Rugby Americas North (RAN) announced that International Rugby will return to its region this October. Meridian Rugby Fields, Home of the Turks and Caicos Islands Rugby Football Union, in Providenciales, is set to host the 2021 RAN Sevens October 16th Ė 17th, 2021.
This yearís competition is open to all unions of RAN, will feature only a Menís Tournament, with additional qualifications up for grabs to the champion. The winner of the two-day event will go on to play in the World Rugby Challenger Series in February/March of 2022, so long as they are full members of World Rugby.
On the Womenís side, Mexico has already qualified for the World Rugby Womenís Sevens Challenger Series in 2022. RAN is currently exploring the possibility of hosting a Womenís 10s tournament in October and is consulting with its member unions.
The event marks the first international competition hosted by RAN since the Womenís 10ís and Menís Under-19 in Barbados in July 2019 and the 2020 RAN Beach 5ís in Hollywood Beach Florida last January.