Kingston, Jamaica – Thursday, July 7th, 2022 – Today, Rugby Americas North announced a first-ever partnership with SportsMax TV to broadcast the upcoming 2022 RAN Senior Women’s 12s and Men’s Under-19 tournament on television throughout the Caribbean and live streamed

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.

SportsMax will provide LIVE coverage of the Rugby Americas North (RAN) Tournament regionally and internationally through its cable affiliates across 26 Caribbean territories on SportsMax and SportsMax2, on the SportsMax App, available in the IOS and Google Play stores and on the SportsMax YouTube channel. All games will also be aired on their sister station CEEN TV, a Caribbean-centered variety channel available in North America on Bell Media & Rogers (Canada), Optimum & Verizon Fios (USA) & worldwide on

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.

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.

Rugby Americas North General Manager Niall Brooks:

“RAN is excited to announce a partnership with SportsMax as our official broadcast partner for the upcoming 2022 RAN Senior Women’s 12s and Men’s Under-19 tournament in Jamaica. SportsMax is a highly viewed and respected television broadcaster, which will help deliver rugby to more people throughout the Caribbean – both on television and online.

“RAN has a continued commitment to raising the standard of rugby in our region, and by introducing the sport to new fans and players through broadcast partnerships such as this one will undoubtedly benefit the competing teams, athletes and rugby moving forward,” said Brooks.

Nicolas Matthews, CEO of SportsMax:

“SportsMax is committed to the growth and development of Caribbean and regional sporting content, in addition to producing and broadcasting at the highest quality to viewers across the Caribbean. This is why we invest in top-of-the-line equipment to ensure that our productions are of international standard. SportsMax understands the importance of diversifying our content and as such will always seek to get involved in locally organised tournaments such as RAN.”

Jerry Benzwick, Jamaica Rugby Football Union President:

“We are elated to have Sportmax on board for the live stream and airing of the tournament on local tv. Sportmax shares our vision and sees what a viable product rugby can be to Jamaica and we intend to grow with Sportmax after the tournament and keep the Jamaican public entertained and informed about new and ongoing developments with the sport.”

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:

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:

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

Day 2:

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 – Men’s Under-19s and Women’s 12s:

8.00 am. – U19s: 1st Pool A v 3rd Pool B
9.00 am. – U19s: 1st Pool B v 3rd Pool A
10.00 am – Women’s 12s: Jamaica v Trinidad & Tobago
10.50 am – Women’s 12s: USA South v St Lucia
11.40 am – U19s: 2nd Pool B v 3rd Pool B
12.40 pm – U19s: 2nd Pool A v 3rd Pool A
1.40 pm – Women’s 12s: Dominican Republic v Trinidad & Tobago
2.30 pm – Women’s 12s: USA South v Cayman Islands
3.20 pm – U19s: 1st Pool A v 2nd Pool B
4.20 pm – U19s: 1st Pool B v 2nd Pool A
5.20 pm – Women’s 12s: Jamaica v Dominican Republic
6.10 pm – Women’s 12s: Cayman Islands v St. Lucia

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