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The Jamaica national rugby union team represents 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.

Jamaica
UnionJamaica Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s)Jamaica Crocs
Ground(s)JDF
Coach(es)Huntley Anderson
Team kit
First international
 Jamaica 3-6 Trinidad and Tobago 
(27 November 1960)
Largest win
 Jamaica 48-0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 
(5 March 2016)
Largest defeat
 Jamaica 5-69 Trinidad and Tobago 
(12 October 1998)

The national side is ranked 67th in the world (as of 29 July 2019).[1]

HistoryEdit

Jamaica played their first rugby international in 1960 losing 3-6 in a match with Trinidad and Tobago.

Jamaica competes in the Caribbean Championship, a tournament which includes Antigua, Trinidad and Tobago, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, and Guyana.[2]

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

Jamaica entered the 2011 Rugby World Cup qualifyings, but lost to Guyana by 10-3, and were once again knocked out of the competition.

World Cup recordEdit

  • 1987 - Not invited
  • 1991 - 1999 - Did not enter
  • 2003 - 2015 - Did not qualify
  • 2019 - Qualifying stages

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.world.rugby/rankings/mru?lang=en
  2. ^ Bath, Richard, ed. (1997). Complete Book of Rugby. Seven Oaks Ltd. p. 78. ISBN 1-86200-013-1.

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