The 9th Intercol rugby league 13s Championship will conclude on Saturday, April 20, with top seed Excelsior Community College Eagles clashing with 3rd seed Caribbean Maritime University Spartans in the Grand Finals at the Mona Bowl in Kingston. Kickoff is set for 4pm.
EXED ended the regular season with a record of 7-2-1 while CMU went 5-3-2 record. EXED slugged out a 12-6 win the semi-final against the University of the West Indies Pelicans, while CMU comfortably handled defending champions GC Foster Lions 16-0, both games played on April 12.
EXED will be led by their two top point’s scorers in Javian Bryan (58) and Akeem Murray (32). Meanwhile, CMU will look to the destructive duo of Adrian Thomas (58) and Orlando Messado (54) to lead their charge.
Commenting on his team’s second consecutive finals appearance and third overall, EXED’s Head Coach Roy Calvert said:
“Being in the finals two years in a row shows the strength of our program. That being said, it is also amazing to see what CMU have achieved in just their 3rd year. My boys are looking forward to a good game on Saturday and our preparations have been geared towards such.
Meanwhile his counterpart Linval Green said:
“It is a joy to see how far both teams have come. This finals is more than just winning, it’s about a clash of talents created by a very good competition. I wish both teams best of luck on the day and I am looking forward to clean, safe and exciting finals. ”
The University of The West Indies and GC Foster College will clash for Third Place at 2pm.