In conjunction with the International Rugby Board, the organising committee for the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games(CYG) has announced the pool draws for the Rugby 7s competition, which will take place over two days with late afternoon/evening sessions on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 of September.
Trinidad and Tobago has been drawn in Pool B against some tough opposition. The junior Calypso Warriors will face South Africa, England, and Sri Lanka. Australia, Canada and Youth Games hosts the Isle of Man will battle for the medal places in Pool A.
Speaking about the draw, T&T CYG rugby 7s team manager Rudolph Jack said: “In an eight team draw at this level there will be no place to hide. To play South Africa and England, two of the biggest names in world rugby will be quite an experience for my players. Sri Lanka, from what I have read cannot be taken lightly. I’m confident in the squad of players going to Isle of Man, and I know we’ll give a good account of ourselves during the competition. The main thing for me is that the boys enjoy and learn something from the competition which will serve them well in the future.”
The venue for the Rugby 7s events will be the National Sports Centre (NSC), based approximately 1.5 miles (2.4km) from the Games Village on Douglas Promenade .
Matches at the newly refurbished 3,000 seat floodlit stadium at The National Sports Centre will be played on a 3G synthetic pitch fully approved by the IRB (Regulation 22).
The Commonwealth Youth Games is for young athletes aged between 16 and 18 years.
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