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Argentina XV Picked for Chile

Argentina XV Head Coach Pablo Bouza has selected 29 players to travel to Chile to play against Los Cóndores in a non-capped international as part of the Sudamérica Rugby Cup. On the roster is Los Jaguares center Gabriel Ascárate. His troubled year has seen the Tucumán mid-fielder yet to make his ...

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Forward Thinking (Vol. 2, Iss. 7): Showtime for Argentina

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Argentina’s baptism into Super Rugby has not gone well. Los Jaguares have won just two of the twelve matches played, an utter failure in terms of results but the big picture has been game time. It has been the pre-show with June being showtime for Argentina. Super Rugby Exposure Los Jaguares are ...

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Racing 92 March On with Imhoff Double

Suburban Parisian club Racing 92 march on towards the Top 14 play-offs. The club’s 30-14 away victory over La Rochelle this past weekend sees the club tied for third position and on track for a home barrage play-off fixture. At the forefront for the Parisians against La Rochelle was Juan ...

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Lavanini Handed Two Match Suspension

Los Pumas Head Coach Daniel Hourcade will be without Tomás Lavanini for two of Argentina’s three home test matches in June. The second-rower was handed a two-match ban on top of being red carded for making contact in am armless clear-out playing for Los Jaguares vs the Southern Kings on ...

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Japan trim squad ahead of Canada trip

Mark Hammett has named a 33-strong training group for Japan’s final preparations for their one-off test at BC Place in Vancouver on June 11 and the two-match series against Scotland following. Injuries have ruled out captain Michael Leitch and fullback Ayumu Goromaru, while Hosea Saumaki’s eligibility request was, as expected, ...

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Landry selected to World Rugby Dream Team

Canadian points scoring machine Ghislaine Landry has been named to the official World Rugby Dream Team for the 2015/16 HSBC Women’s Sevens Series. The 27-year-old had another exceptional year, repeating as highest point scorer on the circuit and ranking third in tries scored. Her 575 career points are second only to ...

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Eagles stars in Friday’s sights

While Mike Friday will enjoy a brief hiatus from the shortened game as he helps John Mitchell coach the Eagles XVs in their June tests, he is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to his Olympic preparations. Following the completion of the 2015/16 HSBC Sevens Series in London the USA supremo admitted ...

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Australia tops Women’s Sevens Series

Canada took the battle in Clermont-Ferrand on Sunday, but Australia has won the war, having been officially crowned champions of the 2015/16 HSBC Women’s Sevens Series. Their Cup final appearance was more than enough to maintain their overwhelming lead over runners-up New Zealand, over whom they enjoyed a 12-point lead ...

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