Monday , July 25 2016

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Canada ‘A’ Tour – Who Will Get The Call?

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The Canadian Rugby Championship is all over, and today the national brain trust will grab a coffee with maple syrup and sit down to decide which 28 players will travel to the UK in three weeks’ time. Rugby Canada has yet to formally announce the tour, of course, but in case ...

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Ecuador Begin Preparations for Guatemala

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Ecuador has begun preparation for the all-important Americas repechage fixture. A roster of 40 players trained from Friday to Sunday at Fedeguayas field in Pascuales, Guayaquil. Los Piqueros will play host to Guatemala in a one-off match in Guayaquil on August 27. The winner will join Colombia, Peru and Venezuela in the 2016 ...

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Up and Under

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Up and Under is a weekly feature on Americas Rugby News which reviews the best and worst from games involving the Americas teams over the previous week. UP Classifying Americas Rugby Markets, new and old, offer great hope for a future of greatly expanded international competition in our region. This ...

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Rugby Carries the Olympic Torch through São Paulo

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Former Brazilian international fullback Sami Arap Sobrinho had the honor of carrying the Olympic torch through the streets of São Paulo. Now the president of the Confederação Brasilera de Rugby (CBRu), Arap was chosen by the organizing committee to run with the torch. Asap told reporters “the possibility to be ...

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Blues throttle Bears, win MacTier Cup

photo credit: José Romelo Lagman

The Ontario Blues left no doubts as to who the best team in the 2016 Johnsonville Canadian Rugby Championship as they claimed their fifth MacTier Cup title in six years with an emphatic 50-21 victory over the BC Bears at Fletcher’s Fields on Sunday. It didn’t quite match the sweltering ...

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Denver outlast San Francisco in shootout

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Denver moved to the top of the PRO table with a 31-24 win over San Francisco at Boxer Stadium on Sunday. The Stampede won the try-scoring sweepstakes by 5-4 in an exciting match that featured no shortage of ambitious attacking rugby. While the Rush will be disappointed with the result, ...

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Povey steals win from Rock

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Robbie Povey’s penalty kick in stoppage time gave the Wolf Pack an improbable win over the Atlantic Rock in St. John’s on Sunday afternoon. The result gives the visitors a temporary lead in the hunt for the MacTier Cup but leaves its fate entirely in the hands of the Ontario ...

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The Missing Pumas

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Daniel Hourcade’s 33-man roster for the Rugby Championship confirmed what the Head Coach had already stated. Argentina is no longer selecting those contracted to foreign clubs. As such nine members of the Rugby World Cup roster are missing. The Retired Not involved due to retirement are Horacio Agulla and Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe. ...

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CRC Final Day Permutations

photo credit: José Romelo Lagman

Some wild results from the 2016 Johnsonville Canadian Rugby Championship have made the final day one of the most anticipated in recent memory. While previous years have seen the title come down to a one-off match, three teams are within striking range of the MacTier Cup this time around so ...

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CRC Preview – Blues vs Bears

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The 2016 Johnsonville Canadian Rugby Championship will go right down to the wire thanks to victories by the Blues and the Rock on Thursday evening. While the winner of the game in St. John’s will lay the first claim on the MacTier Cup, Ontario will have the final say with ...

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CRC Preview – Rock vs Wolf Pack

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The stage is set for the last day of the 2016 Johnsonville Canadian Rugby Championship with the title very much up for grabs and three possible winners. Starting off Sunday’s entertainment is a tilt between the defending champions and the upstarts as the Wolf Pack take on the Rock in ...

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Player Handed Life Ban

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According to reports the Unión de Rugby de Tucumán is going to hand Victor Macías with a 99 year ban. The culprit bit off a part of Daniel Contreras’ finger in a Tucumán match between Aguará Guazú and Corsarios. The incident took place on Sunday July 10. Contreras recalls that “we both fell on the ...

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White calling it quits

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Sean White has announced his retirement from rugby at the age of 28. The popular Canadian from Victoria, BC, steps away after winning international recognition in both the 7 and 15-a-side versions of the game. After leading Canada’s u19 side in 2007 he partnered Nathan Hirayama in the 2008 IRB Junior ...

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PRO Week 15 – San Francisco vs Denver

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The second game on the PRO Rugby docket this weekend sees the Denver Stampede travel to sunny San Francisco to attempt to re-take the iron throne on top of the league standings. Trailing Ohio by only a single point, a big win would give Denver a psychological boost ahead of ...

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