Annual rugby league set to begin in May

The 2021 Tradeview Markets Corporate Touch Rugby League is set to kick off next month with a record 44 teams spreading across three divisions.

“The Corporate Mixed Touch Rugby League has been running annually since its inception in 2002 and continues to grow each year and has become the largest sports league on the island,” stated in a Cayman Islands Rugby Union press release. “This year we have over 600 players of all ages and sizes signed up to join in.”  

Touch rugby has a number of differences compared to the more traditional forms of rugby. Differences like no tackling allowed, which reduce the risk of injury. Teams are mixed with three guys and three girls on the pitch at any one time.

The basic principles are: run forwards, pass backwards and each team attempts to advance the ball up the field to score a try. When an opponent touches you (on any part of the body, clothing or ball) you have to stop and start the next phase, you get six touches and if a try isn’t scored then the ball gets turned over and the opposition have a go.

“We thank Tradeview Markets for their continued support as our 2021 proud sponsor,” the release added. The event is schedule to start in May and run to the end of August.

Teams taking part this year:

  1. Grant Thornton  
  2. Catalyst
  3. Maples Group 1
  4. Maples Group 2
  5. Queensgate
  6. Campbells
  7. DART
  8. Cayman Junior Rugby Trust U15s
  9. Kensington Management Group
  10. PwC 1
  11. PwC 2
  12. Walkers Iguanas
  13. Waystone
  14. Carey Olsen
  15. SteppingStones
  16. Island Air
  17. FFP
  18. Alvarez & Marsal
  19. HSM
  20. RSM
  21. Genesis Trust & Corporate Services
  22. Harmonic
  23. Ocorian
  24. RBC Dominion Securities
  25. DELTA
  26. KPMG 1
  27. KPMG 2
  28. Invenio
  29. PwC 3
  30. Rawlinson & Hunter
  31. AON
  32. Heineken
  33. Blacktower
  34. GCM
  35. Mourant
  36. RF Group U18s
  37. Tradeview Markets
  38. OnShore IT
  39. Deloitte 1
  40. Deloitte 2
  41. MUFG
  42. Massy United Insurance
  43. IQ-EQ
  44. Conyers

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