2007 Rugby World Cup - Americas qualification


2007 Rugby World Cup - Americas qualification

In qualification for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, 19 countries in the Pan American Rugby Association (PARA) compete for 3 direct entries and 1 repechage place (Repechage 1) against the winner of Africa 2 v Europe 4.

Qualification Process

Round 1a

Caribbean teams. Preliminary qualifier between St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines, then two pools of four, pool winners playoff, the winner going through to Round 3b.

Round 1b

CONSUR (Confederation Sudamericana de Rugby) 2nd Division. One pool of four teams - winner progresses to round 2.

Round 2

Bottom two CONSUR Division 1 teams, plus winner of Round 1b, form one pool of three. Winner progresses to Round 3a.

Round 3a

Top two CONSUR Division 1 teams, plus winner of Round 2, form one pool of three. Winner progresses directly to RWC 2007 as Americas 1. Runner up progresses to Round 4.

Round 3b

USA, Canada and winner of Round 1a form one pool of three. Winner progresses directly to RWC 2007 as Americas 2. Runner up progresses to Round 4.

Round 4

Home and away playoff. Winner qualifies for RWC 2007 as Americas 3. Runner up enters Repechage round.

Round 1a - 2005

"Home OR Away basis. One team - Barbados - advances to Round 3b."

Preliminary qualifier

"One-off match. St Lucia progress to South Pool."

North Pool

"Bahamas beat Cayman Islands on head to head to win pool, go into playoff against winner of South Pool (Barbados)."

Final Standings

Round 1b - 2004

"CONSUR 2nd Division. Home OR Away basis. Brazil progresses to Round 2."

Final Standings

Match Schedule

Round 3b – July 2006

"Home OR Away basis. Canada progresses directly to RWC 2007 as Americas 2. USA progresses to Round 4."

Final Standings

United States win 75-20 on aggregate

External links

* [http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/qualifying/resultByZone.html World Cup website]


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