- Trinidad and Tobago national rugby union team
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Trinidad and Tobagoin the sport of rugby union. Trinidad and Tobago have thus far not played in a Rugby World Cup, but have participated in qualifying tournaments. They are classed as a tier-three nation by the International Rugby Board(IRB).
Trinidad and Tobago played their first ever rugby international in 1979 in Georgetown against Bermuda. Trinidad and Tobago lost the contest 8 points to 42. Trinidad and Tobago attempted to qualify for the
1999 Rugby World Cupin Wales. Their first match of the Americas qualifying tournament was a one-off Round 1 match against Brazil in Port of Spain. Trinidad and Tobago won the game 41 points to nil and advanced to Round 2, where they faced Chile and Bermuda in a pool series. Trinidad and Tobago lost their first match 6-35 against Chile, and lost their second against Bermuda 52-6, and were knocked out of the qualifying tournaments.
The team were involved in qualifying tournaments for the
2003 Rugby World Cupin Australia as well, participating in the Round 1 Americas tournament. The team defeated Jamaica 51-5 in their first match, and went onto win 12-8 over the Cayman Islands in their second game. Trinidad and Tobago then won then third match 23-12 over Bermuda to advance to Round 2. There the team were narrowly defeated 10-11 by Brazil, and then nil to 9 in the second match, and Trinidad and Tobago were knocked out of the tournament.
In 2005 Trinidad and Tobago participated in qualifying tournaments for the
2007 Rugby World Cupin France. They were grouped in the South of the pool of Round 1a along with Barbados, Guyana and Saint Lucia Trinidad and Tobago won their first match 82 to nil over Saint Lucia, though they lost to Barbados and Guyana, finishing third in the pool which ended their qualifying campaign.
Rugby union in Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago Rugby Football Union
* [http://www.irb.com/en/Home/MemberUnionHomePage?UnionID=26 Trinidad and Tobago] on IRB.com
* [http://www.ttrfu.com/ Trinidad and Tobago Rugby Football Union]
* [http://rugbydata.com/trinidadandtobago Trinidad and Tobago] on rugbydata.com
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