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2007 Rugby World Cup - Americas qualification

In qualification for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, 19 countries in the Pan American Rugby Association (PARA) compete for 3 direct entries and 1 repechage place (Repechage 1) against the winner of Africa 2 v Europe 4.

Qualification Process

  • Round 1a

It was the 2005 NACRA Rugby Championship with Caribbean teams. Nine team involed The winner going through to Round 3b.

  • Round 1b

CONSUR (Confederation Sudamericana de Rugby) 2nd Division. One pool of four teams - winner progresses to round 2.

  • Round 2

Bottom two CONSUR Division 1 teams, plus winner of Round 1b, form one pool of three. Winner progresses to Round 3a.

  • Round 3a

Top two CONSUR Division 1 teams, plus winner of Round 2, form one pool of three. Winner progresses directly to RWC 2007 as Americas 1. Runner up progresses to Round 4.

  • Round 3b

USA, Canada and winner of Round 1a form one pool of three. Winner progresses directly to RWC 2007 as Americas 2. Runner up progresses to Round 4.

  • Round 4

Home and away playoff. Winner qualifies for RWC 2007 as Americas 3. Runner up enters Repechage round.

Round 1a - 2005

Barbados - advances to Round 3b.

Preliminary qualifier

One-off match. St Lucia progress to South Pool.

Date Match Venue Result
28-May-2005 Saint Lucia - St Lucia 36-25

South Pool

Barbados go into playoff vs winner of North Pool (Bahamas).

Final Standings

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
Barbados 3 3 0 0 103 9
3 2 0 1 95 7
3 1 0 2 62 5
3 0 0 3 -260 3

Match Schedule

Date Match Venue Result
8-Aug-2005 Guyana - Barbados Guyana 17-27
8-Aug-2005 St Lucia - Trinidad and Tobago Guyana 0-82
10-Aug-2005 Guyana - St Lucia Guyana 97-0
10-Aug-2005 Barbados - Trinidad and Tobago Guyana 25-13
13-Aug-2005 Barbados - St Lucia Guyana 81-0
13-Aug-2005 Guyana - Trinidad and Tobago Guyana 29-21

North Pool

Bahamas beat Cayman Islands on head to head to win pool, go into playoff against winner of South Pool (Barbados).

Final Standings

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
3 2 0 1 18 7
3 2 0 1 5 7
3 1 1 1 -8 6
3 0 1 2 -15 4

Match Schedule

Date Match Venue Result
5-Jun-2005 Jamaica - Bermuda Jamaica 10-10
5-Jun-2005 Bahamas - Cayman Islands Bahamas 23-12
8-Jun-2005 Bermuda - Bahamas Bahamas 15-24
8-Jun-2005 Cayman Islands - Jamaica Bahamas 18-8
11-Jun-2005 Cayman Islands - Bermuda Cayman Islands 12-6
11-Jun-2005 Jamaica - Bahamas Jamaica 5-3

Playoff - Winner North Pool vs Winner South Pool

Barbados progresses to Round 3b.

Date Match Venue Result
1-Oct-2005 - Trinidad 52-3

Round 1b - 2004

CONSUR 2nd Division. Home OR Away basis. Brazil progresses to Round 2.

Final Standings

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
3 3 0 0 150 9
3 2 0 1 8 7
3 1 0 2 -75 5
3 0 0 3 -83 3

Match Schedule

Date Match Venue Result
10-Oct-2004 Brazil - Peru São Paulo 73-3
13-Oct-2004 Brazil - Colombia São Paulo 74-0
16-Oct-2004 Peru - Colombia São Paulo 15-10
6-Nov-2004 Peru - Venezuela Lima 22-32
13-Nov-2004 Colombia - Venezuela Bogotá 27-31
20-Nov-2004 Venezuela - Brazil Caracas 5-11

Round 2 - 2005

Home OR Away basis. Chile progresses to Round 3a.

Final Standings

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
2 2 0 0 58 6
2 1 0 1 21 4
2 0 0 2 -79 2

Match Schedule

Date Match Venue Result
2-Oct-2005 Paraguay - Brazil Asunción 45-8
8-Oct-2005 Chile - Paraguay Santiago 38-22
13-Oct-2005 Brazil - Chile Sao José dos Campos 13-55

Round 3a – July 2006

Home OR Away basis. Argentina progresses directly to RWC 2007 as Americas 1. Uruguay progresses to Round 4.

Current Standings

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
2 2 0 0 73 6
2 1 0 1 2 4
2 0 0 2 -75 2

Match Schedule

Date Match Venue Result
01-Jul-2006 Chile - Argentina Santiago 13-60
08-Jul-2006 Argentina - Uruguay Argentina 26-0
22-Jul-2006 Uruguay - Chile Uruguay 43-15

Round 3b – July 2006

Home OR Away basis. Canada progresses directly to RWC 2007 as Americas 2. USA progresses to Round 4.

Final Standings

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
2 2 0 0 115 6
2 1 0 1 42 4
2 0 0 2 -157 2

Match Schedule

Date Match Venue Result
24-Jun-2006 Barbados - Canada Bridgetown (Barbados) 3-69
1-Jul-2006 United States - Barbados Palo Alto (Stanford) (USA) 91-0
12-Aug-2006 Canada - United States St. John's (Canada) 56-7

Round 4 – 2006

Winner (USA) progresses directly to RWC 2007 as Americas 3. Runner up (Uruguay) progresses to Repechage round as Americas 4, to play the winner of Africa 2 v Europe 4, for Repechage 1.

Match Schedule

Date Match Venue Result
30-Sep-2006 Uruguay - United States Montevideo, Uruguay 13-42
7-Oct-2006 United States - Uruguay Palo Alto, CA USA 33-7

United States win 75-20 on aggregate

External links

  • World Cup website


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