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2017 Americas Pacific Challenge XV

Given the almost disturbing ease with which Argentina breezed past the field we might have just named a team full of their players. Besides being colorless, such a stance would have denied several players who performed well despite the inevitable team struggles which accompany an ad hoc tournament. It would ...

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European Champions Cup – Round 2 Preview

The second round of the European Champions Cup gets underway on Friday when Scarlets host Bath but there will be no Americas players involved in that fixture, and in fact only three of the 10 matches spread over the weekend will feature players from across the Atlantic. Players from Argentina, ...

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Pro D2 – Week 9 Preview

Week 9 of the Pro D2 season has begun. France’s second division is proving to be highly competitive and unpredictable. The race to win promotion to the Top 14 and to avoid relegation is proving to deliver results that few expected. Involved in the competition are players from the Americas. ...

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Team of the Week

The Americas Pacific Challenge has come to a close and while our tournament XV is still to come there were some very strong performances over the last two rounds. Some others in Europe also put up their hand. Sadly there were precious few Canadians in contention and while Uruguay were ...

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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 Venezuela A 12 point win over Peru on the weekend has set up a winner-takes-all South American B Championship match this coming ...

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Spectacular Berchesi Sees Dax To Victory

A spectacular performance from Felipe Berchesi saw Dax to victory over Colomiers on Friday. The Uruguayan fly half kicked 20 points for Dax who won 30-25 against the former French powerhouses. The Montevideo play-maker kicked six penalties and converted one try, a record of 7 goals from 8 attempts. It ...

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Americas Rankings – October 15 2017

The Americas Rankings have been updated following the completion of international competition this weekend. The October 15 2017 rankings see changes for Venezuela and Peru. As a result of Saturday’s win in Lima, Venezuela have risen and Peru fallen in the Americas Rankings. The 33-21 away win means Venezuela is ...

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APC Preview – Argentina vs Uruguay

The final tilt of the 2017 Americas Pacific Challenge will see hosts Uruguay ‘A’ thrown in against the Argentina XV, defending champions and heavy favorites to repeat after blowing out both Canada ‘A’ and Samoa ‘A’ in successive matches. While Uruguay will be disappointed to have dropped their match against ...

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Officials for November Internationals

World Rugby has unveiled the complete list of officials for the November Internationals. This year’s edition is disappointing from an Americas perspective as powerhouses Argentina are again lacking any appointments. From the Americas as a whole World Rugby has overlooked the region. The only match of the 40 games taking ...

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