Thursday, April 26, 2012

England 2015 Qualifying - NACRA Update

Rugby World Cup Qualification in the Americas is proving to be a highly unpredictable task as despite having started with a convincing 68-14 win over Jamaica in Mexico City, los Serpientes have been eliminated following a 46-13 loss against the Cayman Islands in Grand Cayman. Curiously, the Cayman Islands lost 19-18 against Jamaica, the same side that Mexico utterly took apart. The results mean that Jamaica and Mexico are out and will take no further part in Rugby World Cup 2015 qualification while the Cayman Islands have advanced to the next round where they will meet Bermuda and the Bahamas.

Elsewhere in NACRA qualification Barbados have succeeded in advancing to the next round after the Caribbean country smashed fellow West Indies country, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 51-0 to win the two match series 85-3 on aggregate. The result means that Barbadoes are going to face Trinidad and Tobago as well as Guyana in May in the next round of the qualifaction series. Qualifying will continue on May 05 with Trinidad and Tobago vs Barbados vs Barbados taking place in the Port of Spain.

The winner of the NACRA section of Rugby World Cup qualification will face the winner of CONSUR B which will involve Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Venezuela. There is still a long way to go, however, to determine which of Barbados, the Bahamas, Bermuda the Cayman Islands, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago will advance to face the winner of CONSUR B.

NACRA Qualification Wrap

Eliminated: Jamaica, Mexico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Advancing: Barbados, Cayman Islands

Upcoming matches

May 05 Trinidad and Tobago vs Barbados, Port of Spain
May 19 Barbados vs Guyana, venue tba
May 19 Bermuda vs Cayman Islands, Hamilton
June 02 Guyana vs Trinidad and Tobago, Georgetown
June 09 Bahamas vs Bermuda, Nassau

Jamaica vs Cayman Islands

1 comment:

  1. the results pattern really don't follow do they?

    I was thinking a big reason to do with that, is because perhaps the teams when travelling to away matches, might have several players who can't get time off work to travel

    so as a result the home teams are at a big advantage and have won all the NACRA matches