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2015 NACRA Rugby Championship

The 2015 NACRA Rugby Championship, the eighth edition of the NACRA Rugby Championship, is a rugby union championship for Tier 3 North American and Caribbean teams. Pool play will take place between 28 February and 18 April. A championship game, as well as promotion/relegation matches, will follow.

The championship is split between North and South zones, which each have a three-team Championship. The North Zone has a three-team Cup, while the South Zone has a four-team Cup. The winner of each Championship play for the final, championship game, and a promotion/relegation game is played in each zone, between the winner of the Cup, and the last place team of the Championship.

Competition points are different from most rugby union tournaments: Two points are awarded for a win, one for a draw. There are also bonus points for scoring four tries and for losing within a margin of 7 points or less.[1]

Teams

Thirteen teams will take place in this year's tournament.[2] They are seeded into two pools based on their regional rankings.

North Zone South Zone
Championship
USA South 23x15px Trinidad and Tobago
23x15px Cayman Islands 23x15px Guyana
23x15px Mexico 23x15px Barbados
Cup
23x15px Bahamas 23x15px Curaçao
23x15px Bermuda 23x15px British Virgin Islands
23x15px Turks and Caicos Islands 23x15px Saint Lucia
23x15px Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

There are two notable changes from last year: Mexico has replaced Bermuda in the North Championship, and Jamaica is no longer participating.

North Zone

North Zone Championship

Rank Team Games Points Try Bonus Losing Bonus Table Points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 23x15px Mexico (64) 2 2 0 0 74 28 +46 1 0 7
2 23x15px Cayman Islands (54) 2 1 0 1 28 48 -20 0 0 3
3 USA South (NR) 2 0 0 2 49 75 -26 1 1 2

Pre-tournament World Rugby Rankings in parentheses. USA South is not a full member of World Rugby.
Games




North Zone Cup

Rank Team Games Points Try Bonus Losing Bonus Table Points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 23x15px Bahamas (86) 2 2 0 0 45 22 +23 1 0 5
2 23x15px Bermuda (62) 2 1 0 1 70 24 +46 1 1 4
3 23x15px Turks and Caicos Islands (NR) 2 0 0 2 10 79 -69 0 0 0

Pre-tournament World Rugby Rankings in parentheses. Turks & Caicos Islands are not a full member of World Rugby.
Games




North Zone Championship relegation play-off

To be announced.

South Zone

South Zone Championship

Position Team Games Points Try Bonus Losing Bonus Table Points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 23x15px Trinidad and Tobago (52) 2 2 0 0 66 27 +39 1 0 5
2 23x15px Guyana (53) 2 1 0 1 68 44 +24 1 0 3
3 23x15px Barbados (73) 2 0 0 2 29 92 -63 0 0 0

Pre-tournament World Rugby Rankings in parentheses.
Games




South Zone Cup

Position Team Games Points Bonus Table Points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 23x15px British Virgin Islands (NR) 3 3 0 0 63 29 +34 0 6
2 23x15px Curaçao (NR) 3 1 1 1 60 62 -2 2 5
3 23x15px Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (78) 3 1 1 1 55 54 +1 1 4
4 23x15px Saint Lucia (NR) 3 0 0 3 41 74 -33 0 0

Pre-tournament World Rugby Rankings in parentheses. British Virgin Islands, Curacao and St Lucia are not full members of World Rugby.
Games







South Zone Championship relegation play-off

To be announced.

Final

The champions of the north and south zone championship, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago respectively, faced off in the NACRA Championship final. Trinidad and Tobago, as the higher ranked team, earned the right to host the match at St Mary's College Sports Ground on 25 April 2015.

Trinidad and Tobago won their third NACRA Championship, defeating first time finalists, Mexico, in the final 30-16.[3]

Related Page

References

  1. ^ "Fixtures". NACRA. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  2. ^ "2015 NACRA Senior Men's Teams". NACRA. Retrieved 2015-02-23. 
  3. ^ "NACRA FINAL : TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 30 V 16 MEXICO". Rugby Redefined. 2015-04-27. Retrieved 01-05-2015.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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