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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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2017 ARC Preview – Brazil

The introduction of the Americas Rugby Championship has given Brazil a major boost not just in terms of competition standards but perhaps more importantly in sheer volume of test matches. Previously they would go no higher than six tests in a calendar year – in 2016 they had a record ...

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Chile names squad for Brazil match

Chile have announced a list of 27 players to travel to Sao Paulo for the opening match of the 2017 Americas Rugby Championship on Friday. In doing so they have also revealed their probable starting lineup for the game with a couple surprises. Veteran COBS flyhalf Francisco Cruz looks set ...

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Segundo Tuculet Joins Argentina XV to face Canada

Utility back Segundo Tuculet has joined the Argentina XV roster to face Canada. The younger brother of leading fullback, Joaquín Tuculet, has been called-up to replace Franco Cuaranta. The Argentina X is departing today for Canada. The Argentine ‘A’ side will play away against Canada on Saturday in an opening ...

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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 7s An outstanding day one from Canada at the Wellington 7s saw them producing their best opening-day effort at an HSBC ...

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Brazil names squad for ARC opener

Brazil coach Rodolfo Ambrosio has named 26 players to prepare for the opening match of the Americas Rugby Championship against Chile, to take place at the Estádio do Pacaembu on February 3. Veteran no8 Nick Smith will captain the side that includes a number of returnees from the 2016 tournament ...

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