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Re: North American & Caribbean Rugby (NACRA)

Postby carbonero » Thu, 29 Mar 2018, 22:49

There has to be some sort of P/R playoff because the Sudamericano has been demoted to a development competition. The Americas Rugby Championship will eventually be used for RWC qualification purposes, so they need to redesign the whole pyramid to give every nation a fair chance. The most logical approach would be:

A: RAN Cup winner vs. RAN Trophy winner

A2: A1 vs. RAN Championship winner

A3: Sudamericano B Winner vs. Sudamericano C Winner

A4: A2 vs. A3

A5: A4 vs. Americas Rugby Challenge winner

A6: A5 vs. Third placed team in the Americas Rugby Championship

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Re: North American & Caribbean Rugby (NACRA)

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Mon, 09 Apr 2018, 12:00

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Re: North American & Caribbean Rugby (NACRA)

Postby RugInt » Sat, 14 Apr 2018, 08:38

"For the 2018 season, Guyana and Mexico are playing in the new Americas Rugby Challenge in August along with South American Rugby teams, Columbia and Paraguay. The second place finisher of the two RAN teams in the new competition will play the top team from the RAN 2018 Championship division, excluding USA South. The winner will compete in the 2019 Americas Rugby Challenge and the loser will play in the 2019 Men’s 15s RAN Championship division, and will assume the division rank held by the Championship team that contested the playoff. Home field advantage will be awarded to the Championship winning team."


I had a question but I read it again and now understand.

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Re: North American & Caribbean Rugby (NACRA)

Postby TheStroBro » Sat, 14 Apr 2018, 18:44

Any ideas on why Guyana is a member of RAN and not SudAmerica Rugby?

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Re: North American & Caribbean Rugby (NACRA)

Postby rey200 » Sat, 14 Apr 2018, 20:02

Politics, political and cultural attachment to the Carribeans

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Re: North American & Caribbean Rugby (NACRA)

Postby victorsra » Sat, 14 Apr 2018, 23:03

Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana are considered part of the Caribbean and NOT South America in almost all sports.

In soccer they are also part of Concacaf (North, Central Americas and Caribbean) and not Conmebol (South America), for exemple. They have almost no connections to the rest of South America.
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