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UPDATE: TCI too strong for VI in rugby clash

- go down 12-31 in RAN North Championship @ A.O. Shirley Ground
The Virgin Islands team that lost 12-31 to Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) in the 2019 Rugby Americas North (RAN) North Championship at A. O. Shirley Ground on May 4, 2019. Photo: Provided
The win for Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) on May 4, 2019 improves their record to 2-0 in the 2019 Rugby Americas North (RAN) North Championship and an unbeaten streak of 6 games. Photo: Provided
The win for Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) on May 4, 2019 improves their record to 2-0 in the 2019 Rugby Americas North (RAN) North Championship and an unbeaten streak of 6 games. Photo: Provided
Hosts Virgin Islands found the challenge of the visitors Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) too strong when they clashed in the 2019 Rugby Americas North (RAN) North Championship at A. O. Shirley Ground on May 4, 2019. Photo: Provided
Hosts Virgin Islands found the challenge of the visitors Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) too strong when they clashed in the 2019 Rugby Americas North (RAN) North Championship at A. O. Shirley Ground on May 4, 2019. Photo: Provided
Action in the game between Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) in the 2019 Rugby Americas North (RAN) North Championship at A. O. Shirley Ground on May 4, 2019. Photo: Provided
Action in the game between Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) in the 2019 Rugby Americas North (RAN) North Championship at A. O. Shirley Ground on May 4, 2019. Photo: Provided
The Virgin Islands will play Turks and Caicos Islands in the RAN North Cup 2019 on Saturday May 4, 2019 from 10:00am at A.O. Shirley ground in Road Town. Photo: Facebook
The Virgin Islands will play Turks and Caicos Islands in the RAN North Cup 2019 on Saturday May 4, 2019 from 10:00am at A.O. Shirley ground in Road Town. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Hosts Virgin Islands found the challenge of the visitors, Turks and Caicos Islands, (TCI) too strong when they clashed in the 2019 Rugby Americas North (RAN) North Championship at A. O. Shirley Ground on May 4, 2019.

The Virgin Islands lost 12-31. They now play Dominican Republic at a date yet to be announced.

The win for TCI improves their record to 2-0 in the 2019 Rugby Americas North (RAN) North Championship and an unbeaten streak of 6 games.

Last month the Turks & Caicos Islands scored a last minute win over the Dominican Republic. Their 24-20 combined with beating the British Virgin Islands sees them untouchable in the RAN South Cup.

The three island nations account for half of the 2019 RAN Cup. The remaining competitors played earlier in the year in the RAN South Cup. It was won by Martinique who defeated both Barbados, and Curaçao.

See previous story published May 3, 2019

VI Rugby team to face TCI on Saturday @ A.O. Shirley Ground

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands national rugby team will be in action at home tomorrow, Saturday May 4, 2019 when they come up against Turks and Caicos Islands in the RAN North Cup 2019.

The game is billed for 10:00am at A.O. Shirley Ground in Road Town.

The hosts will be looking to better their performance against the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) who outperformed them in a friendly matchup on May 12, 2018 in the Turks & Caicos Islands.

TCI won 63-12. It was the first international game for the Virgin Islands since the Americas Rankings began.

The RAN North Cup is a Tri-Nations competition in which the [British Virgin] Islands, Dominican Republic, and Turks and Caicos Islands all play each other.

5 Responses to “UPDATE: TCI too strong for VI in rugby clash”

  • asking for a friend (03/05/2019, 10:20) Like (3) Dislike (17) Reply
    Any locals in the team?
    • ras (06/05/2019, 09:14) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      If the locals would show up to training and get involved you wouldn’t have to ask that country. Go down to the field and represent your islands
  • Challenger (03/05/2019, 19:49) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    define "locals" .
    • TCI (05/05/2019, 14:45) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      The TCI has embraced foreigners in every respect - it economy (based on real estate development) is thriving and producing a massive budget surplus for the Government.
      The TCI Govt gets 12% on every real estate sale - that is $120,000 for every $1m dollar property sale, and there are lots of sales every week and many of them for a lot more than $1m. Hundreds, if not thousands, of millions of dollars every year.
      To put that into perspective, the BVI GOVT gets $450 per annum for each company registered here. That means the BVI has to have 266 companies for every $1m sale achieved in the TCI.
      Time to get real BVI - there is going to be a mass exodus of companies from the BVI as a consequence of the economic substance legislation (we have no office space, almost no qualified staff staff, almost no good quality hosing accommodation, and no space in our private schools for qualified workers kids). At the moment the Registry produces 80% of Govt revenue but Govt income form that source is going to dry up dramatically starting in 2020.
      We need to allow real estate development and sales to proceed without delay, get rid of the racist Alien Landholding Licence Act, and reap the benefit of 12% of the sales of millions of dollars on real estate.
      Let get into the real world BVI.
  • You try (04/05/2019, 22:31) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    We had International sport in the middle of the capital today and none of our country’s leaders in sight. A team, including several BVI nationals, has put in a lot of hard work to score twice and come close to a team they last lost to previously by sixty points. Rugby is a growing sport in the Caribbean with many good teams getting better year on year where there has been support given. It’s a great way for a child to add something to a university application and open doors of opportunity for our youth. a sport that teaches them that strength and aggression can be measured and disciplined whereas hard work and good character will be rewarded.

    The BVI has a great opportunity to grow and shine on the world stage, if we would only support our own.


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