Friday, February 15, 2013

CURACAO v BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS NACRA Caribbean Championship South R1 Final


NACRA 2013

Venue: A.O.Shirley Field, Tortola


As is the case in many nations where rugby is a developing sport, the financial burden to play international test rugby can be immense. For Curacao this was the case until last week. There was a distinct possibility they would not make the trip to the British Virgin Islands and have to forfeit the game. A sponsor was found and the team was on its way.

To read about this crisis go to..(you will need a translation)

The BVI have the home advantage.

Other Previews

This is the first time these two nations have met in a 15’s rugby test match.

Curacao Last Three (That’s all they have played!)
28.04.2012 v Barbados XV L 5-18 in Bridgetown (Friendly)
29.04.2012 v St Lucia in Gros Islet (Friendly)
12.01.2013 v St Vincent & Grenadines W 37-24 in Wilhelmstad (NACRA South R1)

British Virgin Islands (Last Four)
26.01.2013 v St Lucia W 41-35 in Corinth (NACRA South R1)
30.04.2011 v Barbados L 13-19 in Tortola (NACRA South R2)
09.04.2011 v St Vincent & Grenadines W 25-13 in Kingston (NACRA South R1)
08.05.2010 v Barbados XV L 17-26 in Bridgetown (Friendly)

GWC Rugby Rankings
NACRA Table-British Virgin Islands 11th, Curacao 13th

Prediction: British Virgin Islands by 4 points


British Virgin Islands Squad
1 Clinton Hempel
2 Andrew Simmons
3 Adrian O’Neill
4 Edward Vasquez
5 Federico Zicari
6 Andrae Adams
7 Vivieon Harry
8 Patrick Dennis
9 Jimmy Peters
10 Dustyn Molver
11 Jerome Springette
12 Donovan Staple (Capt).
13 Thomas Chapman
14 Austin Kiel
15 Franklyn Victor
16 Lester Hamer
17 Damion Brown
18 Jeavan Thompson
19 Simon Knight
20 Rory Thornton
21 Melvin Knight
22 Frank McGing

Head Coach: Sherlock Solomon


Curacao Squad not available

‘The day after the NACRA match, there will be more matches involving BVI, USVI, Curaçao and Princeton from the USA. These will probably be 7s matches?
USVI vs. Princeton
Princeton vs. Curaçao
BVI vs. Princeton
Curaçao vs. USVI
Ladies Touch Rugby: BVI vs. USVI ... ash-rugby/
Thanks to ‘mcruic’ at

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