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Rugby: Cable & Wireless Island Nations Cup |25 May 2023

Rugby: Cable & Wireless Island Nations Cup

Jean-Roland and the Sharks are leading the table on maximum 12 points

Sharks still on top after four wins out of four matches

After the fourth round of matches of the first leg of the series, Sharks are still leading the ranking in the Cable & Wireless Island Nations Cup league, having collected maximum points from four matches played.

Sharks have so far collected eight points from four wins in as many matches, with their latest victory being over Snapper on Saturday, during day four of the competition hosted by the Seychelles Rugby Union, at Stad Popiler. They beat Snapper 75-12.

Sharks have scored a total of 165 points, while conceding only 41.

The Flying Foxes are presently second overall on nine points from three wins and a single defeat, registering their third victories on Saturday, defeating Pirates 46-22.

Flying Foxes have scored 157 points and conceded 99.

Saturday’s defeat against Sharks has helped Snappers to finish fifth overall on six points from two victories and two defeats so far in the league.

They have scored 153 points and conceded 181.

With a single win and three defeats, Pirates are presently fourth in the ranking, having collected three points, similar statistics to fifth-placed Black Parrots, and sixth-placed Marlins.

Pirates, however, boast a superior goal difference – 78 for and 120 against – compared to Black Parrots’– 110 for and 157 against – and Marlins  who have 84 for and 149 against.

Round five of the series will take place on Saturday at Stad Popiler where Sharks will play Marlins at 4pm, Snappers will meet Pirates at 5pm, before Black Parrots and Flying Foxes conclude day five at 6pm.


Roland Duval




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