VP XV topple President’s XV in rugby season opener

The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) kicked off its 2023 season on Sunday last, with an exhilarating 15s match in the National Park, Georgetown.
In the encounter, the Vice-President’s XV overthrew the President’s XV in a what can be considered as a one-sided affair.

A look at the GRFU’s first engagement of the 2023 season

Panthers’ Godfrey Broomes led the Vice-President’s team to victory after bagging eight points. He opened the scoring by opting to take a shot at goal from a penalty, 40 metres from the try line. After nailing the penalty goal, Kevin Wills bullied his way past the porous defence of the President’s XV on the brink of half time, leaving the score 8-0.
Lionel Holder further enhanced the dominance of the Vice-President’s XV by evading the defence, to open the scoring in the second half of the match.
Broomes, who was eventually named Most Valuable Player, MVP, then scored a try to take the tally to 18-nil.
Phibian Joseph then sealed the game on the final whistle, when he barrelling his way through the defensive line-up leaving the game at 23-0, in favour of the Vice-President’s XV.
Scintillating rugby will continue next Sunday, February 13, 2022 in the National Park at 4 pm.