Fifth place finish for ‘Green Machine’ at RAN Sevens


The ‘Green Machine’, Guyana’s senior national Men’s rugby team, finished fifth in the Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens tournament in the Turks and Caicos at the weekend.

After losing both their preliminary games in the Cup competition on Sunday, Guyana had to settle for a spot in the fifth place playoff, which they won, beating the British Virgin Islands 43-0.

Earlier in the day, they lost 24-0 to eventual champions Jamaica and 26-5 to Barbados.

On Saturday, the Guyanese, seven-time champions of the tournament, had mixed results, beating Belize 36-5 and then losing to Bermuda 15-7 in Pool C action.

Below are the full results of the two-day competition.


Pool A

Jamaica 24-5 Turks and Caicos

Jamaica 31-7 British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands 19-15 Turks and Caicos

Pool B

Mexico 33-0 Curacao

Mexico 22-19 Barbados

Barbados 24-7 Curacao

Pool C

Guyana 36-5 Belize

Bermuda 15-7 Guyana

Bermuda 38-0 Belize


(Plate) Turks and Caicos 17-7 Curacao

(Pool One) Jamaica 24-0 Guyana

(Pool Two) Mexico 50-0 British Virgin Islands

(Plate) Curacao 45-0 Belize

(Pool One) Barbados 26-5 Guyana

(Pool Two) Bermuda 41-0 British Virgin Islands

(Plate) Turks and Caicos 22-0 Belize

(Pool One) Jamaica 21-0 Barbados

(Pool Two) Mexico 12-5 Bermuda

(Plate final) Curacao 24-12 Turks and Caicos

(Fifth place playoff) Guyana 43-0 British Virgin Islands

(Third place playoff) Barbados 17-12 Bermuda

(Final) Jamaica 21-7 Mexico

The tournament acts as a qualifier for next year’s World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series, with the winning side gaining the opportunity to compete for the 16th and final spot on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series.

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