Trinis beat Bajans, so much for “Out For Blood?” Round 2 – Southern Caribbean Championship Rugby International
Trinidad and Tobago kicked off with a strong wind to their backs and immediately put pressure on the Barbados line with strong play from their forwards. With pressure building and from play started from what appeared to be a “knock-on“, Trinidad scored a try in the centre by J Philips after 4 minutes converted by K Figaro to lead 7-0.
A solitary penalty goal, scored by Leon Driscoll, was the only reward for Barbados in their best period of the match, in what otherwise was a very physical half with some ferocious tackling on both sides. Trinidad’s Kwain Munsell earned a yellow card in a particularly ferocious scrum. As the team went in at half time, Trinidad was leading 7-3.
The game’s intensity reached a new high in the last ten minutes, when Trinidad centre James Philips scored his second try, finishing off a sweeping move in the backs and touching down over the Barbados line inches in from the touchline. Trinidad rounded off a good performance with their final try of the match scored by Jamal Clark with three minutes left on the clock.
This ends the Barbados Team’s participation in the Caribbean Championships for this year, with Trinidad & Tobago playing Guyana in Port of Spain next weekend to decide who progresses to play USA South for the title of Caribbean Champions.