Jamaica national rugby league team

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Jamaica
Badge of Jamaica team
Nickname Nomads, Reggae Rugby, Reggae Warriors
Governing body Jamaica Rugby League Association
Region Caribbean
Head coach Romeo Monteith
Captain Andre Reid
Most caps Jamaine Wray (5)
Top try-scorer Wayne Reittie (4)
Top point-scorer Paul White (20)
Home stadium Independence Park
RLIF ranking 24th
First international
 United States 37–22 Jamaica 
(Jacksonville, Florida, US; 14 November 2009)
Biggest win
Jamaica  32–12  Canada
(Jacksonville, Florida, US; 18 November 2010)
Biggest defeat
 United States 40–4 Jamaica 
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US; 23 October 2011)

The Jamaica national rugby league team represents Jamaica in international rugby league football tournaments. The team are new, and made their full international debut at the 2009 Atlantic Cup in Jacksonville, Florida, playing against the USA. Prior to this they had played matches against touring sides from England and Australia. The team plays in yellow jerseys with green shorts and green socks. It is largely made up of players from the Jamaican domestic competition and heritage players from the English leagues.

History[edit]

In July 2004 the Jamaica Rugby League Association was born. In 2005 a domestic competition was formed featuring four teams (Duhaney Park Sharks, Vauxhall Vultures, Jamaica Defence Force and Olympic Angels), and in 2006 a representative side was selected for the first time to play against a touring side from the West Yorkshire Police.

An Intercollegiate competition was launched in 2010 and now features six Universities and Colleges (University of the West Indies, University of Technology, Mico University College, Portmore Community College, GC Foster College and Excelsior Community College). There is also a thriving junior program with a number of High Schools and Primary Schools playing the sport. There is also a Division 2 competition featuring.

Jamaica played their first full international game against the United States national side in Jacksonville, Florida in the 2009 Atlantic Cup. In October that year, Jamaica got their first victory at international level against Canada as part of the 2010 Atlantic Cup.[1]

In 2011 Jamaica entered the Rugby League World Cup for the first time as they contested the 2013 Rugby League World Cup qualifying Atlantic section, they failed to qualify after defeating South Africa and losing to the United States.

All-time Results Record[edit]

Team First Played Played Win Draw Loss Points for Points against Last meeting
 United States 2009 3 0 0 3 52 113 2011
 Canada 2010 5 1 0 4 88 132 2014
 South Africa 2011 1 1 0 0 20 6 2011
Year Date Result Venue City Crowd Competition
2014 19 July Canada def. Jamaica 24-20 Lamport Stadium Toronto 3,129 Caribbean Carnival Cup[2]
2013 20 July Canada def. Jamaica 38-14 Lamport Stadium Toronto 5,700 Caribbean Carnival Cup[3]
2012 21 July Canada def. Jamaica 18-12 Lamport Stadium Toronto 4,630 Caribbean Carnival Cup[4]
2011 23 October USA def. Jamaica 40–4 Campbell's Field New Jersey 800 2013 Rugby League World Cup qualifying[5]
2011 19 October Jamaica def. South Africa 20–6 Campbell's Field New Jersey 2013 Rugby League World Cup qualifying[6]
2011 31 July Canada def. Jamaica 40–10 Fletcher's Fields Markham, Ontario 1,500 Caribbean Carnival Cup[7]
2010 18 November Jamaica def. Canada 32–12 Hodges Field Jacksonville 800 2010 Atlantic Cup[8]
2010 16 November USA def. Jamaica 36–26 Hodges Field Jacksonville 500 2010 Atlantic Cup[9]
2009 14 November USA def. Jamaica 37–22 Hodges Field Jacksonville 3,500 2009 Atlantic Cup[10]
Official Rankings as of December 2014[11]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Steady  Australia 984.00
2  New Zealand 884.00
3  England 485.00
4 Increase  Samoa 316.00
5 Decrease  France 215.00
6  Fiji 184.00
7 Increase  Ireland 154.00
8  Scotland 123.00
9 Decrease  Wales 122.00
10  United States 119.00
11  Papua New Guinea 112.00
12 Steady  Italy 79.00
13 Increase  Serbia 49.00
14  Canada 49.00
15 Decrease  Russia 45.00
16  Tonga 32.00
17  Cook Islands 31.00
18 Steady  Germany 27.00
19  Norway 22.00
20  Ukraine 21.00
21  Lebanon 19.00
22  Belgium 19.00
23 Increase  Greece 19.00
24 Decrease  Malta 18.00
25 Steady  Netherlands 14.00
26 Increase  Denmark 13.00
27 Decrease  Jamaica 11.00
28 Steady  Spain 9.00
29 Increase  Czech Republic 7.00
30  Sweden 7.00
31 Decrease  South Africa 4.00
32 Increase  Hungary 2.00
33 Decrease  Latvia 0.00
34 Steady  Morocco 0.00


2011 squad[edit]

[12]

2011 Jamaica Squad
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain


Notable players that have played for Jamaica[edit]

Notable players of Jamaican Heritage[edit]

See also[edit]

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