Panama national rugby union team

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Panama
Union Union de Rugby de Panama
Nickname(s) "Diablos Rojos" (Red Devils)
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First international
Flag of Panama.svg Panama 0 - 60 Costa Rica Flag of Costa Rica.svg
(19 February 2005)
Largest defeat
Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica 60 - 0 Panama Flag of Panama.svg
(19 February 2005)

The Panama national rugby union team represents Panama in rugby union. They are nicknamed the "Diablos Rojos" (Red Devils).

Panama Republic in Central America

Panama, officially the Republic of Panama, is a country in Central America, bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital and largest city is Panama City, whose metropolitan area is home to nearly half the country's 4 million people.

Rugby union Team sport, code of rugby football

Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world simply as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its most common form, a game is between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts at each end.

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History

Panama's first international match was in 2005, in Ciudad de Panama, Panama, against the Costa Rica national rugby union team, which they lost 60-0. At this time there were no names to represent the rugby selection of Panama as an official team. This team that played against Costa Rica during this year of 2005 no longer exists.

Costa Rica national rugby union team

The Costa Rica national rugby union team represents Costa Rica in international rugby union. The nation have yet to play in a Rugby World Cup tournament. The Costa Rica national rugby team played their first international in 2005 defeating their opponents Panama by 60-0.

In December 2006, Panama, represented now by an official rugby club named Diablos Rojos Rugby Club of Panama (D.R.R.C of Panama), played against the Law School Veterans team of Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Madrid, Spain) at Balboa Stadium, located in Ancon, Ciudad de Panama. The result of this game was 14-12 to the Madrid team.

Panama were accepted into, and hosted, the CONSUR Mayor C tournament.

The Confederación Sudamericana de Rugby (CONSUR) Championship C Division Championship took place between 5-11 October 2014 at Ciudad Deportiva Kiwanis in Clayton, Panama. This was the third time CONSUR has run a 3rd division championship.

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