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Brazil Down Chile in ARC Opener

Brazil overturned last year’s loss to down Chile in São Paulo this evening. With the two having yet to play in a Rugby World Cup this match was the one both targeted as a must win. The opening half was extremely even.  The teams both had 50% possession. On the scoreboard ...

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ARC Predictions – Round 1

  The Americas Rugby Championship is back… and that means it’s time for predictions! Never keen to disappoint, once again we have compiled some of the bravest pundits in the Americas to run the rule over the competition. This week the magic number is 10… the number of prognosticators we ...

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2017 ARC Preview – Uruguay

Uruguay have been identified by World Rugby as a country of great promise, and formally achieved promotion to Tier 2 status last year. A co-operative relationship with neighbors Argentina have given them access to coaching resources and personnel, not least Esteban Meneses, regarded in Argentine circles as one of the ...

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USA, Canada into Sydney 7s Quarter Finals

Both the USA and Canada have qualified for the Cup Quarter Finals of the Sydney 7s. Both teams managed two wins from three during the pool stages on Day One. Brazil were not so lucky, losing all three matches and falling into the consolation Trophy bracket for Day Two. It ...

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2017 ARC Preview – Argentina XV

Argentina must be thanked for putting their weight behind establishing the new Americas Rugby Championship, but in the same breath they are frustratingly the only side who enters the competition without full test status, choosing instead to field their second-string ‘Argentina XV’ team with their top players locked into Super ...

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2017 ARC Preview – USA

The Eagles are on the same level as Canada when it comes to burning desire for more high level competition for their best domestic talent. Their player numbers are increasing and yet there is no nationwide agreement on player pathway. PRO Rugby afforded a glimmer of hope but its demise ...

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Brazil confirm team to face Chile

Goal-kicking hero Moisés Duque headlines the Brazil team named to face Chile in the opening match of the 2017 Americas Rugby Championship on Friday. Brother Lucas misses out due to injury. Also set to play starring roles are the Sancery twins, Felipe and Daniel, while there is are two debutantes ...

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Zamorano to lead Chile in ARC opener

Claudio Zamorano will captain Chile against Brazil in the opening match of the 2017 Americas Rugby Championship on Friday. The 28-year-old loosehead prop will lead his country for the first time having won 15 caps since his debut as a replacement against Paraguay in 2010. A converted loose forward, Zamorano ...

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2017 ARC Preview – Canada

Canada’s thirst for more high level fixtures was quenched in 2016 with the addition of the Americas Rugby Championship proving a major step in the development of top amateur talent. While not quite top flight competition, the games gave the best of Canada’s domestic players a chance to test themselves ...

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2017 ARC Preview – Chile

Like Brazil, the Chileans have benefited greatly from the re-development of the Americas Rugby Championship. Their 2016 total of 11 tests is almost three times as many as the four they played in 2015, and the first time they’ve had more than seven in a calendar year since 2005. While ...

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