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Champions Cup – Round 4 Preview

The Champions Cup is the pinnacle of club rugby in Europe and never fails to present compelling matchups. This week is no exception with a number of teams in do-or-die situations as they vie for one of the biggest prizes in the sport. The good news for the Americas is ...

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Pro D2 – Week 16 Preview

The French Pro D2 stepped into the second half of the season on Thursday with an incredible 15 games of the regular season already on the books. Montauban remain slightly ahead but there are now three clubs within two points after Perpignan’s win at Bayonne on Thursday evening. It wasn’t ...

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Team of the Week

One of the more enjoyable teams to choose this year came after a fine week for Americas players in Europe. Nearly all of them made positive contributions and a few came away with Man of the Match or Dream Team selections. Players from the European competitions, the Pro D2, Spain’s ...

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Brazil Rugby wins national sports award

The Brazilian Rugby Confederation (CBRu) has won the prestigious Sou do Esporte Award for a third consecutive year. More than 30 national Olympic sporting bodies are considered for the award, which is given by the independent Sou de Sports group to the management team that displays excellent in transparency, equity, ...

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Capó Ortega set to re-sign with Castres

Rodrigo Capó Ortega is set to continue his professional career for at least one more season. Castres Olympique manager Christophe Urios is determined to retain his club captain with multiple French sources expecting Capó Ortega, who celebrated his 37th birthday last week, to extend his deal in the coming days. ...

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Referees confirmed for Americas 2 Qualifiers

World Rugby has confirmed the referees for the Americas 2 Rugby World Cup Qualifying series between Canada and Uruguay. Ireland’s Andrew Brace will take charge of the first match, to take place on January 27 at Vancouver’s BC Place. The second, at the Estadio Charrúa in Montevideo on February 3, ...

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Best of the Rest

It’s another edition of some of our choice picks from elsewhere in the cyber-world. Most of the articles touch on topics related to the Americas but not all. In this installment there are pieces on Major League Rugby, contract negotiations, player development, mental illness, life as a professional, Argentina’s woes, ...

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2018 Americas Rugby Championship schedule

The fixture list for the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship is now set with only some venues and kickoff times to be revealed. Of note is that Canada will have only one home game during the tournament, with their February 3 match doubling as the second leg of the Americas 2 ...

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