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Photo: Marlon Nunes of CMU carries the ball into Contact against UTech

The 10th Intercollegiate rugby league Championship will kick off on Thursday, January 23, with 6 of Jamaica’s premiere colleges and universities partaking.

Photo: Marlon Nunes of CMU carries the ball into Contact against UTech

The 10th Intercollegiate rugby league Championship will kick off on Thursday, January 23, with 6 of Jamaica’s premiere colleges and universities partaking.

Defending champions Excelsior Community College will battle fellow tertiary institutions GC Foster College, The Mico University College, The University of the West Indies, University of Technology and runners-up from last year, Caribbean Maritime University.

The format of the competition remains the same with all teams will playing each other twice over 10 rounds.  The top four will battle in the Semi-Finals scheduled for Saturday, April 11. The Grand Finals and Third Place will take place on Saturday, April 18.

Champions Exed Eagles will look to the leadership of national hooker Akeem Murray to guide them to a title defence, meanwhile, hard running utility Orlando Messado should feature heavily for last year’s beaten finalist, CMU Spartans as they seek to go one better. UTech Knights could be the dark horse of the competition as JRLA player of the year and prolific national try scorer Jenson Morris returns. Former four time champions Mico Crocs, still in rebuilding mode, will need former St. Catherine High playmaker Kwame Blake firing on all cylinders to avoid missing their second semi-finals in 10 years.  GC Foster Lions will look to diminutive half-back Devon Coke lead them to another title while UWI Pelicans will look to upset the apple cart behind the guile of national play maker Adrian Hall.

Intercol rugby league coordinator Marvin Thompson sees another exciting season in the making but would love to see corporate Jamaica support the competition:

“Last year featured some classic match ups and we expect the same this season, Exed and CMU have set the new standard for the competition but the other teams have shown that they are right up there as well. There are plenty national players in this competition and with places to next year’s Rugby League World Cup on the line, we can expect a very competitive season. The only the missing is a title sponsor for one of Jamaica’s best competitions.”

INTERCOL Rugby League 13s National Championship 2020

Teams:  UTECH KNIGHTS, MICO CROCS, GCF LIONS, EXED EGLES, CMU SPARTANS, UWI PELICANS

DATE

ROUND

HOME

SCORE

 

SCORE

AWAY

VENUE

TIME

REFEREE

                 

 

Thur Jan 23

1

GCF

 

v

 

MICO

GCF

3:30pm

Nickoli Christy

Sat Jan 25

1

EXED

 

v

 

CMU

EXED

3:30pm

Peter Tapper

Sat Jan 25

1

UTECH

 

v

 

UWI

UTECH

3:30pm

Lionel Wallace

   

 

     

 

     

Sat Feb 1

2

CMU

 

v

 

UTECH

UWI

2:00pm

Peter Tapper

Sat Feb 1

2

UWI

 

v

 

MICO

UWI

3:30pm

Kemoy Whyte

Sat Feb 1

2

EXED

 

v

 

GCF

EXED

3:30pm

Lionel Wallace

                   
   

 

     

 

     

Thur Feb 6

3

CMU

 

v

 

UWI

Breezy Castle

3:30pm

Nickoli Christy

Sat Feb 8

3

MICO

 

v

 

EXED

UTECH

2:00pm

Dario Dowie

Sat Feb 8

3

UTECH

 

v

 

GCF

UTECH

3:30pm

Kemoy Whyte

   

 

     

 

     

Sat Feb 15

4

CMU

 

v

 

GCF

UTECH

2:00pm

Peter Tapper

Sat Feb 15

4

EXED

 

v

 

UWI

EXED

3:30pm

Dario Dowie

Sat Feb 15

4

UTECH

 

v

 

MICO

UTECH

3:30pm

Nickoli Christy

   

 

     

 

     

Thur Feb 20

5

CMU

 

v

 

MICO

Breezy Castle

3:30pm

Nickoli Christy

Sat Feb 22

5

EXED

 

v

 

UTECH

EXED

3:30pm

Peter Tapper

Sat Feb 22

5

UWI

 

v

 

GCF

UWI

3:30pm

Lionel Wallace

   

 

     

 

     

Thur Feb 27

6

UWI

 

v

 

UTECH

UWI

3:30pm

Dario Dowie

Sat Feb 29

6

CMU

 

v

 

EXED

GCF

2:00pm

Lionel Wallace

Sat Feb 29

6

MICO

 

v

 

GCF

GCF

3:30pm

Kemoy Whyte

   

 

     

 

     

Sat Mar 7

7

MICO

 

v

 

UWI

UWI

3:30pm

Peter Tapper

Sat Mar 7

7

GCF

 

v

 

EXED

GCF

3:30pm

Kemoy Whyte

Sat Mar 7

7

UTECH

 

v

 

CMU

UTECH

3:30pm

Dario Dowie

   

 

     

 

     

Thur Mar 12

8

UWI

 

v

 

CMU

UWI

3:30pm

Nickoli Christy

Sat Mar 14

8

EXED

 

v

 

MICO

EXED

3:30pm

Peter Tapper

Sat Mar 14

8

GCF

 

v

 

UTECH

GCF

3:30pm

Kemoy Whyte

   

 

     

 

     

Thur Mar 19

9

MICO

 

v

 

UTECH

UTECH

3:30pm

Nickoli Christy

Sat Mar 21

9

GCF

 

v

 

CMU

GCF

3:30pm

Dario Dowie

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