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Jamaica national rugby union team


Jamaica national rugby union team

Union Jamaica Rugby Union
Coach(es) Conroy O'Malley
First international
 Jamaica 3-6 Trinidad and Tobago 
(27 November 1960)
Largest win
 Jamaica 22-5 Bahamas 
(17 October 1998)
Largest defeat
 Jamaica 5-69 Trinidad and Tobago 
(12 October 1998)

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 is currently ranked at 84 in the IRB World rankings[1]


  • History 1
  • World Cup record 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


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

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

  • 1987 - Not invited
  • 1991 - 1999 - Did not enter
  • 2003 - 2011 - Did not qualify

See also


  1. ^ Jamaica at the IRB World Rankings
  2. ^ Bath, Richard, ed. (1997). Complete Book of Rugby. Seven Oaks Ltd. p. 78.  

External links

  • Jamaica Rugby
  • Jamaica at the IRB Official Site
  • Jamaica on
  • Jamaica Official Games


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