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By caribbeancoaching, Jan 24 2013 12:26PM

The Corinth Playing Field will be the scene of the titanic clash between the St Lucia national male rugby team and the boys from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) this Saturday January 26, 2013 from 3:00pm. Stakes are high in this 1st round Caribbean Rugby Championships matchup since the winner will move on to play Curacao in the next round while the loser will be sent crashing out of the tournament to wait for another whole year after months of tedious and costly preparations for the big day.


Three officials will be coming to St Lucia on Friday to manage the match namely Cliff Jones (referee,) George Nicholson (Assistant Referee) and Jason Brewer (Match Commissioner.)The will be supported by local officials Shaun Alcindor, Garner Felician and female referee, Chantel John.


St Lucia has a balanced team of young and experienced players with speed to burn. The team will be captained by quick silver and ageless, Jerry Charles, ably supported by the firery twins Elvin Joseph, Ervin Joseph from Laborie and rugby player of the year 2011, Lenford Eugene.


A short opening ceremony is planned from 2:30 pm to introduce the teams. There will also be pre match remarks from a representative of the Ministry of Sports and possibly the St Lucia Olympic Committee. Keith ‘Soca Psycho’ Henry will perform his 2012 soca hit ‘Gallop’ alongside other performers at the half time show.


The St Lucia team will be selected from, Jerry Charles (Captain,) Akim Herbert, Johnson Berrance, Junior Joseph, Vince Joseph, Wedrel 'Tommy' St Clair, Cyriacus Isidore, Greg Vitale, Elvin Joseph, Ervin Joseph, Bertrand ‘Bert’ Jean, Roger Butcher, Colvis Samuels, Maynus Paul, Tyson Myers, Lenford Eugene, Uranus 'Mal' Denis, Edlon Charlery, Vitus JnPierre, Zayvon Augustin, Delphinus Constable, Jason Louison, Lornelle Doxey, Kensley Sonson and Shane Louis

By caribbeancoaching, Jan 22 2013 11:27AM

The SLRFU have named their squad for their Caribbean Championship clash with the British Virgin Islands on 26th January at the Corinth Playing Field.


Colvis Samuels, the President of the SLRFU, said that the team will look to rely on its heavy pack of forwards to soften up the opposition before unleashing their fast and elusive back to baffle the opposition and win the match. But this will not be an easy fixture as B.V.I are renowned for their tough and determined style of play, similar to that seen in England in the late 90’s due to their large number of ex-pat players. It will be a great clash of cultures and styles of rugby come Saturday!


The selection also speaks volumes for the Union’s recent expansion throughout St Lucia with the selection of a number of young and skilful players from Laborie and Micoud. This project of development and expansion has been on going for the past 18 months in partnership with Caribbean Coaching. Mr Samuels said that the “team comprises a mix of experienced and new but very talented and determined players many of whom are from the west and east of the island.


If St Lucia win on the 26th they would face Curacao in the next round, fresh from their victory over St Vincent last week.


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