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Paul Tait

EDITOR / ARGENTINA / SOUTH AMERICA … has been covering the sport since 2007. Rising from the ranks as a player, coach, and referee, he has published two books to go with articles on various international websites including the World Rugby page.

Who Voted for France 2023?

Who Voted for France 2023? This is the question that many want answered. The problem is that having this become a reality is complex due to the voting having been done via a secret ballot. Upon announcing France 2023 as the winner World Rugby confirmed how France had won. The ...

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France To Host Rugby World Cup 2023

France is to host Rugby World Cup 2023. Confirmation came through in a live announcement this morning from World Rugby. The sport’s governing body made the announcement that France 2023 had won the vote, defeating bids from Ireland and South Africa. The bid was won despite World Rugby having recently ...

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Five Points of Pumas Performance

Played on Saturday Argentina fell to a 21-8 defeat against England. It was Los Pumas’ third defeat in 2017 against the English and the fourth in the past twelve months. The team has an appalling record of 1-9 this year. But that statistic pales in comparison to another. Indeed Argentina ...

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The Winners and Losers of RWC 2019 Match Schedule

Thursday morning’s live match schedule announcement saw some smiling while others looked at their lists wondering what to think. This was based on RWC 2019 handing out a range of demands to the twenty participants. There were some clear winners and losers. Match Days In terms of overall match days ...

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South Africa Preferred by World Rugby as RWC 2023 Hosts

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South Africa has been named by World Rugby as the preferred RWC hosts. Today’s recommendation sees Africa’s global rugby giant named ahead of France and Ireland in the race to secure the tournament’s hosting rights. The three-horse-race had been four with Italy initially bidding for the tournament. The decision to ...

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Felipe Contepomi to World Rugby Hall of Fame

Felipe Contepomi is to be inducted in the World Rugby Hall of Fame. The Argentine legend joins four others in the class of 2017. They are to be Canadian Al Charron, Englishman Rob Andrew, Frenchman Fabien Pelous and American Phaidra Knight. The five new inductees were chosen by the World ...

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Professional Plans for Uruguay and Brazil

Details continue to emerge following the recent interview of Agustín Pichot by Santiago Ángel. Revelations sparked inquiries which have resulted in Ignacio Chans confirming professional plans for Uruguay and Brazil. Pichot notified Ángel of not only the plans for the Argentina XV to play in the Currie Cup but for ...

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Plans Underway for Argentina XV to Play in Currie Cup

Plans are underway for the Argentina XV to play in the Currie Cup. The official national ‘A’ side is in need of increased opportunities and efforts are advanced for the team to play in the South African domestic league beginning in 2019. The move is also motivated significantly by a ...

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Pumas Grades in 2017 Rugby Championship

Argentina were outperformed in the Rugby Championship. The team  lost every match, conceding a bonus point defeat in all six games. While there were ocassions in which the team was leading at half time or into the second half Los Pumas realistically never looked like winning a game. To better ...

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