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

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]


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


  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.