Rugby America’s North will be hosting a 15’s Rugby Tournament in Jamaica July 14th – 15th and Bermuda’s Under 19 team is set to compete. The Bermuda team will be competing against 5 other countries, sitting in a Pool A alongside countries such as Mexico and Cayman Islands.
There is a prevalent rugby pedigree amongst the team as many of the players have had family members who have represented Bermuda in game as both Under 19 players and National Men’s team players.
The selected team for The Rugby America’s North Under 19 Bermuda 15s tournament team is; Aiden Kendall, Alex Whalley, Brandon Sangster, David Cole, Devin Augustus, Devon Soto, Faizon Augustus (captain), Finn Watson, Gareth Cooper, Jacques Boonstra, Jaime Furtado, Jay Dunleavey, Khabir Dill, Kwame Naylor, Noah Botelho, Peter Komposh, Remi Cooper, Ryan Daniel, Shawn Bremar, Sylas Young, Wysdem Symonds.
The coach, Chris Naylor is optimistic saying, “I’m looking forward to competing for the first time in 2 years. It is a bit of a leap into the unknown because of covid and the lack of school rugby over the last couple of years.” Naylor recognizes that the pandemic has been one their largest hurdles through the preparation for the tournament, but is going into the matches with a positive outlook, “preparation has been a little disrupted due to illness and some of the team members being overseas, but I’m confident we can do well.”
The games will be broadcasted through SportsMax TV, SportsMax2, and on the SportsMax App.