Iguanas beat Pigs for second win

John Doak Iguanas picked up their second win of the season in Cayman Rugby Football Union’s 2017/18 Alex Alexander Memorial Championship with a round three win over Queensgate Pigs Trotters on 10 February.

Iguanas put together a solid first half, taking a 17-6 lead late that was narrowed to 17-11 with a try by the Pigs on the stroke of halftime.

Not comfortable with such a narrow lead, Iguanas marched purposefully toward the goal line and pushed the advantage to 38-11 before Pigs rallied. With a pair of tries late, Pigs narrowed the margin to 38-25 but there was not enough time to mount a comeback, as Iguanas held on for the win.

“It was a good game. The team pulled together. It got a bit tight at the end but overall a good performance,” said Iguanas captain Hannie van Huyssteen.

He said after three games, momentum was building. “Each week, we’re getting better and trying to build a pattern and get into the game plan. We need to work on the scrums but our outside centres were looking good today,” van Huyssteen said.

The captain added: “As a team, we can always improve on stuff. We’re definitely getting there but there’s a lot of room for improvement. Hopefully, we’ll get there by the end of the season.”

This was Iguanas second win of the season after opening with a loss against Advance Fire Buccaneers on 27 January. Queensgate Pigs Trotters tasted defeat for the second straight week after a week one win against Fidelity Cayman Storm.

The other scheduled match between Storm and Buccaneers was postponed.

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