first_imgAmericas Rugby Challenge…Guyana Men’s Rugby Team suffered a massive defeat at the hands of their Paraguayan counterparts when they locked horns proverbially in the Americas Rugby Challenge which continued on Wednesday in Medellín, Colombia. Selwyn Henry scored a try and Ryan Gonsalves made good on the conversion, but Paraguay won 86 – 7 and Guyana picked up their second loss in as many games.Gonsalves, the Guyanese captain, believes defence was the common denominator that contributed to the blowout result. According to him, they were too scrappy on second and third phases when defending.He also mentioned that the level of play in Colombia is altogether higher than the local ruggers have to offer, but the locals are not far away.The scrum-half further noted, “The team is very disappointed, and will use the remaining days before our final game against Mexico on Sunday to clean up the errors that cost us, and look for the win.“This is a learning experience for the entire team playing 15s rugby at this level. We can only build from this and adjust to it; work to improve on our weaknesses, and build on our strengths,” he admitted.The final round, slated to be held on Sunday, September 1, will see Mexico clash with Guyana, and Colombia come up against Paraguay as the closing match. The winners will be the team accruing the most tournament points.last_img

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