Jamaica
Nickname(s)Jamaica Crocs
UnionJamaica Rugby Football Union
Head coachHuntley Anderson
First colours
World Rugby ranking
Current67 (as of 23 November 2020)
First international
 Jamaica 6-3 Trinidad and Tobago 
(27 November 1960)
Biggest win
 Jamaica 48-0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 
(5 March 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Jamaica 5-69 Trinidad and Tobago 
(12 October 1998)
World Cup
Appearances0

The Jamaica national rugby union team represents Jamaica in the sport of rugby union. The team has thus far not qualified for a Rugby World Cup but has participated in qualifying tournaments.

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

History

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 record

See also

References

  1. ^ "Men's Rankings | World Rugby". Archived from the original on 2019-08-18. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  2. ^ Bath, Richard, ed. (1997). Complete Book of Rugby. Seven Oaks Ltd. p. 78. ISBN 1-86200-013-1.