Jamaica national rugby union team


Jamaica national rugby union team

The Jamaica national rugby union team represent the 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.

History

Jamaica played their first rugby international in 1975 in a match against Bermuda, which Bermuda won 10-16. They played two other internationals during the 1970s; against Bermuda in 1976, and again in 1977. They won their first match in 1998 - a 22 to 5 win over the Bahamas.

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

World Cup record

* 1987 - Did not enter
* 1991 - Did not enter
* 1995 - Did not enter
* 1999 - Did not enter
* 2003 - Did not qualify
* 2007 - Did not qualify

External links

* [http://www.jamaicarugby.com/ Jamaica Rugby]
* [http://www.irb.com/en/Home/MemberUnionHomePage?UnionID=64 Jamaica] on IRB.com
* [http://rugbydata.com/jamaica Jamaica] on rugbydata.com


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