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 48-0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 
(5 March 2016)
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.

Jamaica is currently ranked at 84 in the IRB World rankings[1]

They are currently participating for the 2019 Rugby World Cup that will take place in Japan. They achieved their biggest win against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in March 2016.

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.[2]

Jamaica took part in qualifying for the 2003 Rugby World Cup. 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 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.

World Cup record[edit]

  • 1987 - Not invited
  • 1991 - 1999 - Did not enter
  • 2003 - 2015 - Did not qualify
  • 2019 - Qualifying stages

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jamaica at the IRB World Rankings
  2. ^ Bath, Richard, ed. (1997). Complete Book of Rugby. Seven Oaks Ltd. p. 78. ISBN 1-86200-013-1. 

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