimball of the Bay Street Pigs is wrapped up by the Cayman Defence

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