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Bajan JetBlues whip St Lucia


Nicholas Maitland

Bajan JetBlues whip St Lucia

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The Barbados JetBlues made an impressive showing on the first day of the 2019 Rugby Barbados World 7’s at Kensington Oval yesterday.

Competing in the men’s division alongside the much-fancied women’s tournament, Barbados recorded two victories and a loss from their three games played, defeating St Lucia 27-7 before dispatching first-timers Dead Pelicans 36-5 and then wrapped up a valiant day’s play with an unfortunate 19-7 loss against Philadelphia outfit Atlantis.

Barbados’ only representatives at the quickly growing tournament were their men’s team and they set the tone for their performances from early on against their Caribbean neighbours.

In their first game against St Lucia, it took only a minute from kick-off for the Bajans to score their first try through Mikyle Walcott, and Deandre Phillips made the converting kick through the posts.

St Lucia struck back with a try and conversion of their own a minute later, and with 30 seconds left in the first half, Phillips ran Barbados back into the lead with another try.

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