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Tag Archives: Rugby

  1. World-class Rugby Tournament is Headed to Grenada

    The 2022 Grenada Rugby World 7s (GRW7s) was officially launched at the destination’s National Stadium recently and it will be the new home of the longest running Club Rugby 7s tournament in the region. In an exciting first for Grenada, organizers of the highly-anticipated event are partnering with the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) to bring […]

    August 9, 2022Featured, RugbyNo comments
  2. TRN Rugathlon A Smashing Success

    Barbados’ rugby elite got a chance to strut their stuff in the recent Tackle Rugby Now (TRN) Rugathlon, a 2-week rugby tournament consisting of various formats of the sport (7-a-side, 10-a-side, etc.). The short tournament, played over three matches each day by two teams, took place on the 16th and 23rd of July, 2022 at […]

    July 31, 2022RugbyNo comments
  3. TRN Rugathlon kicks off this weekend!

    Saturday July 26, 2022 promises to be a very busy day at the Historic Garrison Savannah. Not only will the Barbados Turf Club be holding horse racing, but the Barbados Rugby Football Union will also be hosting the inaugural TRN Rugathlon Tournament. The Jugga Rucks will face off against the Iron Steps in the featured […]

    July 21, 2022Photo Gallery, RugbyNo comments
  4. Rugby Barbados plans return to play

    After two years of near total lockdown, the island’s rugby governing body is working in conjunction with World Rugby and Rugby Americas North (RAN) to ensure a safe, measured approach to full rugby activity once more. At a planning meeting held earlier this month at the clubhouse on the historic Garrison Savannah, President Donovan Bagwell […]

    May 30, 2022RugbyNo comments
  5. Tag Rugby Returns to the Garrison on Saturdays

    Get Into Rugby is back! Effective since Saturday 16th April 2022, the weekly Tag Rugby sessions will resume at the Historic Garrison Savannah, home of the Barbados Rugby Football Union. This initial Tag Rugby Programme is open to children under 11 years old and marks the long-awaited return to action for the primary school children. […]

    April 12, 2022Photo Gallery, RugbyNo comments
  6. Bajan Appointed President of Rugby Americas North

    After thirteen years of service on the regional Executive Committee, Barbadian George Nicholson was recently appointed President of Rugby Americas North, the regional governing body for Rugby Union. Mr. Nicholson got his start in Rugby during a stint at the International School of Kuala Lumpur, where he was accompanying his father on his one-year sabbatical. […]

    November 25, 2021Breaking News, Featured, RugbyNo comments
  7. Bajan Rugby Women Made History

    On Friday 3rd September 2021, two Barbadians faced off against each other in the Northeast Conference ECAC – Eastern College Athletic Conference (part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association – NCAA). These universities have been playing against each other for several years, but this is the first time that there have been Barbadian women representing […]

    September 6, 2021Breaking News, Featured, RugbyNo comments
  8. 2 Bajan female rugby players face off as they play for opposing collegiate teams in USA

    For the first time in history, two Barbadian female rugby players will face off as they play for opposing collegiate teams in the USA. Sankara Price will play for Mount St. Mary’s while Jara Emtage-Cave will play for Harvard. Both young women recently started their college studies at their respective schools. The match will be […]

    September 3, 2021Breaking News, Featured, RugbyNo comments
  9. BRFU offers Condolences towards the passing of Warren Mottley

    The Barbados Rugby Football Union (BRFU) sends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the late Warren Mottley, who passed away recently. A life-long rugby supporter, Warren had served on the Executive Committee of the BRFU and his sudden death came as a horrid shock to the Barbados rugby community. His social media posts […]

    July 9, 2021RugbyNo comments
  10. No rugby, just yet! It’s only Common Sense…

    The Barbados Rugby Football Union (BRFU) wishes to advise all players, coaches and supporters that the most recent Government COVID-19 update specifically prohibits the discipline, postponing a restart until further notice. Basketball and netball are the other prohibited team sports, while horse-racing and wrestling also remain forbidden. The BRFU is committed to the safety of […]

    May 1, 2021Featured, RugbyNo comments
  11. Rugby Barbados optimistic that team sports will soon restart safely

    While expressing disappointment that team sports are not yet allowed, the Executive Committee of the Barbados Rugby Football Union again emphasized safety as their top priority. This was in response to the latest Government directive, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (COVID-19) (CURFEW) (NO. 7) DIRECTIVE, 2021, which is in effect until April 11, 2021. Secretary Malcolm Steel said […]

    April 3, 2021Featured, RugbyNo comments
  12. Rugby Barbados: “Safety First!”

    The extension of the “National Pause” until February 28, 2021, has further pushed back the restart of Rugby Union in Barbados. The directive issued by the Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley, extends the current ban on sporting activities such as rugby due to community transmission of the COVID-19 virus. As the people of Barbados mourn […]

    February 17, 2021Photo Gallery, RugbyNo comments
  13. Rugby Barbados supports Public Safety Protocols

    The President and Executive Council of the Barbados Rugby Football wish everyone a safe, healthy and prosperous 2021! To this end, there will be no rugby training or matches as per Emergency Management (COVID-19) Protocol (Special Curfew) Directive, 2021, Section 5 b), “No person shall host or attend … a recreational or competitive sporting event.” […]

    January 7, 2021RugbyNo comments
  14. Touch Rugby with U19 Sevens on Saturday 29th August at the Garrison August 26, 2020Photo Gallery, RugbyNo comments
  15. Barbados Rugby Football Union Returning to Action

    Rugby was the fastest growing sport in the world prior to the chaos created by COVID-19. Since March, the 2020 USA Major League Rugby Season has been suspended, with play scheduled to restart in 2021. Nevertheless, rugby provides an excellent opportunity for young Barbadians to try something new. Over the last few years, the BRFU […]

    July 27, 2020Photo Gallery, RugbyNo comments
  16. Women of Rugby Barbados, ready to go!

    The Senior Women are working on fitness at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium on Mondays from 5:00pm, with rugby training at the historic Garrison Savannah Wednesdays at 4:00pm, and Saturdays at 3:30pm. On Tuesdays and Fridays, the U19 Men train from 4:00pm also at the Garrison. The Women’s U19s will be training at the Garrison on […]

    July 27, 2020Photo Gallery, RugbyNo comments
  17. ‘Tablets For Our Children’ initiative donates more tablets to Bajan children

    The ‘Tablets For Our Children’ initiative has officially handed over 14 tablets to the Rotary Club of Barbados South Charitable Trust after receiving a generous donation of US $2 265 from the Barbados Association of Jacksonville and Neighbours (B.A.J.A.N) in the USA to assist Barbadian school children to be able to continue their learning via […]

    May 27, 2020Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  18. The Cobourg Saxons Rugby Football Club return!

    The Historic Garrison Savannah will be invaded by the Cobourg Saxons RFC, out of Cobourg, Ontario, Canada in mid-February! Once again, the Canadian club is fleeing the Great White North to tour the sunny Caribbean. The Barbados leg of their rugby “invasion” will see their Women’s 7s teams and Men’s XVs facing the Barbados Select […]

    February 13, 2020Photo Gallery, RugbyNo comments
  19. ‘Show Up & Play’ 2020 Rugby XVs Season Launch

    Show Up & Play is the name, rugby XVs is the game, and that is exactly what former BRFU President and veteran player and manager Kenneth “KP” Payne is inviting all male rugby players to do. The action starts at the Historic Garrison Savannah on Saturday, January 4, 2020. Player registration starts at 3:30pm, matches […]

    January 3, 2020Photo Gallery, RugbyNo comments
  20. 2019 Inter-School Tag Rugby Tournament kicks off!

    There was lots of hot tag rugby action at The Lodge School, Massiah Street, St. John on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 when thirteen secondary school teams faced off in the pool stages of the 2019 Inter-School Tag Rugby Tournament. This introductory form of rugby features no contact and no tackling, using tags and a Velcro […]

    December 3, 2019Featured, RugbyNo comments
  21. JetBlues dominate H1X1 Barbarians in Rugby 7s

    Under brilliant blue skies punctuated by puffy clouds, local rugby 7s teams JetBlues and H1X1 Barbarians kicked off the “best of three” mini-tournament qualifier for the upcoming Rugby Barbados World 7s in December at Kensington Oval. Ongoing horse-racing was no distraction for the enthusiastic rugby supporters: all eyes were on the rugby pitch action. Match […]

    December 1, 2019RugbyNo comments
  22. Rugby Charity Golf Tournament to raise funds for Cancer Society

    Rugby Barbados World 7s (RBW7s) Tournament Organisers have announced today they are partnering with the Barbados Cancer Society to host their third annual Charity Event. For the very first time, the event will be a Charity Golf Tournament with proceeds going towards Breast Cancer research and will honour Caribbean Rugby stalwart and avid Women’s Rugby […]

    November 6, 2019RugbyNo comments

    Interested in rugby? Now you can learn more about the fastest growing sport in the world! The Barbados Rugby Football Union (BRFU) is pleased to announce that effective 16 February 2019, their highly successful Get Into Rugby Barbados (GIR Barbados) programme will be holding introductory sessions at the Clubhouse on the Garrison Savannah. Every Saturday […]

    February 8, 2019RugbyNo comments
  24. Team Barbados ready for world-class Tourney on 8th & 9th

    The Barbados Rugby Football Union has today officially announced the names of the players who will represent Barbados at the 2018 Mitsubishi Electric Rugby Barbados World 7s (MERBW7s) Tournament that is set to take place at Kensington Oval over December 8th-9th. Competing against some of the world’s best Men’s and Women’s Club Rugby teams, both […]

    December 4, 2018Breaking News, Featured, RugbyNo comments
  25. Jamaica Beats US, Qualifies for 2021 Rugby League World Cup

    Jamaica’s rugby team is ready to making history again, having defeated the United States and qualifying for its first tournament, the Rugby League World Cup. Jamaica’s Reggae Warriors is the 11th team to have achieved a place in the 16-team men’s tournament. The Warriors defeated the USA Hawks by a score of 16 to 10 […]

    November 22, 2018RugbyNo comments