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#RUGBY Americas North (RAN) hosted its Sevens Qualifiers over the weekend as the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium hosted the top programmes in the region looking to advance in further international competition.
#Canada won both the men’s and women’s Cup Championships while Team Bahamas finished the tournament with a 1-4 win loss record.
#On day one, The Bahamas suffered a 34-0 loss to The Cayman Islands, a hard fought 20-19 loss to the Turks and Caicos Islands and 36-7 loss to Mexico to fall to 0-3. On day two, The Bahamas opened play with their highest scoring match and lone win of the tournament, a 26-12 decision over The British Virgin Islands. Kevin Deveaux was one of the top offensive threats for The Bahamas with the lone try scored against Mexico and a pair of tries against BVI.
#Team Bahamas concluded their run in the tournament with a 31-21 loss to Guyana. The tournament is a qualifier for a pair of major upcoming events including the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa in September, and the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, England in July.
#A total of 19 programmes (13 men’s teams and five women’s teams) competed in 46 matches, over the last two days at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium. Other participating men’s teams included Jamaica, Curacao, Guyana, The British Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, Turks and Caicos, Bermuda, Belize, and Barbados.
#Women’s teams included Jamaica, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, and The Cayman Islands.