Press Release:-Sun, sand and balls were indeed the terms to describe the first ever Beach Rugby Fives Tournament hosted by the Saint Lucia Rugby Football Union. Not to mention fun and more fun as teams went head to head in the exhilarating matches. The one day tournament, held at Vigee beach on 13 November 2016, did not disappoint as teams geared up to claim bragging rights of being the first champs of beach rugby in St. Lucia and, of course, to take home the cash prize.
Le Sport Rugby walked away as the winning female team winning all 3 matches at 3-0, 6-2 and 5-2 against Whiptail Warriors. Top scorers of the winning team were Nelta Samuel, Renatta Fredericks and Marline Cherry. Rogues led by team captain Ervin Joseph won all 3 matches as well against the male team of Whiptail Warriors. The scores for the matches were 8-3, 9-4 and 8-5. The top scorers of the Rogues team were Neighman Lascaris, Jerry Charles and Ervin Joseph. The matches were officiated by tournament`s head referee Garner Felicien.
The initiative was well received by new comers in rugby who played for various teams and by supporters who energetically cheered for their teams. SLRFU was pleased to witness the success of this initiative and plans to make it an annual event. The Union are grateful to all individuals and groups who assisted in the staging of this tournament.
Rugby is a sport for all. The SLRFU in its quest to bring all forms rugby to Saint Lucia and encourage persons to join the sport will be holding a local 15-a-side game in December. This will be a precursor to the 15-a-side league the Union intends to hold in 20