Rugby union in Saint Lucia

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Rugby union in Saint Lucia
CountrySaint Lucia
Governing bodySaint Lucia Rugby Football Union
National team(s) Saint Lucia
National competitions

Rugby union in St Lucia is a minor but growing sport. They are currently ranked 80th by the IRB. [1]

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Governing body

The governing body is the St. Lucia Rugby Football Union. [1]

History

Saint Lucia's first ever international rugby match was actually a Round 1a one-off 2007 Rugby World Cup qualifying match, as part of the Americas tournaments in 2005. The match was played against St Vincent & Grenadines, and Saint Lucia won 36 points to 25, which enabled them to advance into the next round of World Cup qualifying.

Women's rugby

Although St Lucia's women have not yet played test match rugby, they have been playing international sevens rugby since 2005. (Current playing record).

Notable players

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References

  1. 1 2 http://www.irb.com/unions/union=11000091/index.html Retrieved 3 July 2009