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Jamaica national rugby league team

 

Jamaica national rugby league team

Jamaica
Badge of Jamaica team
Nickname Nomads, Reggae Rugby, Reggae Warriors
Governing body Jamaica Rugby League Association
Region Europe
Head coach Romeo Monteith
Captain Andre Reid
Most caps Jamaine Wray (5)
Top try-scorer Wayne Reittie (4)
Top point-scorer Paul White (20)
Home stadium Independence Park
RLIF ranking 29th
First international
 United States 37–22 Jamaica 
(Jacksonville, Florida, US; 14 November 2009)
Biggest win
Jamaica  32–12  Canada
(Jacksonville, Florida, US; 18 November 2010)
Biggest defeat
 United States 40–4 Jamaica 
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US; 23 October 2011)

The Jamaica national rugby league team represents Jamaica in international rugby league football tournaments. The team are new, and made their full international debut at the 2009 Atlantic Cup in Jacksonville, Florida, playing against the USA. Prior to this they had played matches against touring sides from England and Australia. The team plays in yellow jerseys with green shorts and green socks. It is largely made up of players from the Jamaican domestic competition and heritage players from the English leagues.

Contents

  • History 1
  • All-time Results Record 2
  • 2011 squad 3
  • Notable players that have played for Jamaica 4
  • Notable players of Jamaican Heritage 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

In July 2004 the Jamaica Rugby League Association was born. In 2005 a domestic competition was formed featuring four teams (Duhaney Park Sharks, Vauxhall Vultures, Jamaica Defence Force and Olympic Angels), and in 2006 a representative side was selected for the first time to play against a touring side from the West Yorkshire Police.

An Intercollegiate competition was launched in 2010 and now features six Universities and Colleges (University of the West Indies, University of Technology, Mico University College, Portmore Community College, GC Foster College and Excelsior Community College). There is also a thriving junior program with a number of High Schools and Primary Schools playing the sport. There is also a Division 2 competition featuring.

Jamaica played their first full international game against the United States national side in Jacksonville, Florida in the 2009 Atlantic Cup. In October that year, Jamaica got their first victory at international level against Canada as part of the 2010 Atlantic Cup.[1]

In 2011 Jamaica entered the Rugby League World Cup for the first time as they contested the 2013 Rugby League World Cup qualifying Atlantic section, they failed to qualify after defeating South Africa and losing to the United States.

In 2015 Jamaica aimed to revive their 2011 disappointment and succeed Americas qualification in order to qualify for their first ever World Cup in 2017.

All-time Results Record

Team First Played Played Win Draw Loss Points for Points against Last meeting
 United States 2009 3 0 0 3 52 113 2011
 Canada 2010 5 1 0 4 88 132 2014
 South Africa 2011 1 1 0 0 20 6 2011
Year Date Result Venue City Crowd Competition
2014 19 July Canada def. Jamaica 24-20 Lamport Stadium Toronto 3,129 Caribbean Carnival Cup[2]
2013 20 July Canada def. Jamaica 38-14 Lamport Stadium Toronto 5,700 Caribbean Carnival Cup[3]
2012 21 July Canada def. Jamaica 18-12 Lamport Stadium Toronto 4,630 Caribbean Carnival Cup[4]
2011 23 October USA def. Jamaica 40–4 Campbell's Field New Jersey 800 2013 Rugby League World Cup qualifying[5]
2011 19 October Jamaica def. South Africa 20–6 Campbell's Field New Jersey 2013 Rugby League World Cup qualifying[6]
2011 31 July Canada def. Jamaica 40–10 Fletcher's Fields Markham, Ontario 1,500 Caribbean Carnival Cup[7]
2010 18 November Jamaica def. Canada 32–12 Hodges Field Jacksonville 800 2010 Atlantic Cup[8]
2010 16 November USA def. Jamaica 36–26 Hodges Field Jacksonville 500 2010 Atlantic Cup[9]
2009 14 November USA def. Jamaica 37–22 Hodges Field Jacksonville 3,500 2009 Atlantic Cup[10]
Official Rankings as of May 2015[11]
Rank Change Team Points
1  New Zealand 949.00
2  Australia 941.00
3  England 485.00
4  Samoa 320.00
5  France 215.00
6  Fiji 196.00
7  Ireland 154.00
8  Scotland 123.00
9  Wales 122.00
10  United States 118.00
11  Papua New Guinea 113.00
12  Italy 79.00
13  Canada 49.00
14  Serbia 47.00
15  Tonga 47.00
16  Russia 45.00
17  Cook Islands 31.00
18  Belgium 30.00
19  Germany 24.00
20  Lebanon 24.00
21  Norway 22.00
22  Ukraine 21.00
23  Malta 20.00
24  Greece 19.00
25  Netherlands 15.00
26  Spain 14.00
27  Denmark 13.00
28  South Africa 12.00
29  Jamaica 11.00
30  Czech Republic 9.00
31  Sweden 7.00
32  Hungary 2.00
33 NEW  Niue 2.00
34  Latvia 2.00
35 NEW  Philippines 2.00
36  Morocco 0.00


2011 squad

[12]

Notable players that have played for Jamaica

Notable players of Jamaican Heritage

See also

References

  1. ^ Burrowes, Paul (12 April 2011). "SVL boosts national rugby team with $100,000 sponsorship".  
  2. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/other/report?RLE00000555
  3. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/other/report?RLE00000509
  4. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/other/report?RLE00000394
  5. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/wcq/report?RLE00000164
  6. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/wcq/report?RLE00000163
  7. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/other/report?RLE00000204
  8. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/atlantic_cup/report?RLE00000087
  9. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/atlantic_cup/report?RLE00000086
  10. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/other/report?RLE00000218
  11. ^ RLIF Rankings.
  12. ^ http://www.nrl.com/squads-named-for-atlantic-world-cup-qualifiers/tabid/10874/newsid/64931/default.aspx

External links

  • Jamaica Rugby League Association
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