Mexico national rugby union team
|Union||Federación Mexicana de Rugby|
|Captain(s)||Juan Pablo Andrade|
| Mexico 18 - 22 Cayman Islands
Mexico 46 - 12 Colombia
(7 June 1996)
| Mexico 96 - 0 Turks and Caicos Islands
(28 June 2014)
| Brazil 76 - 5 Mexico
(20 April 2013)
The Mexico national rugby union team represents Mexico in international rugby union competitions. Mexico entered the World Rugby Rankings in March 2012, ranked initially in joint 71st place with other new entrants Pakistan and the Philippines.
Mexico is one of the newest members of World Rugby, having only been participating consistently in international rugby since the late 2000s; before, the team only played 6 games, including 2 that are not capped by the FMR. Mexico also fields a rugby sevens team, as well as female teams in both the main union game and the 7s.
2011 Rugby World Cup qualifying
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 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.
2015 Rugby World Cup qualifying
A record crowd for a rugby match in Mexico saw the home team dispatch Jamaica 68-14 in Mexico City in front of more than 2,000 vociferous fans 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, with Mexico running in nine tries. However, Mexico lost its next qualifying match against the Cayman Islands, ending its 2015 Rugby World Cup qualifying campaign.
Updated to 13 April 2015.
|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|
- IRB, Mexico off to flyer in RWC 2105 qualifying, http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/news/newsid=2061635.html#mexico+flyer+rwc+2015+qualifying
- "Third Concentration of Serpents". <Mexican Rugby Federation. 2012-04-28.
- Federación Mexicana de Rugby - Official Site
- Wallabies México Rugby Football Club - Official Site
- TEMPLARIOS México Rugby Football Club - Official Site
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