GRFU Seven’s Inter Club League postponed until next week
- possibility of play at the University of Guyana ground
Pepsi Hornets female team and Yamaha Caribs male team would have been up for the challenge of the day yesterday afternoon if play was permitted in the Guyana Rugby Football Union Inter-Club Seven’s League which was postponed by the inclement weather which caused various playing venues including the National Park rugby field to be water logged.
Both teams last week came out on top of the first round on the League after playing several robin round matches to come out victorious against their opponents.
The female team, Pepsi Hornets which currently stands on top of the League made a crucial rebound to claim the first round with a total of 26 points while the male team, Yamaha Caribs took advantage of the field with their powerful attacks, gaining more ball possessions than the other teams to registers their tries and with successful conversions to conclude with 43 points.
Kaieteur Sport speaking with the President of Union, John Lewis, was made to understand that the Union was permitted usage of other grounds, which included the University of Guyana field (rugby) to continue the League yesterday but on visiting the venues postponed the games as all of the fields visited during the day were in deplorable states, “We had hoped to continue today as the League started last Saturday in the National Park. Unfortunately the weather during the week and the grass on the field made it unplayable for competitive matches.”
The President, who stated that they tried to acquire other playing venues, hopes that good weather prevails during the week to allow play for the League, “We visited the ACDA ground across from the National Park but that also was waterlogged to an extent,” he said.
Lewis added that the Referees were in doubt of the ACDA, a ground which United Alpha Football Club conducts daily training sessions on since the land was once a dumping site. “The referees were not sure of whether the ground was safe. It is a ground that was built on a dumping site and they were not sure what can be coming out of the soil.”
Lewis further stated that the next matches for the League will more than likely be played at the UG ground, given that the field is slashed from the towering grass, “We will probably get the UG ground cut and in a good condition. This ground (UG ground) seems to be our best right now because the National Park field will take quite a lot of work to get it back into a safe playing surface.” Despite not having the appropriate goal post for the game, the President disclosed that the Union will be the taking their portable goal post at the Campus.
The League continues on Saturday as either the National Park or the University of Guyana rugby field from 3pm.