Rugby union in the Bahamas

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Rugby union in the Bahamas
CountryBahamas
Governing bodyRugby Bahamas
National team(s)Bahamas
Registered players977 [1]
Clubs7

Rugby union in the Bahamas is a minor, but relatively successful sport. They are currently ranked 86th in the International Rugby Board's world rankings.[2] There are fewer than one thousand registered athletes in the country and only seven official IRB sanctioned teams.[3]

The governing body for rugby union in the Bahamas is Rugby Bahamas, founded in 1963 and their headquarters is located in Nassau.

History[edit]

The Bahamas compete in the Caribbean Championship, a tournament which includes Trinidad and Tobago, Bermuda, Martinique, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, British Virgin Islands, Antigua and Guyana.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.irb.com/unions/union=11000037/index.html
  2. ^ Official IRB World Rankings Archived 2011-08-10 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Official IRB statistics on Rugby Bahamas
  4. ^ Bath, Richard (ed.) The Complete Book of Rugby (Seven Oaks Ltd, 1997 ISBN 1-86200-013-1) p78