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Howlers visit Harrison College

Students of the Harrison College School got a taste of rugby when Canadian Olympic Bronze medalist Karen Paquin visited the Crompton Street institution recently. Paquin, who competed in the Rio Summer Olympics, came to Barbados along with her teammates from the famous Dog River Howlers. They held a training session at the school under the […]

Rugby tourney launched Wednesday

The inaugural 2016 Flow Rugby Barbados World Sevens Tournament promises not only to be exciting but highly competitive, says coordinator Brian Stollmeyer.  Speaking at the launch held this morning at the Barbados Olympic Association [BOA], Stollmeyer said 22 of the best teams around the region and the world had confirmed their participation in the December […]

Renegades’ run

The Barbados Rugby Football Union kicked off their domestic Sevens Season at the Garrison Savannah on the weekend, with Renegades proving the team to beat which no one could manage. Under bright blue skies, the Renegades and Tridents started the first of six scheduled round-robin matches with Renegades emerging 26-12 victors. Tridents’ Jae Bowen put […]

Rugby goes to schools

Over the next week several secondary and primary school students will be exposed to the sport of rugby. The Barbados Rugby Football Union (BRFU), in conjunction with World Rugby, will be hosting two sessions aimed at exposing more youngsters to the excitement of rugby as part of the Get Into Rugby (GIR) programme. On June […]

Bajans humbled

Having gone down heavily to Guyana in their last Rugby World Cup Qualifier, Barbados took to the field at the Garrison Savannah last Saturday against archrivals Trinidad and Tobago determined not to repeat past experiences. But that didn’t eventuate and Barbados were soundly beaten 39-5. Three minutes into the game the visitors’ number 13 Agboola […]

Team Massy win polo tourney

That’s the story of Team Massy United Insurance, who ran away with the inaugural Massy United Insurance Ladies International Polo Tournament which climaxed on Saturday at the Apes Hill Club. After three days of intense action and competitive fun, Team Massy scored the winning goal with two seconds remaining in the final defeating AR Aesthetics […]

Rugby history

History was made over the weekend at the Garrison Savannah when Get Into Rugby (GIR) –– Barbados, the local arm of an international programme supervised by World Rugby, hosted the Trinidad and Tobago All Stars in an inaugural Rugby Sevens competition. It was held under the auspices of the Barbados Rugby Football Union (BRFU). This […]

Tridents are rugby champs

Tridents RFC are the 2016 Barbados Rugby Football Union’s domestic league champions. On Saturday in the final they defeated Emperors 22-15 in an exciting match-up before an appreciative crowd at the Garrison Savannah. The Emperors drew first blood when a Tridents’ infraction allowed Simon Noble to kick a three-point penalty. The Tridents quickly responded with […]

WADA takes aim at NFL

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has described allegations made in anAl-Jazeera report that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning took human growth hormone (HGH) as “very concerning” and has urged “increased collaboration” with sports leagues in the United States. Though Manning has vehemently denied the allegations and the source of the Al-Jazeera report has since recanted […]

For rugby glory

LONDON –– New Zealand are aiming to become the first team ever to retain the Rugby World Cup when they meet Australia in tomorrow’s sell-out Twickenham final. More than 80,000 fans will see the All Blacks start as favourites, having lost only three games out of 53 since lifting the Webb Ellis Cup in 2011. […]

Wallabies, All Blacks for World Cup final

Australia will play New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final after they held off an inspired Argentina fight-back to win 29-15 in another thriller of a semi-final yesterday at Twickenham. A three-try first-half blitz, including two from Adam Ashley-Cooper, helped the Wallabies into a 13-point lead. Argentina refused to yield and Nicolas Sanchez’s flawless […]

Semis tomorrow

LONDON –– The traditional rivalry of South Africa and New Zealand, the Sprinboks and the All Blacks, is to be reignited on the second biggest stage of all –– the Rugby World Cup semi-final tomorrow at Twickenham. It looms as a disappointing fixture, with South Africa scraping past Wales in the quarterfinals, while the All […]

USA humiliated

Bryan Habana scored a hat-trick of tries to equal Jonah Lomu’s record as South Africa reached the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals by thrashing USA 64-0 today. The winger scored three times in 21 second-half minutes to draw level with Lomu’s mark of 15 World Cup tries. The Springboks ran in eight second-half tries in all […]

Historic win for Romania

Romania scored 17 points in the final 28 minutes as their powerful pack overcame Canada 17-15 in the biggest comeback in Rugby World Cup history today. Gordon McRorie’s penalty and a DTH van der Merwe try put Canada 8-0 in front at half-time. The lead became 15-0 as Jeff Hassler bounced his way out of […]

Victorious

Wales are a huge step closer to the World Cup quarterfinals after beating Fiji 23-13 in a breathless Pool A clash at Millennium Stadium today. Warren Gatland’s team saw tries from scrum-half Gareth Davies and hooker Scott Baldwin, with 13 points from fly-half Dan Biggar’s boot, but missed a bonus point. But Fiji struck back […]

Two for two

Defending champions New Zealand made it two wins out of two in Pool C with an efficient 58-14 victory over a determined Namibia at London’s Olympic Stadium today. Namibia are the lowest-ranked side in the Rugby World Cup, meaning damage limitation was always going to be the aim against the All Blacks. New Zealand scored […]

Aussies win first World Cup match

Australia made a stuttering start to their World Cup campaign as they failed to earn a bonus point in their win against Pool A rivals Fiji in Cardiff today. An even start saw Australia’s Bernard Foley and Fiji’s Nemani Nadolo trade penalties, before the Wallabies took control with two David Pocock tries. Prop Sekope Kepu […]