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Saturday, May 13, 2017
Bermuda Defeated Heavily at the Sports Center

Bermuda 7 Mexico 59

Bermuda suffered a heavy defeat 59 - 7 at the National Sports Center against Mexico in their Rugby Americas North – North Zone Championship match.

The visitors took control of the game from the outset and even when Bermuda took the lead the Mexicans did not panic, they went on to exploit the holes they were creating in the Bermuda defence.

Mexico took a 5-0 lead when Franco Guerrero went over for a Try, but Bermuda would level the game at 5-5, when a Mexican defender failed to collect the ball cleanly and Corey Boyce was onhand to go over for a Try, Dan Cole kicked the Conversion as Bermuda took a 7-5 lead.

Mexico would march straight back down the field and retake the lead within two minutes Luis Arredondo went over and when Agustín Sánchez kicked the long range Conversion Mexico would lead 12-7.

The score would soon be 19-7 when the Mexicans were awarded a Penalty Try after a high tackle near the Try Line.

Arredondo would go over again and Sánchez connected with his Conversion hitting the upright before going over making it 26-7. Moments before halftime Mexico would take a 33-7 lead when Fharid Samano scored a Try and Sánchez connected for the Conversion.

Mexico would quickly take control of the second half and would get a Try from Andrés Rodríguez, and with the Conversion it made the score at 40-7, Mexico would get a second Try from Guerrero, but with the missed Conversion it left the score 45-7.

Mexico would put up a half century when Pascal Nadaud scored a Try and when Sánchez kicked the Conversion the score went to 52-7 and the final Try of the game came when Guerrero would complete his hat-trick of Try’s and Sánchez would knock in his 12th point of the game with the Conversion and the final score.

Bermuda, on the other hand, are not in the best position. Since having won the then NACRA Caribbean Championship in 2011 and 2012 the country has fallen in competitiveness.

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