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