Mexico national rugby union team

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Mexico
Mexico snakes.png
Union Federación Mexicana de Rugby
Nickname(s) Serpientes (Snakes)
Coach(es) Mexico Simon Pierre
Captain(s) Juan Pablo Andrade
Team kit
Change kit
First international
 Mexico 46 - 12 Colombia 
(7 June 1996)
Largest win
 Mexico 96 - 0 Turks and Caicos Islands 
(28 June 2014)
Largest defeat
 Bermuda 26 - 7 Mexico 
(5 June 2011)
World Cup
Appearances 0

The Mexican national rugby union team represents Mexico in international rugby union competitions. Mexico entered the IRB International Rankings in March 2012, ranked initially in joint 71st place with other new entrants Pakistan and the Philippines.

2015 Rugby World Cup qualifying[edit]

A record crowd for a Rugby match in Mexico saw the home team dispatch Jamaica 68-14 in Mexico City to open their NACRA Caribbean Championship account with a victory in a match that also doubled as the opening Rugby World Cup 2015 qualification match at the Universidad Iberoamericana football grounds. The home side kept their hopes alive of progressing to face the winners of the CONSUR B tournament in the South American region in the next phase of qualifying with an excellent display of pace, power and execution, running in nine tries in front of more than 2,000 vociferous fans.[1]

2011 Rugby World Cup qualifying[edit]

Mexico's first official test match, and first participation in Rugby World Cup qualifying, was in March 2008. In that match, Mexico secured a 47-7 victory over Saint Vincent and the Grenadines national rugby union team in 2011 Rugby World Cup qualifying. Mexico's record in qualifying was 2-2, finishing 6th place in Round 1A of the Americas qualification zone.

Record[edit]

Overall Record[edit]

Updated to 30 June 2014.

Team Mat Won Lost Draw  % For Aga Diff
 Bahamas 3 1 2 0 33.33 62 58 +4
 Barbados 1 0 1 0 0.00 20 21 -1
 Bermuda 2 1 1 0 50.00 63 35 +28
 Brazil 2 0 2 0 0.00 19 126 -107
 Cayman Islands 6 2 4 0 33.33 92 119 -27
 Colombia 1 0 0 1 50.00 10 10 0
 Jamaica 2 2 0 0 100.00 102 22 +80
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 1 0 0 100.00 47 7 +40
 Turks and Caicos Islands 1 1 0 0 100.00 96 0 +96
 USA South 1 0 1 0 0.00 23 50 -27
Total 20 8 11 1 42.5 534 448 +86

Current squad[edit]

Mexico squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup qualification match against Cayman Islands.[2]

Backs
Player
Position
Club
Juan Pablo Andrade (c)
Scrum-half
Mexico Jaguars RFC
Gerardo Gutierrez
Scrum-half
Mexico Lobos Ibero
Bruno Rodriguez
Scrum-half
Mexico Black Thunder RFC
Miguel Carner
Fly-half
Mexico Black Thunder RFC
Lucas Collavizza
Fly-half
Mexico Guadalajara Lobos RC
Christian Henning
Centre
Mexico Black Thunder RFC
Paul Pagano
Centre
Mexico Wallabies RFC
Ricardo Riveros
Centre
Mexico ITESO
Carlos Susarrey
Centre
Mexico Guadalajara Lobos RC
Alan Acevedo
Wing
Mexico Pumas UNAM
Alejandro Chavez
Wing
Mexico Tazmania RC
Gerardo Hernández Gil
Wing
Mexico Templar RFC
Victor Oliva
Wing
Mexico Universidad de Celaya
Sammie Gythu
Fullback
Mexico RC Rhinos Guadalajara
Pascal Nadaud
Fullback
Mexico Black Thunder RFC
Forwards
Player
Position
Club
Juan Manuel Ceja
Hooker
Mexico Templar RFC
Carlos Prieto
Hooker
Mexico Black Thunder RFC
Max Douek
Prop
Mexico Tazmania RC
Antonio Gil Hernandez
Prop
Mexico Templar RFC
Luis Hernandez
Prop
Mexico UNAM Pumas
Patrick Jouan
Prop
Mexico Wallabies RFC
Erick Castillo
Lock
Mexico Jaguars RFC
Fharid Samano
Lock
Mexico Monterrey Cumiyais RC
Gonzalo Taddei
Lock
Mexico Wallabies RFC
Roberto Calderon
Flanker
Mexico Guadalajara Lobos RC
Juan Carlos Castaneda
Flanker
Mexico Jaguars RFC
Fernando Herrejon
Flanker
Mexico Black Thunder RFC
Pablo Pinedo
Flanker
Mexico Jaguars RFC
Luis Rosete
Flanker
Mexico Black Thunder RFC
Simon Pierre
Number eight
Mexico Tazmania RC

References[edit]

  1. ^ IRB, Mexico off to flyer in RWC 2105 qualifying, http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/news/newsid=2061635.html#mexico+flyer+rwc+2015+qualifying
  2. ^ "Third Concentration of Serpents". <Mexican Rugby Federation. 2012-04-28. 

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