Brynley Toms and his Bedwas began their pre-season Friendlies with a game at Bedlinog RFC.
A 28 points to 10 score line in Bedwas’ favor was a great start but the score does not reflect the effort the home side put into the game.
Bedwas got Single Try’s from Dale Rogers, Alec Jones, Rhys Morgans and Lewis Bowden, they would also get 2 Conversions from Deon McIntosh, with James Hallett and Bradley Williams adding one each.
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Bermuda Fall in RAN Play-off in Barbados
The Rugby Americas North (RAN) Under 19 Tournament concluded in Barbados.
Bermuda would take to the field for the Final Day of the tournament taking on Trinidad & Tobago in the 3rd & 4th place match.
Bermuda would go down 22 – 15 to finish the tournament in 4th place.
Friday, July 19, 2019
Bermuda Continue RAN Under 19 Tournament
The Rugby Americas North (RAN) Under 19 Tournament continued in Barbados.
Bermuda would take to the field for Day Two of the tournament taking on host Barbados.
The Bermuda team defeated Barbados 18 - 5 to close out the pool stages.
The win advanced Bermuda to the Semi-Final to face Mexico, in the Semi-Final Mexico defeated Bermuda 17-0.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Bermuda Begin RAN Under 19 Tournament
Bermuda - USA Rugby South
The Rugby Americas North (RAN) Under 19 Tournament got underway in Barbados.
Bermuda opened the tournament taking on USA Rugby South.
At halftime Bermuda found themselves trailing USA Rugby South 8 - 5 in a hugely exciting Men’s Under-19 match.
USA Rugby South would score 8 more points in the second half and shut Bermuda out to record a 16 - 5 win.
Bermuda went into their second game with renewed focus knowing that to make the Semi-Finals they would have to defeat Jamaica and they did just that 21 - 7.
The Bermuda team showed good composure and executed their structure extremely well in this half. Jamin Hodgkins' tactical kicking put the Bermuda team just outside the Jamaican try line. Bermuda's superiority in the line out was evident as Jake Field-Lament jumping at 2, secured the ball and the Bermuda pack formed a very dominant maul. However, the two early Try’s were scored when the Jamaican 10 dropped the ball in his own try area on two occasions.
Ben Crayford pounced on the ball for Bermuda's first Try and Ben Westhead for the second. Hodgkins kicked two excellent Conversions to make the score 14-0. Bermuda's last try was an excellent team effort. Khibir Dill for Bermuda took the kickoff and set up a good platform for the box kick.
Hodgkins chased and the scrum half dropped the ball under pressure which was scooped up by Matthew Daniel and shifted wide to Jakee Simons who out-paced the defense to score in the corner, Hodgkins converted from the corner to make it 21-0.
The second half was a completely different game and Jamaica came out with a fighting spirit. They put Bermuda under pressure and won numerous penalties, however, some handling errors out wide let Jamaica down.
Bermuda showed some excellent defense and fight themselves, which is something that was missing in the previous game. With the game becoming heated, a Jamaican player was red-carded for a dangerous tackle.
The game became scrappy and both Bermuda and Jamaica had players sent to the sin bin for repeated offences. On the last play of the game, Jamaica ran through a few holes in the Bermuda defense to make the final score 21 - 7.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Bermuda's RAN Under 19 Tournament Schedule
Following the release of the Bermuda team for the Rugby Americas North (RAN) Under 19 Tournament in Barbados, www.islandstats.com can bring you the Format and Pools for the 2019 RAN Under 19’s.
The Men’s Under 19’s will see an 8 team tournament, consisting of Mexico, USA South, Jamaica, Cayman, Trinidad & Tobago, Bermuda, Barbados and Curacao.
Bermuda have been drawn in Pool B alongside USA South, Barbados and Jamaica.
Day 1 - Thursday, July 18th
USA South v Bermuda Jamaica v Barbados USA South v Barbados Jamaica v Bermuda
Day 2 - Friday, July 19th
USA South v Cayman Bermuda v Barbados
Cup SF1: Winner Pool A v RU Pool B Cup SF2: Winner Pool B v RU Pool A Plate SF1: 3rdPlace Pool A v 4th Place Pool B Plate SF2: 3rdPlace Pool B v 4thPlace Pool A
Day 3 - Sunday July 21st
7/8thPlay Off Match: Loser Plate SF1 v Loser Plate SF2 Plate Final: Winner Plate SF1 v Winner Plate SF2 3rd/ 4thPlay Off Match: Loser Cup SF1 v Loser Cup SF2 Final: Winner Cup SF1 v Winner Cup SF2