Rugby Americas North (RAN), in conjunction with Federación Mexicana de Rugby, announced that the 2022 RAN Super 7s next month in Mexico City in which Bermuda was set to compete has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.
“After discussions with RAN’s Medical Committee and the Mexican Rugby Federation, it is with regret that RAN have made the decision to postpone the RAN Super 7s scheduled for February 2022 in Mexico City,” said Brooks. “We are taking a precautionary measure as the Omicron variant continues to surge around the globe.”
Dubbed the “Super 7s”, the two-day tournament was set to be the biggest event in RAN’s history with more than 25 teams competing across three divisions on two fields. The tournament also acted as a qualifier for the Centro Caribe Games, RWC Sevens qualifiers in June 2022 and the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England in 2022.
“The decision was made with the welfare of all participating players, management, officials, volunteers and spectators in mind. RAN hopes to re-schedule the tournament to a later date in 2022,” added Brooks.