Jamaica: 10
United States: 14

  • Kamarine Williams (15),
  • Daniel Graham (22),
  • Tahj-Jay Lynch (50),
  • Tahj-Jay Lynch (77),
  • Kenneth Walker (80)
United States:
  • Malcolm Webb (30),
  • Kyle Granby (37),
  • Kyle Granby (39),
  • Kyle Granby (42),
  • Joe Eichner (60),
  • Ryan Bannerot (71)

  • Ryan Grant (1/2),
  • Chevaughn Bailey (1/2),
  • Adrian Hall (1/1)
United States:
  • Mason McCrory (1/4),
  • Kyle Granby (2/2)

  • Andrew Simpson,
  • Kamarine Williams,
  • Ryan Grant,
  • Tahj-Jay Lynch,
  • Kenneth Walker,
  • Chevaughn Bailey,
  • Marvin Thompson,
  • Owen Linton,
  • Adrian Hall,
  • Omar Jones,
  • Kevin Thomas,
  • Reinhardo Richards,
  • Daniel Graham.
  • Subs: Akeem Murray,
  • Kile Nembhard,
  • Hakeem Richards,
  • Oshane Edie
United States:
  • David Washington,
  • James Williams,
  • Jason Martin,
  • Kyle Granby,
  • Urban Iyo,
  • Ryan Bannerot,
  • Peter Lupton,
  • Tevita Bryce,
  • Mason McCrory,
  • Malcolm Webb,
  • Wes Piggins,
  • Sean Hunt,
  • Joe Eichner.
  • Subs: Matt Finnesy,
  • Ethan Ferrick,
  • Gunnar Johnson,
  • Bart Longchamp

Match report

Despite two late tries for Jamaica, from Tahj-Jay Lynch – his second – and Kenneth Walker, it was not enough as they went down 30-26 to USA in a men’s senior international at the Mona Bowl, University of West Indies in Kingston.

In 85-degree heat, the Reggae Warriors led 10-0 early on despite having less possession but the Hawks hit back to be ahead 14-10 at the break, Brooklyn Kings centre Kyle Granby with two of his three tries in the lead up to half time.

Granby, who also kicked two goals, completed a genuine, five-minute hat trick just after the restart, veteran loose forward Joe Eichhner crossing on the hour mark. USA skipper, Peter Lupton, commented: “It was back and forth and we had to deal with some big players, it was tough from start to finish. We only had one session ahead of the game, with the players working on their own fitness. It’s been a good turnaround and a win for us but definitely a success for both sides. I was surprised with the size of the crowd and the support they gave to the Jamaican side. It was a great experience!”

The hosts lost Andrew Simpson in the first half and Kevin Thomas in the second to injury, limiting their bench. Lead head coach, Roy Calvert, said: “I want to thank the Hawks for visiting Jamaica, we had a great turnout of supporters and today will have showcased us to potential sponsors and volunteers, raising our profile here. It was a fantastic occasion despite the narrow loss. We’re 1-1 now for games between the nations played here in Jamaica and are looking forward to the next one.”