Cayman Islands national rugby union team


Cayman Islands national rugby union team

The Cayman Islands national rugby union team represents the Cayman Islands in the sport of rugby union. They have thus far not qualified for a Rugby World Cup, but have participated in qualifying tournaments. The sport in the Cayman Islands is governed by the Cayman Rugby Union.

Their shirts are dark blue, with a single white band on each arm.

History

The Cayman Islands played Mexico in 1985 in Mexico City, defeating them 22 points to 18. There were also a number of games played in 1999 in Georgetown against other nations such as Bermuda and the Bahamas. The team played a match against Mexico in 2001, which they won 20 to 14.

The Cayman Islands attempted to qualify for the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia, taking part in the Americas qualifying tournaments during 2001. In their first match they defeated Guyana, but were then knocked out of qualification after losing to Trinidad and Tobago.

In 2005 they attempted to qualify for the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France, and started their campaign in the North Pool of Round 1a of the qualifying tournaments, alongside the Bahamas, Jamaica and Bermuda. They however finished second in the pool, behind the Bahamas, winning two of their three fixtures.

World Cup record

* 1987 - No qualifying tournament held
* 1991 - 1999 - Did not enter
* 2003 - 2011 - Did not qualify

ee also

* Rugby union in the Cayman Islands

External links

* [http://www.caymanrugby.com/ Cayman Rugby]
* [http://www.irb.com/en/Home/MemberUnionHomePage?UnionID=47 Cayman Islands] on IRB.com
* [http://rugbydata.com/caymanislands Cayman Islands] on RugbyData.com


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