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Rugby union in the Bahamas

Rugby union in the Bahamas
Country Bahamas
Governing body Rugby Bahamas
National team Bahamas
Registered players 977 [1]
Clubs 7

Rugby union in the Bahamas is a minor, but relatively successful sport. They are currently ranked 86th in the International Rugby Board's world rankings.[2] There are less than one thousand registered athletes in the country and only seven official IRB sanctioned teams.[3]

Governing body

The governing body for rugby union in the Bahamas is Rugby Bahamas, founded in 1963 and their headquarters is located in Nassau.

History

The Bahamas compete in the Caribbean Championship, a tournament which includes Trinidad and Tobago, Bermuda, Martinique, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, British Virgin Islands, Antigua and Guyana.[4]

See also

External links

  • Official Website for Rugby Bahamas
  • NAWIRA Bahamas Page
  • (French) Archives du Rugby: Bahames

References

  1. ^ http://www.irb.com/unions/union=11000037/index.html
  2. ^ Official IRB World Rankings
  3. ^ Official IRB statistics on Rugby Bahamas
  4. ^ Bath, Richard (ed.) The Complete Book of Rugby (Seven Oaks Ltd, 1997 ISBN 1-86200-013-1) p78
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