Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Rugby | Rugby World Cup

Mexico kick off road to 2015 by beating Jamaica



Mexico started the qualification process for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England with a crushing 68-14 win over regional rivals Jamaica in Mexico City.

A record crowd for a rugby match in Mexico of more than 2 000 saw the hosts dominate a clash refereed by South Africa's Craig Joubert – the man in the middle for last year's World Cup final between New Zealand and France – and one where the Webb Ellis Trophy itself was on display.

Mexico captain and scrumhalf Juan Pablo Andre, who scored one of his side's nine tries in Saturday's match, which also doubled as the opener in the North American Caribbean Rugby Association regional championship, said in an International Rugby Board statement: "It was hard work out there today, but I am very happy for the team and for Mexico rugby.

"It was a quick, physical match and we played some good rugby. We can now look forward to playing Cayman Islands in the next match."

Jamaica captain Carlyle Burger said: "Full respect to Mexico, they deserved to beat us, but we go back to Jamaica with our heads held high and the dream is definitely not over."

Over the next three years, 80 nations from all continents will compete in 184 matches as they bid to claim one of the eight qualification places on offer for the 2015 World Cup, joining the 12 countries guaranteed spots by their performances at the 2011 edition won by hosts New Zealand.

The 2015 World Cup qualifying cavalcade now rolls on to the Philippines, where Sri Lanka, Singapore, Philippines and Chinese Taipei will battle it out for the honours of being crowned Asian Five Nations Division 1 champions from April 14-20 as they bid to secure spots in the HSBC Asian Five Nations 2013 and the next phase of Asian qualifying.

Shop

SA Rugby Annual 2013
SA Rugby Annual 2013: The Official Year Book of the South African Rugby Union
R175.89
SA rugby annual 2014
The 2014 SA Rugby Annual is the official record of the South African season and is widely considered to be one of the finest yearbooks in world rugby
R175.89


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Sports Talk



Brendan Venter
The value of versatility
With injuries a constant diet in a competition as gruelling as Super Rugby, I believe the currency...

Tony Johnson
Super Rugby mid-term report
We’re about halfway through the round robin, so a mid-term report might be in order.

Gavin Rich
It ain’t won in April...or May
One of Naas Botha’s famous comments from back when he was a player was that the Currie Cup wasn’t...

Brenden Nel
The importance of Matfield
Much has been debated about Victor Matfield’s comeback over the past few months, with opinions...

Super Wrap
Season's bleatings
Christmas can come early and this year the Bulls decided to bring it to us not even halfway into a...

Duane Heath
Alvizo's reprieve
Alvizo Erasmus has never met Jannie du Plessis and probably never will, but these two men, who ply...