Cayman Islands
Nickname(s)FFP Cayman Rugby
UnionCayman Islands Rugby Football Union
Head coachJovan Bowles
First colours
World Rugby ranking
Current54 (as of 16 January 2023)
Lowest58 (11 December 2022)
First international
 Jamaica 9-10 Cayman Islands 
(13 March 1976)
Biggest win
 Cayman Islands 48-0 Jamaica 
(13 February 2001)
Biggest defeat
 Mexico 105-7 Cayman Islands 
(31 August 2019)

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. The Cayman Islands have players throughout the squad playing through the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Canada and the USA.

As of 2019, the Cayman Islands competes in the Rugby Americas Challenge along with Columbia, Mexico and Paraguay. In 2019 they were crowned champions of the Caribbean after representing the Northern Caribbean region and beating Guyana (who were the champions of the Southern region) by 58 to 14 on 9 February 2019. The Cayman Islands will be the fourth team to qualify for the Americas Rugby Challenge which will be held later in the Summer of 2019.

Their shirts are dark blue, with a single 2 white hoops and red stripe across the shoulder.


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.

In 2018, the Cayman Islands signed a multi-year kit deal with international apparel brand Scimitar Sportswear.

Recent games

World Cup record


Previous squads

Test debut *

See also


  1. ^ a b "World Rugby endorses Japan 2019 progress as planning gathers pace". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. ^ @CaymanRugby (9 December 2021). "Hot off the press ….. FFP Cayman National Mens XV squad … Announced ahead of Mexico v Cayman Island match which is…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "Mexico vs Cayman Islands Test Match set for December". Americas Rugby News. 1 December 2021. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Official RWC 2015 Site". Archived from the original on 17 September 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012.