The Bahamas Rugby Football Union (BRFU) will be hosting a national rugby trials match this Saturday, starting at 3 p.m, at the Winton Rugby Pitch.
At the trials, a total of 48 players will vie for 22 spots on the national team, which will be chosen to play against Jamaica on April 25 in Kingston, Jamaica.
That game in April will be a qualifying match for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
The 48 players will be split into two teams – Team Blue and Team Gold.
Director of BRFU Matthew Williams said he has been impressed by the players trying out for the team.
“The players have been working very hard in Nassau and Freeport over the past month and I look forward to seeing what these guys can do this weekend in what I believe will be a fantastic showing of rugby in The Bahamas,” Williams said.
Coaching Team Blue will be Josh Purcell, and Team Gold will be coached by Mark Davies.
Representing Team Blue will be Charles Smith, Justin Cartwright, Andrew Hindley, Julian Laing, Sheen Newbold, Alex Storr, Dan Woodside, James Farrington, Sammy Collie Jr., Kevin Charlton, Dawayne Deveaux, Sean Albury, Kevin Deveaux, Darzhon Rolle, Jamaal Curry Bench, Ashley Roberts, Armard Carlos, Connor Albury, Ronnie Monroy, Mark Hammerton, Jamaal Brown and Patrick Arthur.
Playing for Team Gold will be Frank Brown, Kwmae Garland, Charles Greene, Wilfred Ferguson, Adam Waterhouse, Justin Lewis, Levar Boyd, Nick Vonaberdhl, Ramol Comarcho, Spencer Graham, Blair Smith, Jethro Bullard, Duran Beadle, Michael Watkins, Jordan Isaacs Bench, Anthony Thompson, Jerard Nixon, Brian Baker, Treyvon Henfield, Taj Smith, Daquan Blyden and Glynn Josey.
The 2023 Rugby World Cup will be held in France, set for September 8 to October 21, that year.