|Union||Union de Rugby de Panama|
|Nickname(s)||"Diablos Rojos" (Red Devils)|
(19 February 2005)
(19 February 2005)
The Panama national rugby union team represents Panama in rugby union. They are nicknamed the "Diablos Rojos" (Red Devils).
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, 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.
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.
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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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The Unión Centroamericana de Fútbol, more commonly known by the acronym UNCAF, represents the national football teams of Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its member associations are part of CONCACAF.
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Rugby union in Panama is a minor, but growing sport.
Rugby union in Costa Rica is a minor, but growing sport.
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Club de Fútbol Ciudad Madero is a Mexican football team. They are nicknamed Petroleros (Oilers). The club was founded in 1957 where they won 2 titles the first in 1964 the second in 1973. The club is located in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, México. The club has played in the 3 most important leagues of Mexico. The club currently plays in the Tercera División de México.
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