Body Holiday, Rogues top Lucelec Michael Mathurin Rugby

Body Holiday, Rogues top Lucelec Michael Mathurin Rugby
Winnie Della Rene

(SNO) — “How much did I score? I have no idea. How much I scored? 26 points? For real? I can’t remember all that. All I remember is my body being so sore from that weekend.”

That was pretty much how Winnie Della Rene summed up what turned out to be a terrific outing for her, leading the Lucelec Michael Mathurin Rugby Challenge in scoring over the weekend, and leading The Body Holiday Rugby Club to the women’s title.

Body Holiday accumulated a total of 102 points from tries and conversions, versus 47 for Whiptail Warriors women. VBCC Stingers, regrettably, seem to have disappeared in the past year or two.

Of the 102 points rung up by Body Holiday, national scrum half, Rene, contributed four tries and three conversions to top the individual scorers, followed by teammate Marline Cherry (20 points) and female Player of the Year for 2018, Kameka President, who led the Warriors with 15 points, on a try and five conversions.

Among the men, Rogues stood tall from a field of three teams after two days of competition.

Rogues tallied 130 points, paced by Jnmael Phillip, whose seven tries and six conversions came to a whopping 47 points. In second place was the Reela Development Programme, with 31 points from Youth Player of the Year, Tyrese Samuels.

Samuels amassed the bulk of points for Reela, who had 48 in all. Whiptails men earned 29 points.

The Saint Lucia Rugby Football Union’s Lucelec Michael Mathurin Rugby Challenge aims to honour the memory of one of the local game’s passionate players.

The games kicked off at the La Clery Playing field on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10.


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