Mexico national rugby union team

Mexico national rugby union team

Mexico
Union Federación Mexicana de Rugby
Nickname(s) Serpientes (Snakes)
Coach(es) Simon Pierre
Captain(s) Juan Pablo Andrade
First international
 Mexico 46 - 12 Colombia 
(7 June 1996)
Largest win
 Mexico 96 - 0 Turks and Caicos Islands 
(28 June 2014)
Largest defeat
 Bermuda 26 - 7 Mexico 
(5 June 2011)
World Cup
Appearances 0

The Mexican national rugby union team represents Mexico in international rugby union competitions. Mexico entered the IRB International Rankings in March 2012, ranked initially in joint 71st place with other new entrants Pakistan and the Philippines.

Contents

  • 2015 Rugby World Cup qualifying 1
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup qualifying 2
  • Record 3
    • Overall Record 3.1
  • Current squad 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

2015 Rugby World Cup qualifying

A record crowd for a Rugby match in Mexico saw the home team dispatch Jamaica 68-14 in Mexico City to open their NACRA Caribbean Championship account with a victory in a match that also doubled as the opening Rugby World Cup 2015 qualification match at the Universidad Iberoamericana football grounds. The home side kept their hopes alive of progressing to face the winners of the CONSUR B tournament in the South American region in the next phase of qualifying with an excellent display of pace, power and execution, running in nine tries in front of more than 2,000 vociferous fans.[1]

2011 Rugby World Cup qualifying

Mexico's first official test match, and first participation in Rugby World Cup qualifying, was in March 2008. In that match, Mexico secured a 47-7 victory over Saint Vincent and the Grenadines national rugby union team in 2011 Rugby World Cup qualifying. Mexico's record in qualifying was 2-2, finishing 6th place in Round 1A of the Americas qualification zone.

Record

Overall Record

Updated to 30 June 2014.

Team Mat Won Lost Draw % For Aga Diff
 Bahamas 3 1 2 0 33.33 62 58 +4
 Barbados 1 0 1 0 0.00 20 21 -1
 Bermuda 2 1 1 0 50.00 63 35 +28
 Brazil 2 0 2 0 0.00 19 126 -107
 Cayman Islands 6 2 4 0 33.33 92 119 -27
 Colombia 1 0 0 1 50.00 10 10 0
 Jamaica 2 2 0 0 100.00 102 22 +80
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 1 0 0 100.00 47 7 +40
 Turks and Caicos Islands 1 1 0 0 100.00 96 0 +96
 USA South 1 0 1 0 0.00 23 50 -27
Total 20 8 11 1 42.5 534 448 +86

Current squad

Mexico squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup qualification match against Cayman Islands.[2]

References

  1. ^ IRB, Mexico off to flyer in RWC 2105 qualifying, http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/news/newsid=2061635.html#mexico+flyer+rwc+2015+qualifying
  2. ^ "Third Concentration of Serpents".  

External links

  • Federación Mexicana de Rugby - Official Site
  • Wallabies México Rugby Football Club - Official Site
  • TEMPLARIOS México Rugby Football Club - Official Site