Jamaica national rugby league team

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Jamaica
Badge of Jamaica team
Team information
Nickname Nomads, Reggae Rugby, Reggae Warriors
Governing body Jamaica Rugby League Association
Region Europe
Head coach Romeo Monteith
Captain Andre Reid
Most caps Tyrone Rowe (10)
Top try-scorer Wayne Reittie (6)
Top point-scorer Jymel Coleman (26)
Home stadium Independence Park
RLIF ranking 16th
Team results
First international
 United States 37–22 Jamaica 
(Jacksonville, Florida, US; 14 November 2009)
Biggest win
Jamaica  68-16  Ireland
(Bray, Ireland; 16 October 2016)
Biggest defeat
 United States 54-4 Jamaica 
(Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, US; 23 July 2016)

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.

In 2015 Jamaica aimed to revive their 2011 disappointment and succeed Americas qualification in order to qualify for their first ever World Cup in 2017 but were ultimately unsuccessful.

All-time Results Record[edit]

Team First Played Played Win Draw Loss  % Last meeting
 Canada 2010 8 2 1 5 14% 2017
 France 2017 0 0 0 0 0% n/a
 Ireland 2016 1 1 0 0 100% 2016
 South Africa 2011 1 1 0 0 100% 2011
 United States 2009 6 0 0 6 0% 2017
 Wales 2016 1 0 1 0 0% 2016
Date Home Score Away Competition Venue Attendance
14 November 2009  United States 37–22  Jamaica 2009 Atlantic Cup[2] United States Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville 3,500
16 November 2010  United States 36–26  Jamaica 2010 Atlantic Cup[3][4] United States Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville 500
18 November 2010  Canada 12–32  Jamaica United States Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville 800
31 July 2011  Canada 40–10  Jamaica Caribbean Carnival Cup[5] Canada Fletcher's Field, Ontario 1,500
19 October 2011  South Africa 6–20  Jamaica 2013 Rugby League World Cup qualifying[6][7] United States Campbell's Field, New Jersey
23 October 2011  United States 40–4  Jamaica United States Campbell's Field, New Jersey 800
21 July 2012  Canada 18–12  Jamaica Caribbean Carnival Cup[8] Canada Lamport Stadium, Toronto 4,630
20 July 2013  Canada 38–14  Jamaica Caribbean Carnival Cup[9] Canada Lamport Stadium, Toronto 5,700
19 July 2014  Canada 24–20  Jamaica Caribbean Carnival Cup[10] Canada Lamport Stadium, Toronto 3,129
4 December 2015  United States 20–14  Jamaica 2017 Rugby League World Cup qualifying[11][12] United States Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville
8 December 2015  Canada 18–18  Jamaica United States Spec Martin Stadium, DeLand
16 July 2016  Canada 38–2  Jamaica 2016 America's Cup[13][14] United States Falls Township Park, Levittown
23 July 2016  United States 54–4  Jamaica United States AA Garthwaite Stadium, Conshohocken
16 October 2016  Ireland 16–68  Jamaica Friendly[15] Republic of Ireland Carlisle Grounds, Bray
21 October 2016  Wales 16–16  Jamaica Friendly[16] England Belle Vue, Wakefield 1,378
22 July 2017  United States 48–6  Jamaica 2017 America's Cup[17][18] United States Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville n/a
29 August 2017  Jamaica 28–14  Canada Jamaica UWI Mona Bowl, Jamaica 1,500
13 October 2017  France  Jamaica Friendly France Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan
Official Rankings as of May 2017[19]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Same position  Australia
2  New Zealand
3  England
4  Scotland
5  Samoa
6  France
7 Rise  Ireland
8 Fall  Fiji
9 Same position  Wales
10  United States
11 Rise  Tonga
12 Fall  Serbia
13  Canada
14  Italy
15 Same position  Papua New Guinea
16  Russia
17  Jamaica
18  Belgium
19 Rise  Malta
20 Fall  Spain
21 Same position  Lebanon
22  Ukraine
23  Germany
24 Rise  Cook Islands
25 Fall  Czech Republic
26 Same position  Norway
27  Denmark
28  Greece
29  Sweden
30  Netherlands
31 Rise  Niue
32 Fall  South Africa
33 Rise  Hungary
34 Fall  Philippines
35 New entry  Thailand
36 Fall  Chile
37  Vanuatu
38 Rise  El Salvador
39 Fall  Latvia
40 Rise  Solomon Islands
41 New entry  Uruguay
42 Fall  Morocco

2016 squad[edit]

[20]

2016 Jamaica Squad
First team squad Coaching staff
Manager


Assistant coaches


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


Notable players that have played for Jamaica[edit]

[21]


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