<em><strong>Playing as forward for the tournament-winning 'West Indies Development Side', young Bahamian forward, Andrew Bain shone in an event that saw them playing 9 games over two days.</strong></em>
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Although he picked up a minor injury in game 6, causing him to miss games 7 &amp; 8, Andrew was able to take the field for the final in which he scored a try and created another.

So impressed was head coach Joe Whipple, that he has invited Andrew to a 3 month intensive training programme in Barbados after which he hopes that Bain will be ready to compete for the West indies team in the prestigious Hong Kong Sevens in March 2009.

Strength and pace are crucial to Andrew's game and as long as he can stay fit and focussed, there is no reason why the 20-year-old cannot go all the way in the sport of Rugby Union.

<em>Congratulations Andrew, we all wish you well.</em>

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WI ruggermen four in a row

Defending champions West Indies Rugby Union (WIRU) Development team made it four in a row in Sunday beating Guadeloupe 19-7 to win the Carib International Rugby Sevens title and move within one title of Border Reivers of Scotland who have won the tournament an unprecedented five times.

Playing at the St Mary’s Grounds, St Clair, WIRU scored three tries, two of which were converted and remained steadfast in defence limiting their rivals to just one try and a conversion.

WIRU had earlier ousted local club Caribs from the title match 12-5 and placed first in Group B with a flawless record dismantling Barbados 15- 0, Rainbow II 24-0 and Defence Force 38-5. Guadeloupe defeated US-based team Atlantis 12-7 in the semis topping Group A with three wins.

Stag Trinidad Northern won the Men’s Bowl crushing The Saints 31-7 in the final. Northern had five tries and three conversions storming to victory against their opponents who could only muster a try and a conversion.

Northern were equally ruthless in the semis, hammering the British Virgin Islands 43-0 while The Saints edged Harvard 26-21.

Meanwhile, Guyana All Stars stopped Atlantis RFC from completing a hat-trick of titles in the Women’s category with an impressive 29-5 victory.

Atlantis RFC looked to be on course for their sixth title and third consecutively when they progressed to the final but the Guyana women had other ideas. The speed and quick passing of the Guyana All Stars proved decisive as they romped to victory courtesy five tries and two conversions. Atlantis managed just one try in their losing effort.

Royalians Women defeated Aranguez Romans 7-3 to claim third place scoring a try and a conversion while their opponents scored a penalty. Undertakers finished fifth in the competition beating Barbados Women 12-10 in the fifth/sixth playoff.

Rainbow Sports and Cultural Club continued their success this season with their Under-19 team whipping Harvard 24-5 to retain their Sevens Under-19 title. The Rainbow youngsters scored four tries and converted two while Harvard had a one try.

Gavyn Nero was in inspirational form for Fatima College scoring a try as they shut out International School of Port of Spain (ISPS) 15-0 to win the Schools Under-17 crown. ISPS returned the favour in the Schools Under-14 final beating Fatima College 14-0 to ensure their school did not leave the Sevens tournament empty-handed.

Source: <a href="http://www.newsday.co.tt/sport/0,91436.html">T&amp;T News Day</a>