Rugby Americas North Championship

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Rugby Americas North Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2017 Rugby Americas North Championship
Sport Rugby union
Founded 2001
No. of teams 13
Continent North America
Most recent
 Mexico (1st)
Most titles  Trinidad and Tobago (9)

The Rugby Americas North Championship, known before the 2016 edition as the NACRA Rugby Championship, is a championship for Tier 3 members of Rugby Americas North in men's 15-a-side rugby union.

The current format of the tournament has all the teams split between the north and south. North and south are then split into the Championship (higher division) and the Cup. The highest placed team in the cup plays the bottom team in the championship for promotion. The winner of the north championship plays the winner of the south championship in the final of the RAN Championship.[1]

The scoring system is slightly different from regular rugby union tournaments, with a win worth 2 points instead of 4.

Mexico is the most recent champion, winning the 2016 tournament.


Champions by year:[2]

Year Winner Score Runner-up Refs
1966  Guyana round robin  Trinidad and Tobago
1967  Trinidad and Tobago round robin
1969  Jamaica round robin  Bahamas
1973  Trinidad and Tobago round robin
1975  Jamaica round robin  Barbados
1977  Bermuda round robin
1979  Bermuda round robin
1981  Bermuda round robin
1983  Trinidad and Tobago round robin
1985  Trinidad and Tobago round robin
1996  Bermuda 29-8  Trinidad and Tobago
1997  Trinidad and Tobago 31-14  Cayman Islands
1998  Bermuda round robin  Trinidad and Tobago
1999  Trinidad and Tobago
 Cayman Islands
round robin
2001  Trinidad and Tobago 23–12  Bermuda [3]
2005  Barbados 52–3  Bahamas [4]
2008  Trinidad and Tobago 40–24  Guyana [5]
2011  Bermuda 11–0  Guyana
2012  Bermuda 18–0  Guyana [6]
2013 United States USA South 26–18  Trinidad and Tobago
2014  Guyana 30–27 United States USA South [7]
2015  Trinidad and Tobago 30–16  Mexico [8][9]
2016  Mexico 32-3  Guyana
2017 United States USA South 23-19  Guyana