Jamaica Rugby League
Jamaica Rugby League

By Richard Cowley, Date: 12/4/13

Rugby League in the Caribbean just got a little bigger with the Jamaica Rugby League Association announcing that they will be playing against rugby league new comers Trinidad on June the 15th in Kingston.

Being new to rugby league and recently setting up the Trinidad Rugby League Association the game will be the first time Trinidad have played a rugby league international. The birth of Trinidad on the international scene also shows the great work the Jamaica Rugby League Association have been doing to help grow the game in the Caribbean.

A month later the Jamaican’s will fly to Toronto where they will prepare to take on the Canadian’s in the Caribbean Carnival Cup. The Jamaican’s will be looking to win the Caribbean Carnival Cup for the first time. The game will take place on July the 20th and continue a rivalry between the two nations that goes back to 2010.

In 2010 Jamaica defeated Canada 32 – 12 in the Atlantic Cup. The following year in 2011 Canada hit back with a 40 – 10 win in the inaugural Caribbean Carnival Cup. Last year was the closest game to date with Jamaica narrowly going down to Canada 18 – 12 in the 2nd edition of the Caribbean Carnival Cup.

With some reggae rugby to boot the Jamaican’s will no doubt entertain all who go to watch them in 2013 and just might come back home with the Caribbean Carnival Cup in hand.