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Formally created in June 2015, this website's goal is to increase media exposure of the Tier 2 rugby nations, and create a hub with a focus on the stories of rugby in the Americas - North, Central and South.

Match Preview – Brazil vs Paraguay

Os Tupis will look for their first win of the South American ‘A’ Championship in their last fixture of the competition against Paraguay in São Paulo. The match will now be played on Friday evening after originally being planned for Saturday, and will no longer hold any relevance to Rugby ...

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O’Leary set for Canada trials

Canadian fans have been given an early boost ahead of the June test series with the confirmation that Shane O’Leary has committed to representing Canada at senior international level. The Irish-born flyhalf was a standout performer for the 2013 national u20 side, qualifying by virtue of a New Brunswick-born mother, ...

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Mitchell to leave Eagles for Bulls

John Mitchell’s days as Head Coach of the US Eagles are officially numbered. The 53-year-old New Zealander was on Thursday unveiled as the new Director of Rugby for the Bulls, South Africa’s regional side based out of Pretoria. Mitchell will replace Nollis Marais in the leading role for the Super ...

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BC Bears name squad to face Canada XV

Connor Braid headlines the BC Bears squad to face a Canada XV in Langford on Saturday. Now released from his contract with Aviva Premiership club Worcester Warriors, the inside back looks set to play a leading role during the Canadian Rugby Championships in July and August but will first take ...

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Teams set for Langford 7s

The men have wrapped up their HSBC Sevens Series for 2016-17 but there are still two stops left on the women’s circuit. This weekend it’s “Canada 7s” Take Two, this time in Langford as the women were only part of the Vancouver tournament in an exhibition capacity. Overall leaders New ...

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Match Preview – Jaguares vs Brumbies

Los Jaguares meet the Brumbies for the first time. Saturday’s Super Rugby match comes as the June Internationals are rapidly approaching. It is a late opportunity for players from both teams to press for places in Los Pumas and the Wallabies. Coming off the worst Jaguares display on record, Head ...

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Pumas Start for Barbarians vs England

Pumas Patricio Albacete and Facundo Isa are to start for the Barbarians vs England on Sunday. The international select side includes a star-studded list of players from the Aviva Premiership, Guinness Pro 12 and Top 14 competitions. Albacete will play in his usual position of second-row. The now-former Toulouse lock ...

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London Irish back in the Premiership

There was no shock result on Wednesday evening as London Irish achieved their goal of promotion to the Aviva Premiership with an emphatic win over Yorkshire Carnegie at the Madejski Stadium. An opening score by Canadian international Ciaran Hearn put Irish on track and while Carnegie fired back stayed within ...

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Junior All-Americans named for u20 Qualifiers

US Eagles 7s cap Malon Al-Jiboori is one of six returning players named in JD Stephenson’s final squad to prepare for the World Rugby u20 Trophy qualifiers against Canada next month. The blindside flanker was also part of the USA Select XV that traveled to Uruguay for the Americas Pacific ...

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Mahoni signs for Narbonne

Narbonne will have two giant-sized USA internationals in their squad next season. Joining David Tameilau in France is 20-year-old second row Siaosi Mahoni, who moves from Tameilau’s old club Life West on the USA’s west coast to the south east coast of France. A veritable giant at 2.03m (6’8″) and ...

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