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Rugby: Girls U19s place seventh at Vegas Invitational

What a difference a year makes.

After finishing 25th as the 2018 Shield winners of the Vegas Sevens Invitational in their international debut, Cayman Rugby’s National Under-19 Girls Sevens squad skyrocketed to the top-tier of the tournament’s elimination rounds Friday (1 March) finishing seventh overall.

Cayman opened the qualifying stage Thursday (28 February) with a 28-0 win against Los Alamos of the United States. They followed with another shutout, this time a 26-0 against Americans Shawnigan Lake. In Game three, Cayman would face USA South in what was described by coaches as a ‘controversial’ game. After leading 12-10 deep into the final moments, the referee extended the game for an irregular four-plus minutes of extra time, giving the Americans enough time to score winner in a 15-12 final.

On Friday, Cayman would gain some good fortune, however, being selected as the top ‘runner-up’ for promotion to the top-level ‘Cup’ playoffs where they would face Utah in the quarterfinals.

They’d lose 35-0 to the Utahns, but would solidify a top-ten spot with a 24-10 win over USA South in their second and final match up of the tournament.

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Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). It was in this role where he was able to craft the immersive and enthusiastic approach to reporting, broadcasting and production you see here today in Cayman's sports community.

Jordan has also worked behind the scenes for a number of Canadian broadcasting & production companies such as CBC Sports, Cineflix Productions and Cream Productions.

Did he mention he was St. Clare of Assisi's 1994 Athlete of the Year?

Now dubbed 'The Sports Guy', Jordan relishes the role as Cayman 27 Sports Producer, where he can tell the stories of Cayman’s athletes. You can reach Jordan at or .

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