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NINTH COLDUS’ RUGBY TROPHY: Saint Lucia Defeats Diamante 12-11

Image: Saint Lucia’s Yohan Henry tries to stop Diamante’s Julien Estaques from scoring; Elvin Joseph catching the ball to launch an attack. (PHOTO: SLRFU)

The La Clery Playing Field came alive on Saturday 22nd June 2019 when the Saint Lucia Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) took on Diamante Rugby Club of Martinique in the 9th edition of the Coldus’ Trophy.

On the square and in what can best be described as a nail biting contested match between the two teams, at the end of the final whistle of Referee Chantal John, the home team emerged victorious over Diamante 12-11 to nose ahead 5-4 in overall team victories.

Image: Saint Lucia’s Yohan Henry tries to stop Diamante’s Julien Estaques from scoring; Elvin Joseph catching the ball to launch an attack. (PHOTO: SLRFU)
Saint Lucia’s Yohan Henry tries to stop Diamante’s Julien Estaques from scoring; Elvin Joseph catching the ball to launch an attack. (PHOTO: SLRFU)

Julien Estaques scored one try for Diamante and Logan Favreau scored two penalty conversions.

For team Saint Lucia, Evan Rae, Wedrel St Clair and Oscar Gabriel were the try scorers.

Following the encounter, SLRFU President Roger Butcher, said, “Saturday’s game was being used as a preparatory match for the Rugby Americas North 15s against Saint Vincent. The Saint Vincent versus Saint Lucia match will take place either in September or October”.

He added, “The SLRFU National Female 7s and 10s Rugby Team are currently in training for the Rugby Americas North (RAN) Olympic Rugby 7s qualifier scheduled for July 6th -7th in the Caymans and RAN Women’s 10s scheduled for  July 18th-21st in Barbados”.

The Saint Lucia squad for the weekend encounter included:  Wedrel St Clair (captain), Alex Brown, Alistair Brooks, Andre Robinson, Cletus Junior, Danlin Samuel, Dwayne Nathaniel, Ernie Julien, Elvin Joseph, Ethan Phillip, Evan Rae, Jerry Charles, George Fraser, Kurt Phillip, Leroy Lascaris, Oscar Gabriel, Roger Butcher, Saeed James, Tyrese Samuels, Thomas Hardwick, Vitus Jn Pierre and Yohan Henry.

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