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Caribs, Harvard clash in battle for top spot
Caribs Rugby Football Club which recently returned to the top of the T&T Rugby Football Union (TTRFU) Toyota Championship Division standings, will face GNC Gatorade Harvard, the reigning champion and a club keen on returning to the pinacle, today, in a second leg clash. Not only is the retention of top spot at stake for Caribs, but also pride. The two teams met on the third match day in the league campaign, with Harvard sneaking to a 18-16 victory early last month. The season began with Harvard continued its exploits of last year’s record run of titles with five wins, and a trophy-the Robert Farfan Memorial Cup to boast, before it all came to an end last weekend. Harvard was shunned 15-13 by Northern after James Walklin scored a penalty in the last play of the game to swing the league championship wide open.
Meanwhile, Caribs, which has not had the best start to the season got back into the contest and took over for Harvard at the top last weekend with a 41-5 win over Royalians. Caribs (23 points) now holds a three-point advantage over Harvard, but the latter team remains with a match in hand. Third-placed Northern (16 points) is on a bye for the weekend. Royalians (nine points), fourth, and Rainbow (zero points), fifth, will clash in the other match of the round, and a win for either team will not affect the standings, at least at the end of the match day. Senior Division continues tomorrow when league leader Harvard makes the trip to the sister isle to meet Tobafo RFC. Current runner-up Caribs will meet second-from-bottom Defence Force, while Invictus takes on Police. UWI is on a bye.
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