first_imgTHE Pepsi Hornets emerged champions of the Modern Optical-sponsored Rugby VIIs tournament at the National Park Rugby field on Sunday. The Hornets and Panthers were tied at the end of the day, but on the basis of the points difference (points scored and conceded), Hornets were adjudged the winners.The Hornets’ 121 to the Panthers’ 119 gave them the title, with the Guyana Defence Force finishing third, Police Falcons fourth and Yamaha Caribs fifth.In the first game of the afternoon, the GDF mauled the Police Hornets 31-0, while game two was drawn between the Panthers and the Hornets at 5-5.GDF returned after a break to take a thrashing at the hands of the Panthers 41-0, while the Hornets brushed aside the Caribs 35-12.The Panthers carried on their winning streak, beating Police 24-0, while GDF trounced Caribs 45-0 followed by the Hornets beating Police 47-5.The Hornets walloped GDF by the largest margin of victory, 68-12, while the Panthers registered the day’s second largest margin, 54-0, against the Caribs.In the final game of the afternoon, the Police blanked Caribs 15-0.Hornets captain Ryan Gonsalves was named the tournament MVP.The event is seen as continuous training for the Guyana team who will be participating in the Cathy Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong 7s, scheduled for April 7-9, 2017. (Stephan Sookram)last_img

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