Rugby League World Cup: Jamaica reach tournament for first time
Jamaica qualified for the Rugby League World Cup for the first time after beating the United States in the final of the Americas Championship.
A 16-10 victory in Jacksonville sees the Reggae Warriors become the 11th nation to reach the 16-team 2021 World Cup, to be held in England.
Both teams scored two tries, but four goals by London Skolars half-back Jy-Mel Coleman proved decisive.
"This is massive for our nation," said head coach Romeo Monteith.
"To reach a World Cup is something extra special, it feels like there is one love."
Leeds full-back Ashton Golding was named man of the match after defying a neck injury to play a key role in Jamaica's victory.
The USA, who played in the 2017 World Cup, will have a second chance to qualify via a repechage competition in 2019.
"We've made it very hard for ourselves now," said head coach Sean Rutgerson.