SEVEN WEEKS after their victory at the conventional 15-man game, in which Trinidad and Tobago were crowned North American and Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) champions, the TT Sevens squad suffered at the shorter format, beaten in all their matches at the NACRA Sevens in the United States last weekend.
The Olympic qualification hopes for the TT men were dashed as they failed to win a single game in Pool ‘B’ of the regional playoffs in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The TT men were beaten by Canada, the Cayman Islands, Guyana and the Bahamas, finishing at the bottom of the five-team pool without a point.
While individual match results have not been made available, TT scored a total of 24 points but conceded 96.
The US won the playoff and qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, while runners-up Canada will have another chance to qualify.
As reported in the Newsday yesterday, the TT Women finished third in their tournament and will have another opportunity to qualify for the Olympic Sevens in Rio.