KINGSTON, JAMAICA — Today, event organizers officially announced the format, competing teams and schedule for the 2022 Rugby Americas North (RAN) Women’s 12s and Men’s Under-19s Tournament slated for July 14 to July 17 in Kingston, Jamaica.

The four-day event, which will be held at the University of the West Indies, marks the first time it’s been held since 2019 in Bridgetown, Barbados due to the COVID-19 global pandemic

Having increased this year from the 10s format that has been played in recent years, the Women’s 12s tournament remains an important development tool for the women’s game and a pathway to the introduction of Senior Women’s 15 a-side international competition around the region. Heading into its fifth year, the Women’s tournament will take place over two days on July 15th to 16th and will include six teams: Jamaica, USA South Panthers, St. Lucia, Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago, and the Cayman Islands.

Friday will see each team play two 30-minute matches, before being reseeded for the second day of competition on Saturday. The top four teams after day one will square off on Saturday in the semi-finals with the winners advancing to the championship final and the two losing teams playing a game each against one of the third place finishers from day one. The two third-place finishers from each pool will also play each other on Saturday, providing each team with four matches across Friday and Saturday.

Due to the upcoming World Rugby repechage in August, 2019 tournament winners Mexico will not be competing in the event in July. Therefore, hosts Jamaica – who were runners up at Bellevue Plantation in Barbados in 2019 – enter the tournament as the top ranked side.

In its 18th year running, the Men’s U19 tournament will also include six teams: Mexico, USA South Panthers, Trinidad & Tobago, Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Jamaica. The competition will include match days on the 14th and 15th where the teams will play two 40-minute games. After a rest day on Saturday, the finals on Sunday will see the six teams play one match of two 35-minute halves.

The entire tournament will be live streamed, with further details made available over the coming weeks. Follow Rugby Americas North on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates before, during and after the event.

Rugby Americas North General Manager, Niall Brooks:

“After a long period of in-activity due to the Covid Pandemic, RAN are thrilled to host the Senior Women’s 12s and Men’s 15 a-side U19s once again. Both competitions are important tools in the promotion, growth, and development of rugby in the region.

“For the Women’s game, RAN’s focus is on developing a pathway that will assist the regions teams to compete not only locally amongst each other, but to also play outside of the region and to enable teams to climb further up World Rugby’s rankings. The U19s competition enables the future generation of senior rugby players, the opportunity of playing against different opponents and styles of rugby in a continuation of their rugby development.

“After an absence of many years, RAN are pleased to host international rugby once again in Jamaica, at the University of the West Indies, which will provide an ideal location for the matches. We wish the very best to all teams, officials and players.”

RAN 2022 U19s and Women’s 12s – Format and Playing Schedule

Men’s Under-19s – Seedings based on 2019 Results:

  1. México
  2. USA South
  3. Trinidad & Tobago
  4. Bermuda
  5. Cayman Islands
  6. Jamaica

 

Pool A:                          Pool B:
Mexico                          USA South
Bermuda                      Trinidad & Tobago
Cayman Islands           Jamaica

Day 2 Round 2: 2 Pools of 3 based on Day 1 Results (6 matches)

Pool 1:                  Pool 2:
1st Pool A             1st Pool B
2nd Pool B            2nd Pool A
3rd Pool B             3rd Pool A

Day 3 Finals:
1 v 1; 2 v 2; 3 v 3

Women’s 12s – Seedings based on 2019 Results:

  1. Jamaica
  2. USA South
  3. St. Lucia
  4. Dominican Republic
  5. Trinidad & Tobago
  6. Cayman Islands

Day 1 Round 1: Two Pools of Three (6 matches in total):

Pool A:                          Pool B:
Jamaica                         USA South
Dominican Republic       St. Lucia
Trinidad & Tobago          Cayman Islands

Day 2: Two Pools of Three based on Day 1 Results (6 matches)

Pool 1:                           Pool 2:
1st Pool A                     1st Pool B
2nd Pool B                    2nd Pool A
3rd Pool A                     3rd Pool B

Match Schedule (kick off times are EST)

Thursday July 14th – Men’s Under-19s:

9.00 am. – Pool A: México v Cayman Islands
10.00 am. – Pool B: USA South v Jamaica
12.30 pm – Pool A: Bermuda v Mexico
1.30 pm – Pool B: Trinidad & Tobago v USA South
4.00 pm – Pool A: Cayman Islands v Bermuda
5.00 pm – Pool B: Jamaica v Trinidad & Tobago

Friday July 15th – Women’s 12s and Men’s Under-19s:

8.00 am. – U19s: 1st Pool A v 3rd Pool B
8.50 am. – U19s: 1st Pool B v 3rd Pool A
9.40 am – Women’s 12s: Jamaica v Trinidad & Tobago
10.20 am – Women’s 12s: USA South v St. Lucia
11.00 am – U19s: 2nd Pool B v 3rd Pool B
11.50 am – U19s: 2nd Pool A v 3rd Pool A
12.40 pm – Women’s 12s: Dominican Republic v Trinidad & Tobago
1.20 pm – Women’s 12s: USA South v Cayman Islands
2.00 pm – U19s: 1st Pool A v 2nd Pool B
2.50 pm – U19s: 1st Pool B v 2nd Pool A
3.40 pm – Women’s 12s: Jamaica v Dominican Republic
4.20 pm – Women’s 12s: St. Lucia v Cayman Islands

Saturday July 16th – Women’s 12s:

Match 1: 10.00 am. – 1st Pool A v 2nd Pool B
Match 2: 10.50 am. – 1st Pool B v 2nd Pool A
Match 3: 11.40 pm – 3rd Pool A v 3rd Pool B
Match 4: 3.00 pm – Loser Match 1 v Loser Match 3
Match 5: 3.50 pm – Loser Match 2 v Winner Match 3
Match 6: 4.40 pm – Winner Match 1 v Winner Match 2 – Championship Final

Sunday July 17th – Men’s Under-19s:


12.00 pm – 3rd Pool 1 v 3rd Pool 2
1.30 pm – 2nd Pool 1 v 2nd Pool 2 – Bronze Medal Final
3.00 pm – 1st Pool 1 v 1st Pool 2 – Championship Final