Shakera Robinson, who has battled and beat cancer, and has been a survivor for nine years made a remark on Sunday. She said, “Rugby is a tough sport and cancer is a tough sickness. We were even stronger to beat cancer, and it feels good.” Her words drew an applause from fellow cancer survivors around her.
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Ten men’s and sevens women’s teams from the Rugby Americas North region will square off in Mexico City this weekend with places at Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 up for grabs.
T&T’s senior men’s team led by Joseph Quashie qualified for the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organisation (CACSO) Games following this weekend’s intense competition in the Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens Tournament held over the weekend at Fronton Campo Mart in Mexico City, Mexico.
Harvard Sports and Cultural Club were rewarded for its hard work all season by winning the Championship Division of the T&T Rugby Football Union by beating Trinidad Northerns in the final 29-15 at the Queen’s Park Savannah on Sunday.
Jamaica and Mexico will compete at a Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament for the first time in the men’s and women’s competitions respectively after being crowned Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens champions.
MEXICO CITY — Mexico City, home of the Campo Marte athletic grounds, will once again play host to the annual Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens tournament on November 25th and 26th, 2017. The international men’s and women’s tournament was last played on the nearly 62 thousand square meter facility in 2014. All Members of RAN, including Associate Members and Regional Development Unions are expected to participate. This year’s international competition is a qualifier for the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization (CACSO) Games, 2018 Hong Kong Sevens, Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 and Commonwealth Games.