Rugby League Jamaica successfully concluded its 8 team National Division 2 competition with the playing of the finals on Saturday January 28th at the UWI Mona Bowl.
Commenting on the competition that is coming back from on a 2-year hiatus due to Covid-19, Director of Rugby, Romeo Monteith said, “We weren’t sure how the teams would react to the competition’s relaunch, but it has been brilliant. We have lots of players new to the game involved playing alongside veterans willing to show them the way. The season was extremely competitive, and we had a few upsets along the way that made it very interesting. It’s a good platform senior men’s rugby league to build on for 2023.”
In the finals, played on Saturday January 28, Duhaney Park Firestorms defeated the Washington Blvd Bulls 33-22 in a closely contested match.For the Firestorms, six players scored tries: Kenneth Walker, Chevaughn Carter, Adrian Thomas, Owen Linton, Akeem Murray, and Jenson Morris. Javian Bryan kicked three goals and Joseph Shae added another, while Chevaughn Bailey also contributed with a drop goal.
The Bulls, who initially took the lead, scored four tries through Anthoney Findlay, Karllone Batten, and Julius Reid, Lawrence Drummond added another plus kicked a conversion. while Oshane Eddie closed out their account with four points from two goals.
In the third-place game, the West Kington Hyenas narrowly defeated the CMU Spartans 24-18.