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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.

How will Ireland line up against the USA?

Ireland’s June International series features one game vs the USA and two against Japan. All three matches are away from home. How will Ireland line up against the USA? Missing to Lions Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt is missing eleven players to the British & Irish Lions. Leading the list ...

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Argentina’s Future RWC 2019 Rivals

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Half of Argentina’s Rugby World Cup 2019 opponents are known. Los Pumas were drawn into the toughest pool of Japan 2019 last week. The draw handed the South Americans matches against England and France. The remaining two matches will be against qualifiers from North America and Oceania respectively. Americas 1 It ...

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South Africa 2023 Bid Obtains Government Backing

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South Africa’s bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023 is back to life. SA Rugby has confirmed today that it has officially obtained government backing to bid to stage the event. This ends months of ongoing problems which all but ended South Africa’s chances of hosting. Options During the same ...

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How will England line up against Argentina?

Dylan Hartley will captain England in Argentina in June. The tour is to coincide with the British & Irish Lions series against New Zealand. Head Coach Eddie Jones named his roster to face Los Pumas the day after Warren Gatland confirmed his 41-man Lions squad. Jones is without the services of ...

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RWC 2027 in Argentina Will Cost US$200 Million

World Rugby Vice-Chairman Agustín Pichot has said Rugby World Cup 2027 in Argentina will cost US$200 million. The former Pumas captain is working behind the scenes on turning the dream into reality. Argentina is the only Semi Finalist in Rugby World Cup history not to have hosted a Rugby World ...

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Puma Changes from June 2016 for June 2017

Daniel Hourcade’s roster for the June 2017 internationals remains unconfirmed. In 2016 his first roster had 28 players. Most, albeit not all, of the players are to return for the 2017 fixtures. They are to be complimented by additional players, all of whom are to involved in the current Super Rugby campaign. ...

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The Winners and Losers of Super Rugby Downsizing

It is now official Super Rugby is to cut three teams. In doing so it will revert to being the Super 15, albeit possibly not with that former name returning. Unlike the Super 15 the competitors are to come from five rather than three countries. So who are the Winners ...

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Jaguares Players Yet to Play Super Rugby in 2017

With Los Jaguares having completed the first stage of their campaign the roster is given a welcomed week off. Some have been heavily involved while others are waiting to have their first opportunity of the season. There are a total of 15 Jaguares yet to play Super Rugby in 2017. This ...

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