British Virgin Islands v St Vincent and Grenadines in Kingstown (NACRA Caribbean Champ, South Zone Preliminary)
This is the first of two preliminary matches in the 2011 NACRA Caribbean Championship. The other, between Mexico and USA South, is being played in Mexico City. These two nations are more likely to field sevens sides in Caribbean competition but today they field their national 15’s sides for this, at present, once in three years competition.
In 2008 St Vincent were defeated 47-7 by Mexico in a World Cup prequalifying match in Kingstown. In 2010 British Virgin Islands lost 17-26 to a Barbados XV.
As far as my records show, these two teams have not previously met in a 15’s test match.
GWC Rugby rankings do not apply, neither does IRB rankings. We are all in the dark!
Prediction: A guess, STVG by 7 points.
British Virgin Islands Squad
Jonathan William Bailey
Heath Copland (Vice-Captain)
Nicolas Recondo (Captain)
Head Coach: Sherlock Solomon
Saint Vincent and Grenadines
Squad not available