It was sweet revenge for the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), who turned the tables on UG
Wolves to win the Banks 7s Championship trophy Sunday, at the University of Guyana Campus ground, Turkeyen.
Playing in the final one week after they had lost to the Wolves in the Trophy Stall final, the soldiers produced a courageous performance to prevail 17-14 in another exciting encounter between the two sides under floodlights, before a fair-sized crowd that included Director of Sport Christopher Jones, Banks DIH Communications Manager Troy Peters, Brand Manager Richard Jodhan and President of the Union Peter Green.
Tournament MVP, GDF winger Avery Corbin, Captain Patrick King and fellow national player, Dwayne Schroeder were the lynchpin of the Army’s victory, while UG Captain Rondell ‘Bull’ McArthur and Lance Adonis led from the front for the academics.
Corbin’s two tries in the final (six for the tournament) along with a try and a conversion by Schroeder was enough for the GDF to replace last year’s champions UG as the new title holders of the Banks 7s trophy.
Adonis’ try and two conversions along with an Owen Adonis try could not get them over the line on this occasion.
Speaking with King after the victory, he said that, “It was a great victory knowing that we lost last week. This was a big victory for us because this is a bigger tournament than the one last week. We went back to the drawing board and everyone wanted it. It was sweet revenge.”
Rugby action continues next week with the staging of a Schools Tournament.
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