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A new look for 2019 Men’s 15s

With a shift in some of the participating teams, and qualifications for Americas Rugby Challenge and Rugby World Cup, there’s a new look to the 2019 RAN Men’s 15s Tournament. Here’s what you need to know:

North Division:

  • With Cayman defeating Guyana and now playing in the 2019 Americas Rugby Challenge, there is only one match in the North Championship division – Bermuda versus Jamaica.
  • USA South will play a warm up preparation match for Cayman, in Cayman, date TBA
  • In the North Cup, Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, and the British Virgin Islands will all play each other.
  • Bahamas elected not to participate in 2019

South Divisions:

  • In the South Cup competition, Martinique, Curacao, and Barbados will all play each other.
  • In the South Championship Division, Trinidad & Tobago have elected not to participate, so there is only one match with Guyana (home) playing Guadeloupe.

2019 Final

  • The final will be the Bermuda (North Champion) vs. either Guyana or Guadeloupe (South Champions).
  • If Guyana win it will be played in Guyana. If Guadeloupe win it will be played in Bermuda.

There is no promotion or relegation as such after these matches since 2020 is expected to be the first qualifying round for Rugby World Cup 2023, and as such only Full Members of World Rugby can compete in 2020.

2019 RAN Men’s 15s Schedule

North Championship

Bermuda vs. Jamaica – March 9th
Result:  Bermuda 43-19 Jamaica

North Cup

British Virgin Islands vs. Turks & Caicos  – May 4 2019
Turks & Caicos vs. Dominican Republic – April 13 2019
Result:  Turks & Caicos 24-20 Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic vs. British Virgin Islands –  TBA

South Championship

Guyana  vs. Guadeloupe – April 27th
Result: Guyana 5 – 19 Guadeloupe

South Cup

Martinique vs. Barbados – March 16, 2019
Result:  Martinique 43-14 Barbados
Martinique vs. Curacao  – March 23, 2019
Result:  Martinique 39-0 Curacao
Barbados vs. Curacao – April 6 2019
Result:  Barbados 55-7 Curacao

One-Off Internationals / Warm-up Matches

St Lucia vs. St Vincent – TBA
Mexico vs. Capital Selects – July 27th
Cayman vs. USA South – TBA

Playoff Matches

2019 RAN Men’s 15s Final: Winner North Championship vs. Winner South Championship

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