Despite regional success, we are not taking any team lightly-Henry
National Coach of the Guyana Rugby squad currently preparing to participate in the Rugby World Cup Regional Qualifier scheduled to be staged from August 25-26 in Ottawa, Canada, speaking with Kaieteur Sport during a training session at the National Park on Wednesday afternoon disclosed that the team’s preparations has now reached the technical and tactical phases.
The Guyana team is grouped along with Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and the Cayman Islands, teams that have fallen at the hands of
the 6-time Caribbean champion, but according to Henry they will not be taking any of them lightly, especially since a World Cup qualification spot is up for grabs.
Henry said that the team is maintaining their focus which is to qualify for the World Cup and remain champions of the Caribbean.
Asked to comment on the some of the specifics of their current preparations, the Head Coach revealed the main emphasis right now is getting the defensive alignment perfect, while their offensive patterns are also an area that has been the focus as well.
Commenting on the players’ commitment, Henry said he is extremely satisfied, adding that they’ve all responded well and he is pleased with where they are right now. Henry asked to comment on the Ladies preparations informed that they are more focused than last year when they relinquished the title so the hunger is there to regain the crown.
“They are pushing themselves harder than last year and seems much hungrier than before because they are looking to return home with the title,” Henry stated.
He said both teams are working diligently to be in the best shape possible to go to the tournament and get the job done.
The Men’s team will also be defending its Caribbean Sevens Championships which it has held for the past six years in succession, while the women, currently #2 in the Caribbean will be challenging for the Championship which they held for 3 years prior to 2011.