|Rugby union in Martinique|
|Governing body|| French Rugby Federation |
Comité Territorial de Rugby de la Martinique
Rugby union in Martinique is a minor, but growing sport.
The Comité Territorial de Rugby de la Martinique is a committee under the umbrella of the French Rugby Federation which is the governing body for rugby union within French Guiana.
The committee is not affiliated to the IRB in its own right, but it is affiliated to NACRA, (formerly NAWIRA), which is the regional governing body for North America and the Caribbean.
Rugby was introduced to Martinique by the French who colonised the area. More talented players tend to leave for Metropolitan France.
There have been occasional games against sides from the other Caribbean islands. Most of its rugby contacts are either with them, or with France itself.
Martinique competes in the NACRA Caribbean Championship, a tournament which includes Trinidad and Tobago, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Antigua and Guyana.
The Guyana national rugby union team represents Guyana in the sport of rugby union. They have thus far not qualified for a Rugby World Cup, but have participated in qualifying tournaments.
Rugby union in Trinidad and Tobago is a popular sport. There are currently 4,457 registered players, and 13 clubs. They are currently ranked 45th in the world.
The NAWIRA Caribbean Women's 15-a-side Rugby Championship, to give the competition its full title, was a small tournament run by the IRB through NAWIRA - the North America and West Indies Rugby Association. Seven-a-side rugby is growing inter-island sport, but the full 15-a-side game is significantly more resource intensive and so it was only with the financial support of the IRB that the first tournament took place in December 2003.
Rugby union in the Bahamas is a minor, but relatively successful sport. They are currently ranked 86th in the International Rugby Board's world rankings. There are fewer than one thousand registered athletes in the country and only seven official IRB sanctioned teams.
Rugby union in the Cayman Islands is a growing sport. The Cayman Islands national rugby union team is ranked 62nd in the world, with 2,256 registered players.
The Turks and Caicos Islands Rugby Football Union, or TCIRFU, is the body managing rugby union in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The TCIRFU has its head office and grounds on Providenciales, where Turks and Caicos rugby union international matches are played. In addition the Union also trains on Grace Bay beach on Providenciales.
The West Indies Rugby Union was established in 1975 and is the governing body of the twelve West Indies Unions.
Rugby union in the British Virgin Islands is a minor but growing sport. They currently have around 440 registered players.
Rugby union in Jamaica is a minor but growing sport. They are currently ranked 84th by the IRB, with 2,090 registered players. Rugby union in Jamaica is governed by the Jamaica Rugby Union.
Rugby union in the Dominican Republic is a minor, but growing sport.
Rugby union in Guadeloupe is a minor, but growing sport.
Rugby union in the Turks and Caicos Islands is a minor, but growing sport.
Rugby Americas North, abbreviated as RAN, is the governing body for rugby union in the North American continental region. Rugby Americas North operates under the authority of World Rugby, and is one of six regional unions represented within it.
Rugby union in Antigua and Barbuda is a minor but growing sport. They are currently unranked by World Rugby.
The Rugby Americas North Women's Sevens, or RAN Women's Sevens, is the regional championship for women's international rugby sevens in North America and the Caribbean. The tournament is held over two days, typically on a weekend in November. It is sanctioned and sponsored by Rugby Americas North, which is the rugby union governing body for the region. Prior to 2016, it was referred to as the North America and Caribbean Women's Sevens.
The Martinique Rugby Committee is a committee under the umbrella of the French Rugby Federation which is the governing body for rugby union within Martinique.
The Guadeloupe Rugby Committee is a committee under the umbrella of the French Rugby Federation which is the governing body for rugby union within Guadeloupe.
The Dominican Rugby Federation, known as Fedorugby — or officially in Spanish: Federación Dominicana de Rugby, is the governing body for rugby union in the Dominican Republic. It was founded on 20 October 2004 and became affiliated to the North America Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) in the following year.
The Saint Kitts and Nevis Rugby Association is the rugby governing body in Saint Kitts and Nevis. Based in Basseterre, it was founded in 2008. The association became affiliated to the North America Caribbean Rugby Association in the following year, but it is not currently a member of World Rugby.
The Rugby Americas North Sevens, or RAN Sevens, is an international rugby sevens competition organised by Rugby Americas North. The event has been held annually since 2004. It was originally known as the North America and West Indies Rugby Association Sevens.
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