Fidelity Cayman Storm claims all the 2019-2020 silverware

After an eight month season hiatus, Fidelity Cayman Storm (FCS) returned to action Saturday (21 November) at the South Sound Rugby Club to win the Cayman Islands Rugby Vase finale against John Doak Architecture & Tradeview Markets Iguanas.

The win etched FCS third major win for the 2019-2020 season, having won the Heineken Charity Shield and the Alex Alexander Memorial Cup where they went unbeaten.

“It was a great start to bringing rugby back onto the island and into the region,” said Jovan Bowles of the Cayman Islands Rugby Football Union. “Due to Covid precautions and standards we were not able to finish off the season in early March of this year and therefore had to postpone this vase final.”

League finale recap

It was evident from the beginning of the match that FCS was the stronger team after Alex Mansfield crossover the first try of the game.

FCS continued their dominance in the second half with tries from Jeff Robinson, Phil Jacobs and Tim Cone. Storm’s team captain Conal Keane also made his contributions with four conversions and several penalties as well.

Fidelity Cayman Storm’s Justin May gets the ball out to his back line during a scrum in the second half. Photos: Caroline Deegan

The iguanas tried to rally several times throughout the game with a single try from Quintin Herbst and a conversion from teammate Jack Watters but it seemed fatigue was the biggest challenge on the day.

The game ultimately ended 40-7 in favour of FCS. “I think all the players enjoyed it and it’s very fitting that we are able to conclude our 2019 2020 season,” said Bowles.

“We thank all the volunteers who came through to help and we appreciate their support. In two weeks (5 December) time, it will be the beginning of next season.”

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