Pan American Games a big step for rugby
The IRB welcomes the news that the Pan American Sports Organisation (PASO) will include Rugby as a participation sport in the 2011 Pan A...
Juan Pablo Andrade scored the first two of Mexico’s seven tries as they ran out 47-7 winners over St Vincent and The Grenadines on Saturday in a pre-qualifier for the right to enter the NAWIRA region qualifying process for Rugby World Cup 2011.
Mexico were physically superior to their hosts and dominated the set pieces and possession at the National Cricket Stadium in Arnos Vale, establishing a 23-0 lead at half time with centre Richard Quintana touching down after fly half Andrade’s double.
Wing Carlos Peterson increased that advantage with Mexico’s fourth try before centre Dugal James gave the home fans something to cheer by touching down for St Vincent and The Grenadines in the 51st minute.
Lorson Lewis kicked the conversion to make it 28-7, but Mexico responded with tries from replacements Luis Bullrich and Gabrielle Nanni before Peterson claimed the final score of the match four minutes from time.