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Match Preview – Brazil vs Paraguay

Os Tupis will look for their first win of the South American ‘A’ Championship in their last fixture of the competition against Paraguay in São Paulo. The match will now be played on Friday evening after originally being planned for Saturday, and will no longer hold any relevance to Rugby ...

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O’Leary set for Canada trials

Canadian fans have been given an early boost ahead of the June test series with the confirmation that Shane O’Leary has committed to representing Canada at senior international level. The Irish-born flyhalf was a standout performer for the 2013 national u20 side, qualifying by virtue of a New Brunswick-born mother, ...

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Mitchell to leave Eagles for Bulls

John Mitchell’s days as Head Coach of the US Eagles are officially numbered. The 53-year-old New Zealander was on Thursday unveiled as the new Director of Rugby for the Bulls, South Africa’s regional side based out of Pretoria. Mitchell will replace Nollis Marais in the leading role for the Super ...

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BC Bears name squad to face Canada XV

Connor Braid headlines the BC Bears squad to face a Canada XV in Langford on Saturday. Now released from his contract with Aviva Premiership club Worcester Warriors, the inside back looks set to play a leading role during the Canadian Rugby Championships in July and August but will first take ...

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Teams set for Langford 7s

The men have wrapped up their HSBC Sevens Series for 2016-17 but there are still two stops left on the women’s circuit. This weekend it’s “Canada 7s” Take Two, this time in Langford as the women were only part of the Vancouver tournament in an exhibition capacity. Overall leaders New ...

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Match Preview – Jaguares vs Brumbies

Los Jaguares meet the Brumbies for the first time. Saturday’s Super Rugby match comes as the June Internationals are rapidly approaching. It is a late opportunity for players from both teams to press for places in Los Pumas and the Wallabies. Coming off the worst Jaguares display on record, Head ...

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Pumas Start for Barbarians vs England

Pumas Patricio Albacete and Facundo Isa are to start for the Barbarians vs England on Sunday. The international select side includes a star-studded list of players from the Aviva Premiership, Guinness Pro 12 and Top 14 competitions. Albacete will play in his usual position of second-row. The now-former Toulouse lock ...

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London Irish back in the Premiership

There was no shock result on Wednesday evening as London Irish achieved their goal of promotion to the Aviva Premiership with an emphatic win over Yorkshire Carnegie at the Madejski Stadium. An opening score by Canadian international Ciaran Hearn put Irish on track and while Carnegie fired back stayed within ...

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Mahoni signs for Narbonne

Narbonne will have two giant-sized USA internationals in their squad next season. Joining David Tameilau in France is 20-year-old second row Siaosi Mahoni, who moves from Tameilau’s old club Life West on the USA’s west coast to the south east coast of France. A veritable giant at 2.03m (6’8″) and ...

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How will Ireland line up against the USA?

Ireland’s June International series features one game vs the USA and two against Japan. All three matches are away from home. How will Ireland line up against the USA? Missing to Lions Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt is missing eleven players to the British & Irish Lions. Leading the list ...

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Team of the Week

It was knock-out weekend in European rugby but few Americas players had a say, so it’s the South American World Cup qualifiers that instead get the bulk of the attention. A ‘sneak preview’ of what might be headed our way in Major League Rugby was also worth noting as the ...

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London Irish near Premiership return

Two Canadians will line up for London Irish as they look to put a wrap on their return to the Aviva Premiership on Wednesday evening. With an 11-point buffer over Yorkshire Carnegie heading into the second leg of the Greene King IPA Championship final, a win at the Madejski would ...

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Argentina’s 2017 Internationals

The final details are yet to be made public though Americas Rugby News can confirm Argentina’s 2017 Internationals. The South Americans will play three home matches in June, three way in November and six in the Rugby Championship. The twelve matches are to see Argentina playing against seven countries. The ...

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