BRFU hosts Canadian Rugby Team: VISITORS TAKE ON BARBADOS’ SELECT XV

The BRFU is playing its part to promote our lovely island, as they host visiting Canadian rugby club, Balmy Beach, for two friendly internationals on Sunday, April 27 and Friday, May 2, 2014.

The first fixture will see a rare Sunday afternoon match, as the action kicks off at 4:30 pm at the Historic Garrison Savannah, home of Bajan rugby.

Friday evening, the day after the May Day holiday, will see action under the lights, in the relative cool after sunset. After a winter with record-setting cold temperatures, the Canadians are unlike to complain!

Balmy Beach are based on the shores of Lake Ontario, in eastern Toronto, and have a long and varied history going back over 100 years. They are no strangers to Barbados, having visited on a number of occasions. The BRFU typically hosts several visiting clubs each year, as Barbados is a popular rugby tour destination.

{IMAGE VIA - Timothy Oulton} The Bajan players are using these matches to hone the skills they will need in the upcoming NACRA Championships. Spectators will also have the opportunity to see some of the local players who will be representing their country in Rugby Sevens at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Several of the players also took part in the prestigious Hong Kong Games last month.

{IMAGE VIATimothy Oulton} The Bajan players are using these matches to hone the skills they will need in the upcoming NACRA Championships. Spectators will also have the opportunity to see some of the local players who will be representing their country in Rugby Sevens at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Several of the players also took part in the prestigious Hong Kong Games last month.

Barbados are currently rated #2 in the region, behind perennial archrivals Trinidad and Tobago. The Balmy Beach team is expected to give the local men a good run out and allow the watching coaches and selectors to evaluate their performance, with an eye to the high profile tournaments to come in the next few months.

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