The Borelli-Walsh National Sevens rugby team has found out who it’ll play in the qualifying round at next month’s Hong Kong 7s Series tournament.
The tournament draw held this morning (14 March) placed Cayman in Pool E, where it joins Germany, Zimbabwe and Hong Kong as the team’s vie to get through to the tournament’s main draw.
“I think it’s actually probably the best that we could hope for,” Cayman Islands Rugby Football Union Director of Rugby Richard Adams said. “We saw Germany play in Las Vegas. A very good side — big, strong — but certainly manageable for us. Hong Kong obviously will be very strong. They’re second in the Asian region pretty much only to Japan. So they’ll be a good side, we know they’ll be good. Zimbabwe — we know absolutely nothing about so Zimbabwe is gonna be totally unknown for us. We’ll get on YouTube, have a look and see what they’ve been doing.”
The local squad will kick off pool play on 8 April in what is considered the premier sevens tournament in the world.
“That level, you’re at teams 16 through 23 basically,” Adams said, “The next best 12 teams in the world.”