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Parisse Leads Italy against Fiji in Sicily

Sergio Parisse leads Italy against Fiji in Sicily this weekend. The Argentine-Italian will captain the Azzurri from No 8 in Catania on Saturday. The match is the opening fixture for both countries in the November Internationals. It is also to be the second time they meet this year. In the ...

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November Preview – Canada

Now that the fundraising party with the help of a few New Zealanders is over, it’s time to get back to the nitty gritty. Off-field success is nice but it’s on the field where Canadian rugby could use a bit of a pick-me-up, and the HSBC Sevens Series doesn’t start ...

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Canada to play Fiji in Narbonne

Canada’s match against Fiji on November 25 has had a change of venue. Originally planned for Altrad Stadium in Montpellier, the fixture will now be played at the Parc des Sports et de l’Amitié in Narbonne. Kickoff is set for 6pm local time, noon Eastern. Tickets are now available for ...

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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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Americas 2 Handed Demanding RWC 2019 Scheduling

Americas 2 has been handed demanding RWC 2019 scheduling. The winner of the upcoming Rugby World Cup qualifying series between Canada and Uruguay is to be required to face Fiji and Georgia with just three rest days in between. Today’s RWC 2019 schedule announcement confirmed that Americas 2 will not ...

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Perry Baker up for World 7s Player of the Year

USA Sevens star Perry Baker is one of three players nominated for the World Rugby Men’s Sevens Player of the Year award. The 30-year-old flyer enjoyed a sensational season on the HSBC Sevens Series, doubling as the overall leader in both tries and points scored. Baker also made the tournament Dream ...

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Ireland name squad for November tests

Ireland have named an extended squad of 38 players to take part in their three-match November test series. Dublin’s Aviva Stadium will host South Africa, Fiji, and Argentina on successive weekends starting on November 11. Included in the group are 10 players who traveled with the British & Irish Lions ...

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No Rugby Championship Expansion

There is to be no Rugby Championship expansion. Speculation of a new format for the Southern Hemisphere’s premier international competition has pointed to possibly adding Fiji or Japan. However Americas Rugby News has been told that no changes will be made. Fiji is ranked above Argentina in World Rankings. Samoa ...

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Strong Fijiian squad named for November tests

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Fiji coach John McKee has named a strong squad to come together for the November test series against Italy, Ireland, and Canada. Included are a large number of top European players supported by the best of the Fiji Drua side currently involved in the Australian National Rugby Championship. Headlining the ...

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