Rugby: Cable & Wireless Island Nations Cup Seychelles beat Madagascar to stretch winning streak |20 September 2022
Seyboks take lead with win over Barbarians
Team Seychelles have stretched their unbeaten run to four with wins in as many matches played in the ongoing Cable & Wireless Island Nations Cup, following their 8-4 win over Madagascar on Saturday at Stad Popiler, while Seyboks are now leading the league table after defeating Barbarians 19-10.
Seychelles have so far gathered 12 points from four wins, but based on bonus points awarded for winning matches by more than seven tries, or losing by less than two tries, Seyboks, who have collected three wins and one defeat in four matches played, are presently leading on 13 points.
The four teams presently battling for the cup are Seyboks (made up South African expatriates), Madagascar (made up of Malagasy expatriates), Seychelles (made up of locals) and the International Barbarians featuring all other nationalities presently residing, or working in Seychelles.
Prior to the matches on Saturday, two minutes of silence were observed, firstly to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and secondly for the passing of the mother of one the Seychelles Rugby Union (SRU) members.
Against Madagascar, Charles de Clarisse scored three points for Seychelles, with Bradley Jardine chipping in another two, while Ryan Mondon, Liam Weber and Siguy Marie scored one apiece.
As for Madagascar, it was Benjamin and Hasina who scored two goals each.
In the 19-10 win over the Barbarians, Hendrik Jan Moska scored nine points for Seyboks, while Cruz Abrosie got three, with Tyronne Abrosie and François Van Niekerk chipping two apiece, Etienne Venter and Ricky Scholz contributed one goal each for Seyboks.
Holly Sampson, Dale Hampson, Jesse Muthoka, Guy Parsley and Marc Legendre each scored two goals for the Barbarians.
Seyboks’ Hendrik Jan Mosca is presently leading the tries table with 13, ahead of Seychelles’ Fred Hypolite, Seyboks’ Johannes Hanekom and Dale Hampson who have all scored seven each.