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Americas Six Nations vital believes Pichot

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Former Pumas captain Agustín Pichot believes that the Americas Six Nations concept is not only appropriate at this point in time but also necessary. Without efforts being made the hierarchy in which Argentina has a superior test side than the others will remain unchanged. The former scrumhalf believes in helping ...

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‘Get Into Rugby’ campaign grows rugby in Ecuador

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The Federación Ecuatoriana de Rugby (FER)’s interest in developing rugby throughout Ecuador saw the implementation of the Get Into Rugby (GIR) campaign in April. In a collaborated effort together with World Rugby, the Confederación Sudamericana de Rugby (CONSUR), the Ecuartorian Olympic Committee and the Ecuatorian Ministry of Sport the program is ...

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Argentina to host depleted French squad in 2016

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France’s end of season tour to Argentina in June 2016 has been placed in danger. The two-test tour is scheduled to go ahead but will coincide with the play-offs in France’s Top 14 thus denying the French test team of players involved in the later stages of the competition. The ...

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Americas Six Nations to begin in 2016

Argentina’s representative on the World Rugby Council, Agustín Pichot, has taken a proposal to World Rugby to establish an Americas Six Nations competition featuring South American nations Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay together with the two leading North American nations Canada and the United States. As the driving force behind ...

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South America looking towards professionalism

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Argentine manager and coach Patricio Sandionigi recently spoke with Venezuelan site Traslajugada about new rugby projects in the region. In doing so he outlined the work being done to establish regional professionalism under the banner of Centro y Sudamérica Rugby Ltd (CySAR Ltd). Sandionigi argues that CySAR Ltd will develop ...

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Paris and Toulouse qualify for Top 14 semis

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In contrasting barrage play-offs Stade Français and Toulouse earned the right to contest the Top 14 Semi Finals against Toulon and Clermont Auvergne next weekend in Bordeaux. All four have players from the Americas on their player rosters and it is highly likely that they will be involved in the ...

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Wyles stars as Saracens win Aviva Final

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Saracens are the 2015 Aviva Premiership Champions. The London based club won the English Championship Final on Saturday afternoon by defeating Bath in convincing fashion. Having held a 25-3 half time lead Saracens win in the end by 28-16. It sees the club winning in a second title in five ...

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van der Merwe scores in Pro 12 final

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Glasgow Warriors are the 2015 Guinness Pro 12 Champions. The team defeated Munster this weekend to record a first ever professional championship title for both the team and for Scotland. Since the creation of the now Celtic-Italian League in the 2001-2002 season Irish teams have won eight titles and Welsh teams ...

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Video: Paraguay’s home match against Argentina

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Paraguay played host to Argentina in the second of two CONSUR Cup matches last Saturday evening. After having defeated Uruguay 36-14 the previous weekend in Montevideo, Argentina needed a win to secure the South American title. Led by scrumhalf Martín Landajo the visitors ran out comfortable winners and did so by ...

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Los Pumas win South American Championship

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Argentina is the 2015 CONSUR Cup champion after defeating Paraguay 71-7 in Asunción. Played in extremely wet conditions, the Martín Landajo captained Pumas team managed to play with demonstrated attacking intent to run out eleven tries to one winners. Involved were a combination of senior players and development squad members ...

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