|Rugby union in Trinidad and Tobago|
|Country||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Governing body||Trinidad and Tobago Rugby Football Union|
|National team(s)||Trinidad and Tobago|
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 governing body is the Trinidad and Tobago Rugby Football Union (TTRFU).
The first record of rugby union being played in Trinidad and Tobago dates to the expatriate community in 1922.
The game remained confined to this community until the late 1960s when an emphasis on schools development began.This period declined by the end of the 1970s and was not renewed until 1990 in 12 schools.
Trinidad and Tobago has 13 clubs including the teams of the police and the Army.
Trinidad and Tobago participated in the Qualifying Round of the 1997 Rugby World Cup Sevens. They went on to host and win the first ever Caribbean Zone Rugby World Cup Sevens qualifying tournament in January 2000 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium. In XV aside, the participated in qualifying for the 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cup finals. They failed to qualify on each occasion.
Trinidad and Tobago participated in the inaugural Rugby Sevens at the 1998 Commonwealth Games held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Trinidad and Tobago competes in the Caribbean Championship, a tournament which includes Bermuda, Martinique, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Antigua and Guyana.Trinidad and Tobago has entered every Caribbean Rugby Championship since inception in 1966 and have won in 1967, 1973, 1983, 1985 and 1997 and the inaugural south Caribbean Rugby Championship in 1999.
Trinidad and Tobago are one of the founding members of the Caribbean Rugby Football Union, which was formed in 1975 and is now called the West Indies Rugby Union. The Caribbean nation hosts the Caribbean Sevens annually on the first weekend in December.
The Barbados national rugby union team represents Barbados at the sport of rugby union. Barbados has been playing international rugby union since the mid-1990s. They have thus far not qualified for a Rugby World Cup. Barbados has also hosted the Caribbean Championship.
The Bahamas national rugby union team represent the Bahamas in the sport of rugby union. The team have thus far not qualified for a Rugby World Cup, but have participated in qualifying tournament. The nation is classified as tier three by the International Rugby Board (IRB).
The Jamaica national rugby union team represents Jamaica in the sport of rugby union. The team have thus far not qualified for a Rugby World Cup, but have participated in qualifying tournaments.
The Trinidad and Tobago national rugby union team has thus far not qualified for the Rugby World Cup, but has participated in qualifying tournaments since 1999. They are classed as a tier-three nation by World Rugby.
The Bermuda national rugby union team represents Bermuda in the sport of rugby union. Bermuda are the current Caribbean Champions 2019 although they have thus far not played in a Rugby World Cup, but have participated in qualifying tournaments.
The Arabian Gulf rugby union team was a combined team of players that represented the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council in international rugby union competitions. The team competed in international matches between 1993 and 2010, and was governed by the Arabian Gulf Rugby Football Union (AGRFU). Associate members were Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan.
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.
The British Virgin Islands national rugby union team represents the British Virgin Islands in international rugby union. The nation are a member of the International Rugby Board (IRB) and have yet to play in a Rugby World Cup tournament. The British Virgin Islands played their first international in 1996 – losing to Barbados 17 – 0.
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.
In the American Region for Rugby World Cup Qualifying, two teams, Canada and USA, qualified directly to the world cup and the third place, Uruguay, entered a playoff against the third place European team and the second place African and Asian teams.
Rugby union is a growing sport in the Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands national rugby union team is ranked 62nd in the world, with 2,256 registered players.
Rugby union in Martinique is a minor, but growing sport.
Rugby union in the British Virgin Islands is a minor but growing sport. They currently have around 440 registered players.
Rugby union in Guyana is a minor but growing sport. They are currently ranked 66th by the IRB, with 1032 registered players.
Rugby union in Jamaica is a minor but growing sport. They are currently ranked 67th by World Rugby, with 2,090 registered players. Rugby union in Jamaica is governed by the Jamaica Rugby Football Union.
Rugby union in St Lucia is a minor but growing sport. They are currently ranked 80th by the IRB.
Rugby union in the Turks and Caicos Islands is a minor, but growing sport.
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 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.