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2016 ARN Team of the Year

With just a few awards left to wrap up, it’s time to unveil our Team of the Year. This isn’t a select XV, or Dream Team if you will, instead it’s our choice for the best team from the Americas during the 2016 calendar year. Any club or representative side ...

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Contract Extensions for Three More Jaguares

Three more players have signed contract extensions with the Jaguares. Following the six previously announced, props Enrique Pieretto and Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro as well as flanker Javier Ortega Desio have re-signed with the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) through to the end of the 2019 season. In doing so it ensures ...

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Boffelli called up by Argentina XV

Jaguares standout Emiliano Boffelli has been called up to the Argentina XV squad to prepare for the Americas Rugby Championship match against Brazil on Saturday. The highly rated outside back has not played a competitive match since damaging knee ligaments against the Southern Kings in May of last year. Prior ...

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ARC Team of the Week – Round 3

The turning point of the Americas Rugby Championship saw the teams break into three distinct groups. As expected the Argentina XV and USA are tied for the lead after convincing wins, while Uruguay is now level with Canada after getting past a tricky Brazilian side. A number of players put ...

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Newcastle confirm DTH van der Merwe signing

Ending weeks of speculation, Newcastle Falcons have at last confirmed the signing of Canadian wing DTH van der Merwe for the 2017-18 season. While details have not been made public, it’s believed the World Cup star has signed a three-year deal with the Aviva Premiership club. This will be the fourth ...

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Scully Scores Again for Cardiff Blues

Blaine Scully scored again for the Cardiff Blues. The USA Eagles captain crossed for a first half try against Treviso in round 15 of the Guinness Pro 12. The try was one of eight for the Welsh region who won 57-21. The win took the Cardiff Blues to 33 competition points. ...

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Dirksen Scores in the Corner for Ospreys

Hanno Dirksen scored in the corner for the Ospreys this past weekend. The former USA junior’s try was not enough to help the Welsh region avoid defeat against Munster. Aged 25, Dirksen left the USA to join the Ospreys in 2009. He did so after having previously played for the USA ...

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Ease Up on Italy – Progress is Apparent

Recent performances against Wales and Ireland saw the Italians coming off second best without meeting expectations. Yet the past provides insight into the present and also the future. There is reason to say ease up on Italy – progress is apparent. Failures A lot has been going wrong, this cannot ...

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ARC Notes and Trivia

A few notes and updates from around the Americas Rugby Championship. Look for some new names to enter the fray for the North American teams as they fly south for the final two rounds. There were also a few newcomers to international rugby this past weekend, and a couple other ...

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