Men’s squad selected for RAN tournament

A dozen players have been selected to represent the Cayman Islands at the Rugby Americas North sevens tournament in Trinidad from 12-13 November.

The selections were made after the conclusion of the October 7s series, in which Ashley Furniture 7s won the Estella Scott-Roberts Memorial Trophy.

Cayman Islands Rugby Seves“The October 7s series has seen a lot of standout players constantly reflecting better version of themselves. This series required a huge amount of commitment and dedication which certainly was reflected on the field,” league organisers said.

“This Union, since 1971, has been placing this country on the world rugby stage and we have risen to the challenge time and time again. I’m sure many of you agree that we are very grateful to have this opportunity once again to represent the Cayman Islands.”

Cayman’s men have been attracting attention ahead of the tournament as one of the teams to watch after impressing at the Hong Kong Sevens earlier this year.

The following is squad for the RAN 7s tournament, in which Cayman’s men have been grouped with Barbados, Curacao and Dominican Republic:

  1. Justin Wight (Ashley Furniture 7s)
  2. Paul Westin (Carey Olsen Westin 7s)
  3. Venasio Tokatokavanua (Carey Olsen Westin 7s)
  4. Robbie Cribb Jr (Ashley Furniture 7s)
  5. Cueme Parker (Ashley Furniture 7s)
  6. Ed Westin (Carey Olsen Westin 7s)
  7. Joel Clark (Ashley Furniture 7s)
  8. Alex Robertson (Ashley Furniture 7s)
  9. Neil Montgomery (Fidelity Bank Ama Tsotsi 7s)
  10. Alex Harvey (Ashley Furniture 7s)
  11. Niall O Driscoll (Peter O Neill Irish Wolfhounds)
  12. Jonathan Murphy (Ashley Furniture 7s)

James Macfee (Crabbies Barbarians) and Darien Montaque (Carey Olsen Westin 7s) have been named standby players.

Paul Westin was awarded the Peter O’Neill Vase for 2016 Most Valuable Player of the October Summer 7s Series.

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