GUYANA’s National Rugby team, more popularly known as the ‘Green Machine’, defeated Barbados 34 – 26 yesterday at the Garrison Field to make a successful start to their Rugby Americas North (RAN) South Zone title.Richard Staglon scored 15 of Guyana’s points in yesterday’s winThe Guyanese entered the game as heavy favourites, but the team’s head coach Kenneth Grant-Stuart, prior to their departure last Friday, had told Chronicle Sport that the Green Machine will not be taking their ‘Bajan’ counterparts lightly.Vice-Captain Richard Staglon was the star of the day, scoring three tries, while Vallon Adams had two (tries) and Ahmed Isaacs scored a try on his debut. Rickford Cummings scored two conversions.Meanwhile, following yesterday’s game against Barbados, Guyana will play host to longtime rivals Trinidad and Tobago at the National Park Rugby Field on June 10, in a rematch of last year’s South Zone final.The ‘Green Machine’ is the current runners-up to Mexico in the Regional RAN 15’s Championships as well as Current RAN 7’s Caribbean Champion.Squad: Ryan Gonsalves (Captain), Richard Staglon (vice-captain), Avery Corbin, Peabo Hamilton, Ronald Mayers, Godfrey Broomes, Dwayne Schroeder, Sean Phillips, Vallon Adams, Ahmed Isaacs, Rondel McArthur, Jason Tyrell, Allain Crawford, Kevon David, Jamal Angus, Troyton Braithwaite, Patrick King, Joseph Rahaman, Cyon Kitt, Toby David, Osie Mckenzie, Rickford Cummings and Blaise Bailey.
Published on October 30, 2016 at 11:48 am Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Syracuse and No. 3 Clemson will kickoff on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from Memorial Stadium in South Carolina, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced Sunday. The game will broadcast on ABC/ESPN2.The times are usually announced on the Monday more than a week before the games, but ESPN exercised its six-day option on that and other ACC games.The Orange (4-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) is coming off a much-needed bye week and has won two games in a row. Clemson (8-0, 4-0) narrowly escaped No. 12 Florida State on Saturday, winning 37-34 on the road. The Tigers needed a touchdown with two minutes left to complete the come-from-behind victory.Syracuse fell to then-No. 1 Clemson, 37-27, in the Carrier Dome last year. SU pulled within one score in the fourth quarter. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+