Jamaica’s Head Coach Romeo Monteith has named an initial 19 man squad to participate in the inaugural America’s 9s Championship in Toronto Canada. There are several domestic players making their debut for Jamaica, including teenage sensations Kahil Green, Makhaya Anderson and Lawrence Drumonds. The trio has been some of Jamaica’s top youth players for the past three years and has been rewarded with a call up to the senior team.
Making their debut will also be 2 army men in Jerome Laird and Roland Grey. Both have been impressive for the JDF team in recent seasons and should add some firepower to the squad. Mohenjo Thomspon is also new to the squad and should feature heavily in the halves.
The final local debutants are Daniel Morrison and Chawn Henry. Both were former standout youth players at Calabar High and Edith Dalton respectively and have continued their good form in the National Club Championship in recent times. Uriah Martin who is based in Canada will also don the Reggae Warriors colours for the first time.
The familiar faces in the squad are Adrian Hall, Greg Hall, Antonio Baker, Demone McDougal, Kemoy Whyte, Orlando Jones, Nicholas Wright and Tyronie Rowe .
Coach Monteith has this to say;
“The team is looking forward to a good tournament. We have deliberately gone out for some younger players as we have begun the revitalization of our program, the next generation of Jamaica rugby league stars is now, so young players such as Anderson, Drummond and Green are our future. Our veterans will provide plenty of guidance we are looking forward to a good tournament.”
Jamaica National 9s Squad for the Americas Championship, 2019.
1. Kahil Green (Excelsior Community College and Washington Blvd. Bulls)
2. Adrian Hall (Liguanea Dragons a d University of West Indies)
3. Jerome Laird (Jamaica Defence Force Warriors)
4. Roland Grey (Jamaica Defence Force Warriors)
5. Chawn Henry (Caribbean Maritime Institute Spartans and Duhaney Park Red Sharks)
6. Demone McDougal (Washington Blvd. Bulls)
7. Antonio Baker (Cedar Grove Cyclones)
8. Makhaya Anderson (Washington Blvd. Bulls and Calabar High School)
9. Lawrence Drummond (Washington Blvd. Bulls and Kingston College)
10. Kemoy Whyte (Duhaney Park Red Sharks)
11. Daniel Morrison (Washington Blvd. Bulls)
12. Mohenjo Thompson- Washington Bulls
13. Chevaughn Bailey- GC Foster Lions
14. Orlando Jones -Canada
15 Greg Hall -Canada
16. Tyronie Rowe -unattached
17. Uriah Martin- Canada
18. Nicholas Wright-Unattached
19. Tremaine Garrison-Canada