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Americas Rankings – September 03 2017

The final round of the 2017 South American C Championship was played on Saturday. Nicaragua faced Panama in the Bronze Final while Costa Rica took-on Guatemala in the championship decider. Following match results the Americas Rankings have been updated. The September 03 2017 rankings see changes.

Nicaragua’s historic 46-36 win over Panama has created a new blueprint for rugby in Central America. Los Tiburones entered this year’s tournament as debutants. They played their best against both Guatemala and Costa Rica but fell short. Their win over Panama was against the 2016 third placed side.

Panama’s 2016 win over El Salvador saw Los Diablos rise in the rankings but now Nicaragua is above both Panama and El Salvador. The updated rankings see Panama dropping from 28.34 to 27.32 points. Nicaragua improves from 28.14 to 29.16 points. With it Nicaragua moves above both Panama and the Dominica Republic.

The South American Championship C Final was an 8-8 draw. Based on overall results in the tournament, hosts Costa Rica were crowned champions. Superior overall victories over Nicaragua and Panama meant Guatemala’s two-year-reign as Champions of Central America is now over.

In the Americas Rankings the September 03 2017 changes mean that Guatemala rises slightly and Costa Rica falls. This is based on their rankings prior to the match being Costa Rica with 32.30 points and Guatemala with 33.89. Home advantage accounts for Costa Rica’s fall.

The updated rankings see Costa Rica on 32.16 points and Guatemala on 34.03. This sees Guatemala tied now for 18th spot with the Bahamas. Costa Rica remains 22nd in the Americas.

The Americas Rankings will be updated again next Sunday. Changes as possible based on Argentina’s performance away against New Zealand. They face in a Rugby Championship match in New Plymouth on Saturday morning Argentine time.

RANK COUNTRY POINTS WRR
1 argentina-logo-thumbnail Argentina 78.00 11
2 usa-logo-thumbnail USA 65.84 17
3 uruguay-logo-thumbnail Uruguay 63.15 18
4 canada-logo-thumbnail Canada 59.47 23
5 chile-logo-thumbnail Chile 54.76 28
6 brazil-logo-thumbnail Brazil 54.50 29
7 paraguay-logo-thumbnail Paraguay 48.54 39
8 colombia-logo-thumbnail Colombia 47.97 44
9 guyana-logo-thumbnail Guyana 46.55 49
10 trinidad-tobago-logo-thumbnail Trinidad & Tobago 45.51 53
11 cayman-islands-logo-thumbnail Cayman Islands 45.20 54
12 mexico-logo-thumbnail Mexico 45.12 55
13 venezuela-logo-thumbnail Venezuela 41.14 62
14 jamaica-logo-thumbnail Jamaica 38.76 69
15 bermuda-logo-thumbnail Bermuda 37.39 76
16 peru-logo-thumbnail Peru 36.82 79
17 barbados-logo-thumbnail Barbados 36.48 83
18 bahamas-logo-thumbnail Bahamas 34.03 87
= guatemala-logo-thumbnail Guatemala 34.03 =
20 turks-caicos-logo-thumbnail Turks & Caicos Islands 33.53 90
21 st-vincent-logo-thumbnail St. Vincent and the Grenadines 33.12 91
22 costa-rica-logo-thumbnail Costa Rica 32.16 93
23 saint-lucia-logo-thumbnail St. Lucia 31.79 95
24 ecuador-logo-thumbnail Ecuador 30.57 100
25 belize-logo-thumbnail Belize 30.00
= bolivia-logo-thumbnail Bolivia 30.00
= british-virgin-islands-logo-thumbnail British Virgin Islands 30.00
= cuba-logo-thumbnail Cuba 30.00
= guadeloupe-logo-thumbnail Guadeloupe 30.00
= haiti-logo-thumbnail Haiti 30.00
= honduras-logo-thumbnail Honduras 30.00
= martinique-logo-thumbnail Martinique 30.00
= st-kitts-nevis-logo-thumbnail St. Kitts and Nevis 30.00
= suriname-logo-thumbnail Suriname 30.00
35 nicaragua-logo-thumbnail Nicaragua 29.16
36 Dominican Republic 29.12
37 panama-logo-thumbnail Panama 27.32
38 curacao-logo-thumbnail Curaçao 27.08
39 el-salvador-logo-thumbnail El Salvador 26.63

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Formally created in June 2015, this website’s goal is to increase media exposure of the Tier 2 rugby nations, and create a hub with a focus on the stories of rugby in the Americas – North, Central and South.

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