Rugby union in Jamaica is a minor but growing sport. They are currently ranked 84th by the IRB, with 2090 registered players.
Rugby union in Jamaica is governed by the Jamaica Rugby Union.
Rugby was first introduced into Jamaica by the British. Much of the competition is with neighbouring Caribbean islands, visiting ships and touring sides.
Jamaica competes in the Caribbean Championship, a tournament which includes Trinidad and Tobago, Bermuda, Martinique, the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Antigua and Guyana.
Jamaica were the most surprising union to announce an interest in hosting the 2019 Rugby World Cup, considering they had never participated in a previous event, though the quickly withdrew interest after. A record ten unions indicated interest in hosting either the 2015 and/or the 2019 events. The 2019 tournament received interest from nine different nations.
- ^ http://www.irb.com/unions/union=11000064/index.html
- ^ a b http://www.irb.com/unions/union=11000064/index.html Retrieved 5 July 2009
- ^ http://www.jamaicarugby.com/ Retrieved 5 July 2009
- ^ Bath, Richard (ed.) The Complete Book of Rugby (Seven Oaks Ltd, 1997 ISBN 1-86200-013-1) p78
- ^ http://www.sportsjamaica.com/read_article.php?id=13375 Retrieved 5 July 2009