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T&T’s Rugby, Netball and Hockey Teams Fall Short At Commonwealth Games

by | Jul 30, 2014

T&T's Rugby team

T&T’s Rugby team

The Trinidad and Tobago teams of men and women’s hockey, netball and rugby sevens closed off their Commonwealth Games campaign with little to shout about.

The teams came up short time and again on tactics and technical savvy judging by the results from their challenges in Glasgow, Scotland.

The men’s hockey team signed off with a welcome first victory, 4-2 over Malaysia with standout player Kwanwayne Browne netting a hat trick and Mickel Pierre the other goal.

They were previously beaten 6-1 by England, eight-nil by New Zealand and three-one by Canada.

There was little or no comfort for the women’s team as they lost all four of their matches, 16-nil to South Africa, 14-nil against New Zealand, 4-1 to Canada with Breana Govia the TT goal-scorer and 14-nil against India.

The TT netball team opened with a battling 38-37 victory over Barbados but sucked in losses against South Africa (40-56), Wales (31-50), Australia (34-69) and England (24-70).

The men’s rugby sevens team meanwhile got a virtual baptism of fire, beaten 36-nil by eventual champions South Africa, 33-10 by Cook Islands, 35-5 by Kenya and 33-nil by Canada.

But they whipped Malaysia 15-10 in a Plate semifinal before bowing to Sri Lanka 43-7 in the Plate final.

Squash and table tennis provided Trinidad and Tobago more team competition but a mixed bag of results for both left them out of reach of medal rounds and now the players are engaged in the various singles and doubles events.

Colin Ramasra and Kale Wilson are the male TT squash players and Charlotte Knaggs and Malaysia-born Kerrie Sample the female players in action today.

In tennis veteran Dexter St Louis leads the TT charge for singles and doubles glory with Yuvraj Dookram, Curtis Humphreys and 15-year-old Aaron Wilson while Rheann Chung, Catherine Spicer, Aleena Edwards and Ashley Quashie continue playing their best hand as they need to in today’s action.

 

 

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