Tuesday , October 25 2016


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Premiership Eagles could face Māori


Aviva Premiership trio AJ MacGinty, Thretton Palamo, and Titi Lamositele may benefit from a surprise decision by Premiership Rugby to release players for internationals set to be played on the first weekend in November. Those dates fall outside of World Rugby’s official test window, and clubs are thus not obliged ...

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Brantford Harlequins lift McCormick Cup


Brantford Harlequins are the McCormick Cup champions for 2016. A 37-17 victory over Toronto Scottish at Fletcher’s Fields in Markham on Saturday saw the Marshall Premiership table-toppers make it a double, winning both the league and the playoffs to claim Ontario’s biggest prize. Big wins over Ajax Wanderers and Bytown ...

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Māori squad named for November tour


Head coach Colin Cooper and assistant Tana Umaga have named 26 players in their New Zealand Māori squad to depart on Sunday for a three-match tour that begins in Chicago against the US Eagles. Included are six new Māori caps with all but five of the squad boasting Super Rugby ...

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Domínguez dumped by Toulon


Diego Domínguez is out as head coach of Toulon. The Córdoba native has been replaced by his assistant Mike Ford with immediate effect. Ford had joined the team as backs coach just four weeks ago after being let go by Bath prior to the season. He replaces Domínguez, who was ...

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Tameilau joins Narbonne as Medical Joker


David Tameilau has been offered a reprieve by French Pro D2 club Narbonne. After his deal with Newcastle Falcons fell through for convoluted reasons, it appeared the US Eagles forward would have to return state-side but he will have his chance to taste European professional rugby after all. A shoulder ...

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Pools Confirmed for Nacional de Clubes

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The pools have been confirmed for the Nacional de Clubes. The competition brings together Argentina’s top performing clubs to compete for the right to be crowned national club champion. The 2017 competition will have two divisions – A and B. Each will contain four teams, thereby having a total of ...

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Injuries hampering Japan’s preparations


Already short-staffed with several top players missing from the initial squad named by coach Jamie Joseph, Japan have seen a further seven players pull out of preparations for their four-match November test series that starts in Tokyo on November 5 against Argentina. Among them is Japan’s most experienced test player, ...

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Uruguay’s System a Model for Others

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Uruguay’s rugby system is a model for others. Those were the words of Mark Egan, World Rugby’s Head of Development and Performance. Egan’s positive evaluation of Uruguay’s progress follows World Rugby’s decision to allocate Montevideo with hosting rights of the 2017 Junior World Trophy. Egan was speaking to Ignacio Chans ...

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Up and Under


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 More Argentine Props arrive in Europe The above title belongs in the under list. Indeed, the loss of players to Europe is ...

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Video: Imhoff Scores at Welford Road


Juan Imhoff scored at Welford Road today in the Champions Cup. Playing left wing for Racing 92 the Argentine flier scored a second half try playing away to the Leicester Tigers. Both teams scored two tries each but it was the Aviva Premiership club who came out on top. The ...

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The Chance of a World 7’s ‘A’ Circuit


The chance of a World 7’s ‘A’ circuit is alive. In an recent interview World Rugby Vice Chairman, Agustin Pichot, confirmed the possibility. World Rugby is seeking to increase international competition by opening the door to a development path. Set to gain from this are countries presently not involved, or rarely ...

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Punta del Este 7’s Seeking to Shine

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Uruguay’s premier Rugby 7’s competition is seeking to attract big names. Following two years of low-key competitions there are to be changes for the 2017 tournament. Little by little the competition is seeking to gain greater international relevance. The 7’s will be organized by Old Boys & Old Girls Club and tus ...

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Reuben Samuel to Coach Brazilian Women’s 7’s


Reuben Samuel is the new Head Coach of the Brazilian Women’s 7’s team. The New Zealander is to take control of the 2016 Olympians in the upcoming Sevens World Circuit. The competition gets underway in Dubai in December. Samuel arrives with experience to his name. Previous coaches roles include being ...

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All Blacks confirm touring squad


Fresh off winning their Bledisloe Cup match against Australia, New Zealand have named a 36-strong playing squad to depart for the United States in a week’s time ahead of their historic test match against Ireland to be held at Chicago’s Soldier Field on November 5. The team is virtually unchanged ...

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