Monday , August 29 2016

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Pumitas Roster Named for Uruguay


Argentina’s under 20’s side, Los Pumitas will face Uruguay on Wednesday. Taking place at the Estadio Charrúa in Montevideo the fixture will define the Sudamérica Rugby Cup. Argentina is coming off strong performances in Alta Gracia, Córdoba. Los Pumitas are now focusing on their next stage of preparations for the 2017 World ...

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Montero facing three weeks on the sidelines

photo credit: Steve Haag

Argentine left winger Manuel Montero is set to miss his team’s next two test matches. Having been replaced by Lucas González Amorosino at half time in Salta it has now been revealed that he will be unable to play again for 21 days.Montero suffered an injury to his left adductor magnus ...

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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 Argentina Los Pumas have done it again. Following on from their inaugural Rugby Championship win over South Africa a year ago they ...

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Historic firsts for Trainor and Vannes


Conor Trainor could not have asked for a better start to his professional career in France. The Canadian centre enjoyed a memorable debut for Vannes against Montauban on Friday, scything through the defense to score his first professional try in the 33rd minute. Despite trailing 17-13 at the half, Vannes ...

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Americas Rankings – August 28 2016

Foto Crédito: UAR / Rodrigo Vergara

There have been changes to the Americas Rankings following international competition this weekend. The updated Americas Rankings – August 29 2016 sees Argentina extending their lead a the top. As a result of defeating South Africa in Salta on Saturday Argentina has increased its ranking. The South Americans went into the match on ...

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Pumas Counting the Cost of Injury

Foto Crédito: UAR / Rodrigo Vergara

Argentina’s gutsy victory over South Africa yesterday took the team’s resources to the limit. While the talking point was that a third choice goal kicker landed the winning points this was not the real story. Rather it was a team with mounting casualties which forced many replacements to play out of position. ...

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Tebojo Mohoje Cited by SANZAAR

Photo Credit: Sport24

Springbok back-rower Tebojo Mohoje has been called upon by the SANZAAR citing commissioner to declare and may be sanctioned. During the match the Springboks number 7 performed multiple high tackles on Argentine players, including knocking-out Juan Martín Hernández in the second half. The Springbok is now required by SANZAAR to respond ...

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Ecuador Narrowly Down Guatemala in Guayaquil

Foto: Federación Ecuatoriana de Rugby.

Ecuador will play in the 2016 South American B Championship, it was confirmed today. In narrowing downing Guatemala 26-25 in Guayaquil today Ecuador secured the final place in the upcoming tournament. Lima, Peru will be the setting for this year’s South American B Championship. Like the 2015 edition Ecuador will join ...

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Colombia Crowned South American u18 Champions

Mexico Colombia South American u18's 2016

Colombia’s under 18 side have great reason to celebrate. The young Tucanes side defeated Mexico’s u18’s 27-24 in today’s final in Chiclayo, Peru. Today’s win rounds off a superb week for Los Tucanes. The Colombia’s defeated both Peru and Venezuela by large scorelines. Their win over Mexico sees them completing ...

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Canada fall to Ulster in exciting contest

photo credit: John Dickson

An action-packed match at Kingspan Stadium saw Canada ‘A’ drop their second match of their UK tour to the Ulster Ravens by a score of 48-38 on Friday. While the loss will be disappointing, it wasn’t all bad for Canada as they came back from 29-5 deficit at halftime to take ...

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Davis arrives in New Zealand

photo credit: Megan Messerly

There could be another American appearing in the Mitre 10 Cup before long. PRO Rugby sensation Spike Davis has touched down in New Zealand just two days ago and will suit up for the Tasman Griffins against Otago ‘B’ on Saturday. Davis will start on the bench in the reserve-grade ...

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Americas Players in Top 14 – Week 2


Week 2 of the 2016-2017 Top 14 season will see matches played on Saturday and Sunday in France. The competition features world class athletes from around the globe. Included are players from the Americas. This season’s edition is to continue with the importance of Americas players. Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Trinidad & ...

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Tomás Cubelli Joins 50-Cap Club

Foto: Rodrigo Vergara UAR

On Saturday afternoon Tomás Cubelli will become the 27th Puma to reach 50 caps. The Brumbies scrum half will reach the milestone mark as a replacement against South Africa in Salta. Cubelli has been selected behind Martín Landajo for the fixture. The Jaguares scrum half will earn his 58th cap and, in doing ...

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