Jamaica national rugby union team

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Jamaica
Union Jamaica Rugby Union
Coach(es) Conroy O'Malley
Team kit
First international
 Jamaica 3-6 Trinidad and Tobago 
(27 November 1960)
Largest win
 Jamaica 22-5 Bahamas 
(17 October 1998)
Largest defeat
 Jamaica 5-69 Trinidad and Tobago 
(12 October 1998)

The Jamaica national rugby union team represents Jamaica in the sport of rugby union. The team have thus far not qualified for a Rugby World Cup, but have participated in qualifying tournaments.

History[edit]

Jamaica played their first rugby international in 1960 in a match with Trinidad and Tobago, lost by 3-6.

Jamaica competes in the Caribbean Championship, a tournament which includes Antigua, Trinidad and Tobago, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, and Guyana.[1]

Jamaica took part in qualifying for the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia. They were knocked out of Round 1 (North) of the Americas tournaments by Trinidad and Tobago, losing 51 to 5. They attempted to qualify for the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France in June/July 2005. Jamaica drew their first game 10-all against Bermuda, but lost the second match against the Cayman Islands 8-18. They won their last game 5-3 over the Bahamas, and finished third in the group.

Jamaica entered the 2011 Rugby World Cup qualifyings, but lost to Guyana by 10-3 and were once again knocked out of the competition.

Jamaica is currently ranked at 84 in the IRB World rankings[2]

World Cup record[edit]

  • 1987 - Not invited
  • 1991 - 1999 - Did not enter
  • 2003 - 2011 - Did not qualify

Current Squad[edit]

Squad to 2012 NACRA Championship 23 June, 2012 [3]

Squad

  • Romaine Campbell
  • Robert Johnson
  • Sandino Hastings
  • Kemar Catwell
  • Edgar Herbine
  • Omar Jones
  • Crisdan Grayson
  • Carlyle Burger (c)
  • Andrew Hylton
  • Nicholas Pusey
  • Renaldo Wade
  • Tyrone Rowe
  • Donald Walters
  • Ryan Grant
  • Joseph Shae
 

Substitutes

  • Dervon Balfour
  • Rahmone Goldbourne
  • Alessandro Allen
  • Mohenjo Thompson
  • Hubert Thomas
  • Kenneth Walker
  • Claude Yen


Current Sevens Squad

  • Conan Osborne
  • Tom Ballaster (c)
  • Schlid
  • Big G-y James Buchanan
  • Relationship Rob
  • Curious George
  • Ed 'Shuttle' Suttle
  • Seth 'The Peach' Peachey
  • Dougie 'The Dwarf' Major
  • Josh 'Fat Kurtley Beale' Doonan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bath, Richard, ed. (1997). Complete Book of Rugby. Seven Oaks Ltd. p. 78. ISBN 1-86200-013-1. 
  2. ^ Jamaica at the IRB World Rankings
  3. ^ http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/matches/match=12495/index.html

External links[edit]

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