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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Bermuda in Fireminds RAN Sevens 2021 Pool C

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Tournament organizers announced pools for next month’s Fireminds Rugby Americas North Sevens in Turks and Caicos, with Bermuda drawn in Pool C.

Held at the picturesque Meridian Rugby Fields in Providenciales, the event marks the return to international competition for RAN’s region and acts as an official qualifier for the 2022 World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series. The winner of that tournament, with dates and location yet to be announced by World Rugby, booking the 16th and final spot on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

Having just featured in back-to-back tournaments on the World Series over the last two weekends in Vancouver and Edmonton, Jamaica and Mexico – who will headline Pool A and B respectively – enter the tournament as Favorites to meet in the Cup Final on day two.

Pool A is joined by the Dominican Republic and the BVI, while Pool B will see the hosts Turks and Caicos alongside Barbados. Pool C sees Bermuda, Guyana, Curacao and Belize, who are set to make their international sevens debut, set to square off on day one.

Pool A

Jamaica
Dominican Republic
British Virgin Islands

Pool B

Mexico
Barbados
Turks and Caicos

Pool C

Bermuda
Guyana
Curaçao
Belize

The top two teams in each pool will go forward into the Cup Competition on Day 2 and the remaining 4 teams will play a round-robin competition. On day one, teams in Pool A & B will play two games to decide who will advance to the cup competition on day two. Pool C, which has four teams, will see each nation play three games on day one.

In the Cup Competition on day two, teams will play two matches to amongst their respective pools to decide positioning for the Cup final, Bronze final, and 5th place playoff.

Day 2 – Cup:

Pool 1

Winner Pool A
Runner-Up Pool C
Runner-Up Pool B

Pool 2

Winner Pool B
Winner Pool C
Runner-Up Pool A

5th / 6th Play-Off: 3rd Place Pool 1 v 3rd Place Pool 2
3rd / 4th Play-Off: 2nd Place Pool 1 v 2nd Place Pool 2
Final: 1st Place Pool 1 v 1st Place Pool 2

Day 2 Plate Round Robin – 3 matches per team

The official schedule will be announced closer to the tournament kicking off. Unfortunately, due to travel restrictions due to COVID-19, Cayman Islands Rugby Union has withdrawn from the tournament.
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