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'Changing the way we interact with people'
National senior rugby team
coach Larry Mendez has
hailed his players for what he
deemed a "brilliant showing"
in the Calypso Warriors 20-
0 win over rival Guyana to
advance to the Nacra Cham-
pionship (Tier III) final, at
the UWI Spec Ground, St
Augustine, on Saturday
The national 15s team added
to its 19-6 away victory over
Barbados a week prior to win
the three-team group in style.
T&T defeated Guyana
through tries from Jesse
Richards, captain Adam Fred-
erick and Anthony Lopez, with
Kelson Figaro converting one
try and scoring a penalty.
The win, however, was
achieved with some skepticism
of the team, which lost to
Guyana by the same margin
(20-0) almost a year ago,
effectively knocking the T&T
team out of World Cup 2015
As a result, the players can
now look forward to the big
finale against a USA South
team, on June 22, at home. The
venue is yet to announced.
And, Saturday s convincing
win, according to Mendez, was
"The team has been through
rigorous training. After the
match, I texted Dwayne Hinds
(a top local MMA fighter) to
thank him for the work done
with Rouge House (MMA
"The players were made to
find comfort in uncomfortable
positions (as part of our plan),
considering we don t have the
biggest players," Mendez said.
Explaining his philosophy,
Mendez, who last season car-
ried the Harvard Club to its
finest ever showing as a rugby
team, with a Championship
trophy and several other cups,
said he gives the players the
freedom to express themselves.
"I don t like to dictate. At
the end of the day, the players
are the ones on the field. What
we did work on, however, was
creating a style of play, where-
as they move from touchline
to touchline and focus on
He continued: "We don t
have the money to tour, nor
do the selectors have a lot of
players at their disposal, so we
tend to improvise."
"But, what happened on the
pitch was unique. There was
a lot of emotion riding on this
Mendez referred to the
embrace between the players
and a former national and
Caribs standout Jason "Moon"
Clarke, who has been in hos-
pital since his horrific accident
last year, which kept him par-
Clarke braved his condition
to support the team and his
brother and Caribs teammate
Asked if rugby in T&T is on
the rise once again, Mendez,
who spent three months
studying the sport in New
Zealand, said it may be the
case, but he understands it is
still considered a recreational
activity in the country, and
looms behind several other
sports in terms of popularity.
"When the players get the
opportunity to wear the red,
white and black, they must
take pride in it.
"There are millions of rugby
players around the world who
never get the opportunity to
represent their country. We
have lots of talent here, but
we often take it for granted."
Brazil held 2-2 by England
as Maracana reopens
RIO DE JANEIRO---Paulinho volleyed a late
equaliser for Brazil to draw 2-2 with England yesterday
and prevent the 2014 World Cup hosts from losing its
opening match at the revamped Maracana stadium.
After Fred put Brazil ahead in the 57th minute in Rio
de Janeiro, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wayne
Rooney put England in front with a pair of impressive
goals. But Paulinho's goal in the 82nd minute ensured
England would fail to replicate its victory over Brazil at
Wembley Stadium four months ago.
About 66,000 fans were in the Maracana, which has
undergone renovations worth an estimated $1 billion to
turn it into a 79,000-seat venue. The stadium will host
the final of the upcoming Confederations Cup and the
World Cup next year.
US beats second-string
WASHINGTON---Clint Dempsey scored twice in
the second half and moved into second place on the US
career scoring list, helping the Americans beat a
second-string Germany team 4-3 in a friendly
Preparing for three World Cup qualifiers in a 12-day
span beginning Friday, US coach Jurgen Klinsmann
watched the Americans take a 4-1 lead and hang on to
beat the team he helped win the 1990 World Cup as a
player and coached to the 2006 semifinals.
In a game commemorating the 100th anniversary of
the US Soccer Federation, Jozy Altidore scored his first
international goal in 1 1/2 years. The Americans took a
2-0 first-half lead following an own goal by Germany
goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who misjudged a
backpass from his own defense.
Livorno back in Serie A
after three years
LIVORNO---Livorno was promoted back into Serie A
after a three-year absence by beating Empoli 1-0 in the
second leg of the Serie B playoff final Sunday.
Brazilian forward Paulinho scored with a header in
the 32nd minute for the Tuscan squad.
The first leg ended 1-1. Sassuolo and Hellas Verona
were already promoted after winning Serie B and
finishing runner-up, respectively. The playoff for the last
spot involved the third- through sixth-place finishers in
the league. Brescia and Novara were eliminated in the
playoff semifinals. Livorno finished third in the Serie B
The 2013-14 Serie A season begins August 24-25.
Scott Hackshaw crushed Clint Singh 6-2, 6-3 to
win the Boys Under 16 Singles crown in the Lease
Operators Ltd Junior Tennis Tournament at the
Trinidad Country Club in Maraval yesterday.
Hackshaw was also a finalist in the Boys Under
14 category, having beaten Samir Elattwy 6-2, 6-2
in the semis, though his title clash with Che Andrews
had to be postponed because of rain.
Meanwhile, Adam Ramkissoon edged Samuel West
5-7, 6-1, 11-9 to take the Boys Under 12 crown and
Christopher Thorpe beat Nathan Valdez 5-4, 0-4,
10-3 in the Boys Under 10 final. In the race for the
Girls Under 12 title, Osenyonye Nwokolo battled to
a 4-2, 4-5, 10-4 win over Jade Tom Yew.
Emma Davis and Emma Rose Trestrail were set to
play in the Girls Under 14 final, having beat Anya
King and Cheyenne Chin Choy in straight sets respec-
Boys U-16 crown
BOYS UNDER 16 FINAL
Scott Hackshaw bt Clint
Singh 6-2, 6-3
BOYS UNDER 12 FINAL
Adam Ramkissoon bt
Samuel West 5-7, 6-1, 11-9
BOYS UNDER 10 FINAL
Christopher Thorpe bt
Nathan Valdez 5-4, 0-4,
GIRLS UNDER 12 FINAL
Osenyonye Nwokolo bt
Jade Tom Yew 4-2, 4-5,
GIRLS UNDER 14
Emma Davis bt Anya King
6-1, 6-4, Emma Rose
Trestrail bt Cheyenne Chin
Choy 6-1, 6-4
Mendez hails 'brilliant' T&T
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