Fidelity Cayman Storm RFC 2020-2021 season is off to a good start after winning the Heineken Charity Shield Saturday (5 December) afternoon against John Doak Tradeview Iguanas RFC.
Saturday’s win marked the second season straight the storms captured the prestigious rugby shield.
“We still have a solid core from the previous season, which is why we have a load of continuity,” storm’s team captain Alex Manfield told Cay 03 Sports after the game.
Despite their efforts in the first half; the iguanas would eventually suffer a 49-7 loss. Storms registered 6 tries during the game, thanks to Justin May, Jeff Robinson, William Egan, Hugh McBride and a pair from team veteran Venasio Tokatokavanua.
“Everyone knows their role,” said Manfield. “So when the game kicked off, the iguanas were tough and they kept it tight and it was rainy so it was very slippery and very scrappy. We just held our nerves and built up some scores through some penalties and then kept it going in the second half.”
Storms won every tournament they competed in last season and Manfield said his team is looking to repeat history.
“We want to try and win every game,” said Manfield. “We work hard for it, we train hard and we party hard after.”
In addition, the Advance Fire and Plumbling Buccaneers defeated Queensgate Pigtrotters 20-14 to win the Heinieken Charity Spoon.