Champions Caribs progressed to more familiar territory at the top of the T&T Rugby Football Union (T&TRFU) Toyota Championship Division table, with a 17-10 win over Harvard, at the latter’s home venue in the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, on Saturday. It was a result which saw Caribs record a third successive victory, while dropping Harvard to its first loss of the campaign, putting the 2011 league winners back on top of the six-team standings. The match was at a stalemate from the half-time, with Jamal Clarke opening for Caribs, before Harvard’s Joseph Quashie put both teams level at 5-5, as both efforts went unconverted. Caribs then took its second lead of the match through a Miguel Lara try 10 minutes after the restart, but again Harvard equalised with a Jerome O’Brien try in the 62nd minute.
However, AC Wright’s try, which was converted by Don Rojas, saw the “Beer Boys” exact revenge against the team which defeated it 12-7 in the Ruggerama competition last month. The other Championship match saw Stag Trinidad Northern add to Police RFC’s woes by inflicting a 59-5 beating, to win its second match on the trot. The result would mean that Northern advanced to third position with a bonus point awarded, which Caribs leapfrogged Harvard. Harvard, however, received a bonus point for losing by seven points.
Caribs 17 (Jamal Clarke 1 try, Miguel Lara 1 try, AC Wright 1 try, Don Rojas 1 conv.) v Harvard 10 (Joseph Quashie 1 try, Jerome O’Brien 1 try)
Northern 59 (Jerome Maxime 4 tries, Ronald Mayers 2 tries, Ryan Fredericks 2 tries, Justin McLean 1 try, Jerome Poon Tip, Delon Downer 1 try) v Police 5 (Roberto Wellington 1 try)
Royalians v Rainbow- Rescheduled
Harvard 20 (Corey Phillips 1 try, Keston Earle 1 try, Cloyd London 1 try, Matthew Lewis 1 try) v Caribs 7 (Shaquille Tull 1 try, Sean Caesar 1 conv.)
Tobago 35 v Rainbow 24