AMERICA RUGBY NEWS-Jamaica have been crowned the 2017 Men’s Rugby Americas North Sevens champions. Their impressive campaign saw them build on finishing top of their pool on day one to win the tournament played in Mexico City. In running-out winners Jamaica have officially qualified for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.
Jamaica secured qualification for the Rugby Sevens World Cup in dramatic fashion. It took a last minute try in the final against Guyana to book the spot. In addition to playing in San Francisco 2018, Jamaica also qualified for the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization (CACSO) Games, Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Hong Kong Sevens.
Jamaica were pooled with the Dominican Republic and Bermuda. They topped their pool while Mexico and Guyana were the other pool winners.
Mexico started by hammering Curaçao 61-0. Impressive results continued to come in before they fell 26-12 against Jamaica at the Semi Finals stage. This set up Jamaica vs Guyana in the Gold Final while Mexico took-on Trinidad & Tobago in the Bronze Final.
In the Bronze Final Mexico came out on top with a 22-14 victory. The battle for 5th place resulted in the Cayman Islands downing Bermuda 21-14.
DAY ONE RESULTS
Mexico 61-0 Curacao
Trinidad & Tobago 38-0 British Virgin Islands
Guyana 26-14 Cayman Islands
Jamaica 26-0 Dominican Republic
Mexico 66-0 British Virgin Islands
Trinidad & Tobago 70-0 Curaçao
Cayman Islands 21-14 Barbados
Bermuda 19-14 Dominican Republic
Mexico 19-7 Trinidad & Tobago
British Virgin Islands 31-7 Curaçao
DAY TWO RESULTS
Guyana 19-19 Bermuda
Jamaica 19-17 Cayman Islands
Barbados 42-0 Curaçao
Dominican Republic 28-0 British Virgin Islands
Trinidad & Tobago 22-19 Bermuda
Mexico 33-0 Cayman Islands
Barbados 40-0 British Virgin Islands
Dominican Republic 40-7 Curaçao
Guyana 14-7 Trinidad & Tobago
Jamaica 26-12 Mexico
British Virgin Islands 26-7 Curaçao
Barbados 21-5 Dominican Republic
Fifth Place Final: Bermuda 14-21 Cayman Islands
Bronze Final: Mexico 22-14 Trinidad & Tobago
Gold Final: Jamaica 28-24 Guyana
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