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Canada wins Bronze Medal at Olympics

Canada’s women’s sevens side has achieved their goal with a dominant 33-10 win over Great Britain to win the Bronze Medal at the Olympic Games in Rio. The performance marked a complete turnaround in fortunes from a day earlier, when they had stumbled to a 22-0 defeat against the Brits ...

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Women’s Eagles finish 5th in Rio

The USA overcame a slow start against France to come away 19-5 winners at Deodoro Stadium on Monday, in doing so finishing in 5th overall at the Olympic Games. A try by Camille Grassineau had the French up by seven points to nil at the break, but whatever coach Richie ...

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Colombia Bow Out of Rio in 12th Place

Las Tucanes lost their one and only fixture today to finish in 12th position at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Colombia were up against Kenya and fell 22-10 in what was the South American country’s best showing at the games. In scoring two tries against the Africans Colombia finish ...

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Brazil Seeks Place in Super Rugby in 2019

Rugby in Brazil has been expanding rapidly in recent years and is showing no signs of slowing down. This acceleration has now reached the point that Brazil seeks a place in Super Rugby in 2019. The country’s largest rugby-dedicated website, Portal do Rugby has confirmed that Agustín Danza, Confederação Brasileira de ...

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Up and Under

Up and Under is a weekly feature on Americas Rugby News which reviews the best and worst from games involving the Americas teams over the previous week. UP Canada Women’s 7s The Americas hopes of a women’s medal at Rio started with Brazil, Canada, Colombia, and the USA. Now, though, ...

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Canada into Semis after Nervous Win

Canada have qualified for the medal semi-finals after a tense 15-5 quarter-final win over France. A Bianca Farella try late in the match gave the Canadians the lead and Ghislaine Landry’s run into the corner on full-time sealed their spot in the final four. Canada remained short of their best ...

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Brazil defeat Japan as Canada flounder

Brazil scored their first win of the Olympics with a 26-10 victory over Japan in the final round of pool play at Deodoro Stadium on Sunday. Two tries by Beatriz Muhlbauer led the way with singles from Paula Ishibashi and Amanda Araújo. The win won’t be enough to put Brazil ...

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Healy Explains New Role in Brazilian Rugby

The CBRu recently confirmed the arrival of Australian Paul Healy as the director of the High Performance Center in São Paulo. The move sees the former Chilean Head Coach back in South America after leaving Santiago late last year. He departed Chile for Germany where he took charge of TVP Pforzheim. ...

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Olympic Women’s 7s Preview

The wait is over. Rugby is back in the Olympics, and it starts today. The women will kick things off with 12 teams battling it out for the gold. Australia enter as favorites having conquered the HSBC Sevens Series but Canada were crowned champions at the final event in Clermont-Ferrand ...

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