Agboola Silverthorn

GOT THE WINNER: Agboola Silverthorn, seen in action for Trinidad and Tobago, scored against Exiles at the death to win the Senior Division KO title for Rainbow on Sunday. --Photo: Rugby Americas North (RAN)

SIMON NAVARRO kicked in 15 points and Harvard were held scoreless in the second half as Trinidad Northern recovered from a 12-point deficit to beat the Woodbrook squad 35-22 and claim the Marcus Minshall Cup, Saturday afternoon at the Queen’s Park Savannah.

Trailing 10-22 after the opening 40-minute period, Northern strangled Harvard’s offence and Navarro accounted for 10 of their 25 points in a brilliant second-half display, turning the game on its head to take the Premier Division knockout title in convincing fashion.

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After a day and a half of “intense discussion,” lead selector Roger Harper, fellow selector Miles Bascombe and new coach Phil Simmons gave fresh life to the international career of Lendl Simmons, rewarded Brandon King and Hayden Walsh Jr for performance and put Darren Bravo’s West Indies future on hold when they picked their first teams to face Afghanistan next month.

ARUN ROOPNARINE has reached the top of the national senior table tennis rankings for the very first time. The 22-year-old moved to No. 1 after being edged in the deciding fifth game to Shermar Britton in a classic final of the Trinbago Open Tournament just over a week ago at National Racquet Centre.

WILLIAM WALLACE, the Trinidad and Tobago men’s national team manager under former head-coach Stephen Hart, has been chosen as the United TTFA candidate to challenge incumbent David John-Williams at next month’s Trinidad and Tobago Football Association election.

HAVING only recently landed the Ministry of Sports Youth Leadership community group award, Nyron Jones heads to Wales this weekend in search of further knowledge.

With five games remaining for them each, times are getting desperate for both St Benedict’s College and Trinity College Moka. So when the two teams above cellar-placed St Mary’s College in the standings meet this afternoon in Premier Division action, three points will be like gold.