The fairytale run for the Guyana’s National rugby team, Green Machine, in its bid to qualify for the 2019 World Cup in Japan, ended on Saturday when they lost 32-3 to hosts Mexico in the final of the Rugby Americas North (RAN) 15s Championship.
Both teams would have entered this match full of confidence, having comfortably defeated their previous opponents and the game was billed to be a close encounter.
That was not case as, the Las Serpientes ran rampant on the Green Machine in the second half, ripping away at the Guyanese defence to score 22 points.
Guyana’s Ryan Gonsalves gave Guyana their first and only three points with a penalty kick from inside the Mexican’s half.
Gonslaves had another chance from the same range in the 10 minute but sent his shot inches wide of goal. Mexico eventually equalized in the 23rd minute and from then it was all about the dominance of the home side.
Mexico, who are ranked 55 in the world, below 47th place Guyana will now make some leaps up the points table while the possibility lies Guyana may slip from their position.
Mexico will now face the South American B Championship winner in November.