The FFP Cayman Islands XV rugby team celebrated a home win over Mexico in front of a roaring audience on Saturday at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.
At full-time, the score of the test match was 35-14 in favour of Cayman. The win over Las Serpientes was not only a strong response to the 2021 outcome, where Mexico won 39-13; it was a tremendous achievement when compared to the prior fixture between the teams.
Mexico won the 2019 test match 105-07.
The Cayman boys were in total control early on, scoring the first 26 points of the match. Mexico’s opening points saw Tobías Hernández scoring alongside the posts.
The Cayman Islands hit-back to Mexico’s score with a penalty. The 29-7 lead was reduced to 29-14 with Andrés Rodríguez touching down for Mexico. It was the final score for Las Serpientes. The Cayman Islands landed two further penalties to finish with a commanding 35-14 win.
The match was the eleventh test match between the Cayman Islands and Mexico. The inaugural fixture was a 13-06 win for the Cayman Islands in 2008. The largest margin win for the Cayman Islands was 46-13 in 2012. The biggest win, however, was by Mexico. Las Serpientes were 105-7 winners over the Cayman Islands in 2019.