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Ja Crocs win RANS, qualify for World Cup Sevens

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 1:42 PMRachid Parchment

The Jamaica Crocs rugby union team has qualified for next year's Rugby World Cup Sevens and three other competitions to take place next year. This was after winning the 2017 Rugby Americas North Sevens (RANS) Tournament which was played at Estadio Campo Marte in Mexico at the weekend.

The Jamaicans defeated the hosts 24-14 in the semi final and then Guyana 28-25 in the grand finale to also advance to next year's Hong Kong Sevens tournament, the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organisation (CASCO) Games and the Commonwealth Games set for the Gold Coast in Australia in April next year.

The Jamaica Lady Crocs also gave a creditable showing in Mexico, returning with the bronze medal after finishing third in their tournament. Dae-Marie White, Christina Groves and Lisa Frazer were the standout players in the tournament, scoring the most tries. The Lady Crocs will also advance to next year's CASCO Games.