USA Rugby South Open 2018 Rugby Americas North Championship Against Bermuda

USA Rugby South & Bermuda

The  Rugby Americas North (RAN) Men’s 15s Competition includes eleven matches from April through July. Eight RAN teams plus the USA South representative team will compete in three divisions–Championship, Cup, and Trophy.

“Bermuda, USA South, Cayman Islands and Trinidad & Tobago will compete in the top Championship division. Jamaica and Barbados will play a home and away match each in the Cup division, and Curacao, Dominican Republic, and Guadeloupe will compete in the Trophy division.

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.

This year the competition will also feature promotion and relegation between the 2018 Cup and Championship divisions, with either Jamaica or Barbados moving up to the Championship in 2019. The last place finisher in the Championship will be relegated to the 2019 Cup division. Currently, no promotion or relegation is slated between the Cup and Trophy divisions but RAN hopes to included more teams in the 2019 tournament.

So as to ensure that all Members have the opportunity to play at least one senior men’s 15 a-side international match in 2018, Turks and Caicos will play the British Virgin Islands on May 12th in Providenciales and St. Vincent and The Grenadines will play and home match versus St. Lucia at a date to be confirmed.”

Fixtures, results, and standings for the 2018 tournament can be found on the tournament website at rugbyamericasnorth.com/mens15s and fans can follow on social media using the hashtag #RAN15s.

USA Rugby South vs. Bermuda

USA Rugby South Men open their defense of the Rugby Americas North Championship in Bermuda. On May 12, 2018,  the Panthers take on the Bermuda RFU in Hamilton, Bermuda at 3:00 pm local time. This will be the first visit to Bermuda since 2013 when the Panthers were undefeated for their first RAN (NACRA) title.

USARS Squad

Austin Grant Augusta
Calvin Storey Raleigh
Chris Sillay Charlotte
Cormac Kenan Southern Pines
David Coleman Birmingham
David Williams Chattanooga
Ethan Winel Chattanooga
Hein Erasmus Miami Tridents
Irving Carcamo Charlotte
Jamal Hadley Old Blue
Jarrett Gartin Atlanta Old White
Jordan Gunderson Denver
Lucas Baistrocchi Atlanta Old White
Luke Schlotman Life U
Matt Fontana Atlanta Renegades
Michael Martinez Nashville
Patrick Audino Naples
Shawn Dawley U of Alabama
Shawn Riley Southern Pines
Stephen Cappello Mystic River
Waymon Cassell Nashville
Willis Hardaway University of Memphis
Zach Miller Southern Pines

Rene Daniel Head Coach USARS
Renaldo Arroyo Coach Valdosta St U
Francesco Balsas Coach Atlanta Old White
Fred Reynolds Medical Philly/Whitemarsh
Gary Kent Mgr Columbus/Fort Benning

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