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Harvard takes Robert Farfan Cup
Defending league champion and current leader GNC/Gatorade Harvard secured its first ever T&T Rugby Football Union (TTRFU) Robert Farfan Memorial Cup, on Saturday, when the club dropped Stag Trinidad Northern 26-10 in its first taste silverware this season, at Harvard Pitch, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain.
Harvard, which won all but one title of which it contested last year, remained atop the TTRFU Toyota Championship Division standings after the win, in a match which counts both as a league and a cup fixture. The only other Championship division match on the day saw Caribs secure a 39-25 bonus-point victory over Royalians, which put the Beer Boys which was previously in third place into second over Northern by virtue of points differential.
For Harvard, its fourth consecutive win was once again secured in a come-from-behind effort. Jerome Maxime opened for Northern just after 15 minutes were spent.
It went unconverted by Justin McLean. Harvard responded 10 minutes later when Keston Earle tied the scores at 5-5. Harvard was again on target when Claudius Butts scored a try in the 35th minute, which was converted by Ryan Hinckson. The difference was cut to two points in the final try of the half, which was scored by Christopher Hudson.
The second half, as is often the case with Harvard was a one-sided affair, with the eventual winner the only team to score. From its 12-10 half-time advantage, Harvard went on to score two more tries, with Butts’ second and one from Aaon Rocke, both of which were converted by Hinckson. With four tries on the board, Harvard picked up its third bonus point in four wins.
Up next for both teams and all others in the Championship and Senior divisions, is the Knockout competition, which starts with the first round next weekend at various venues. The second round of the knockout competition will be played the following weekend, a week before the return of action in the Championship Division (September 7).
Saturday - Championship Division
Caribs 39 v Royalians 25
Harvard 26 v Northern 10
Rainbow - Bye
Rainbow v Caribs - Rainbow won 28-0 by default
Exiles 33 v Royalians 0
Harvard 58 v Rydeus 0
Northern - Bye
Teams Pld W D L F A Bonus Pts
Harvard 4 4 0 0 139 36 3 19
Caribs 4 2 1 1 130 58 3 12
Northern 4 2 1 1 128 98 2 10
Royalians 4 1 0 3 1 92 161 6
Rainbow 4 0 0 4 44 191 0 0
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