Trinidad and Tobago closer to 2001 RWC Sevens
February 8, 2000

Trinidad and Tobago, the top seed, came through winners of the first of eight qualifying tournaments being staged this year in preparation for the 2001 Rugby World Cup Sevens, in Mar del Plata, Argentina January 26-28.

The Trinidad and Tobago Calypso Warriors defeated Bermuda 22-10 after leading 15-0 in the final of the two-day, eight-team Caribbean Zone tournament, held in Port of Spain's Hasely Crawford Stadium January 22-23.

They now move on to the Americas Zone tournament, in Chile in May. The President, His Excellency Arthur N.R.Robinson, presented the trophy and medals.

Trinidad and Tobago also faced Bermuda in pool play winning 19-12 before dispatching Guyana 19-5 and St. Lucia 52-0. Their tries in the final came from team captain Nigel Arismendez, Sean O'Farrel, Ronald Silverthorne and Mark Hamilton.

The winners dismissed Barbados 26-12 in the Cup quarter-final and Jamaica 19-21 in the semi-final. Bermuda won 21-0 over Cayman Islands in the other semi-final.

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