1999 Rugby World Cup – Americas qualification

For the 1999 Rugby World Cup qualifiers, the Americas were allocated three places in the final tournament and one place in the repechage.

Eleven teams played in the American qualifiers that were held over four stages from 1996 to 1998. Argentina, Canada and United States were the top three sides and secured their places as Americas 1, Americas 2 and Americas 3, respectively, for RWC 99. Uruguay qualified for the repechage tournament.[1][2]

Round 1Edit

Group 1Edit

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
  Trinidad and Tobago 1 1 0 0 41–0 3
  Brazil 1 0 0 1 0–41 1
  Guyana 0 0 0 0 0–0 0

Guyana withdrew from the group.

Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
11 November 1996   Trinidad and Tobago 41–0   Brazil Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Group 2Edit

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
  Bermuda 2 2 0 0 76–6 6
  Bahamas 2 1 0 1 40–47 4
  Barbados 2 0 0 2 26–89 2
Date Team #1 Score Team #2 Venue
22 March 1997 The Bahamas 3–24 Bermuda Nassau, The Bahamas
5 April 1997 Barbados 23–37 The Bahamas Bridgetown, Barbados
19 April 1997 Bermuda 52–3 Barbados Hamilton, Bermuda

Round 2Edit

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
  Chile 2 2 0 0 100–14 6
  Bermuda 2 1 0 1 60–71 4
  Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 0 2 12–87 2
Date Team #1 Score Team #2 Venue
20 September 1997 Trinidad and Tobago 6–35 Chile Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
5 October 1997 Bermuda 52–6 Trinidad and Tobago Devonshire Parish, Bermuda
18 October 1997 Chile 65–8 Bermuda Santiago, Chile

Round 3Edit

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
  Uruguay 2 2 0 0 63–17 6
  Chile 2 1 0 1 68–26 4
  Paraguay 2 0 0 2 9–97 2
Date Team #1 Score Team #2 Venue
21 March 1998 Chile 54–6 Paraguay Santiago, Chile
28 March 1998 Paraguay 3–43 Uruguay Asunción, Paraguay
4 April 1998 Uruguay 20–14 Chile Montevideo, Uruguay

Round 4Edit

All round 4 matches were held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
  Argentina 3 3 0 0 161–52 9
  Canada 3 2 0 1 97–83 7
  United States 3 1 0 2 59–99 5
  Uruguay 3 0 0 3 31–114 3
Date Team #1 Score Team No. 2
15 August 1998 Uruguay 15–38 Canada
15 August 1998 Argentina 52–24 United States
18 August 1998 Canada 31–14 United States
18 August 1998 Argentina 55–0 Uruguay
22 August 1998 United States 21–16 Uruguay
22 August 1998 Argentina 54–28 Canada

Argentina, Canada, and United States qualified for RWC 1999, Uruguay qualified for repechage.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1999 Rugby World Cup Qualifier Results". ESPN Scrum. 1 September 1996. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "1999 Rugby World Cup Qualifier Points Tables". ESPN Scrum. 1 September 1996. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)