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Germany call Replacements as Top Players Strike

Germany has been forced to call a team of replacement players for their match with Chile this weekend after their top players made the unbelievable decision to strike earlier this week. Sparking the action is a dispute between the German Rugby Union (Deutscher Rugby-Verband – DRV) and billionaire backer Hans-Peter ...

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Chile Win Gold in Juegos Bolivarianos

Chile have won Gold at the Juegos Bolivarianos, defeating Paraguay 24-7 in the final in Santa Marta, Colombia. In doing so Los Cóndores have successfully defended their Bolivarian Games title, following on from winning in Chiclayo in 2013. Chile won Gold on the back of a dominant campaign. Undefeated in ...

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Match Preview – Ireland vs Argentina

When it comes to Rugby World Cups the Ireland vs Argentina rivalry is among the biggest. In Rugby World Cups 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015 they put on memorable matches with Los Pumas winning on three occasions. Outside of World Cups the record is far more favorable to Ireland. As ...

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Pro D2 – Week 13 Preview

The Pro D2 resumes this evening. Week 13 of the French second division sees a full round of 8 league matches played from Thursday to Sunday. Involved are a number of players from the Americas. On Friday former Puma Gonzalo Quesada will be looking for a home win from Biarritz. ...

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2017 RAN 7s Rosters

The 2017 RAN 7’s is to be a two-day event. It will take place on November 25-26. involved are to be ten men’s teams and seven women’s teams. The ten competing teams in the men’s division are: Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico ...

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Team of the Week

What a weekend for the Americas! Six games in all, five of them wins! It’s certainly the best single day of November results in Americas history, and might well be the best single day period. Only Chile were defeated and that was largely due to fielding a reserve side against ...

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Pumas Prop Signs New Two Year Deal With Lyon

Former Pumas prop Francisco Gomez Kodela has signed a new two year deal with Lyon. The 32-year-old Tight Head prop is one of seven current players to have recently signed extensions with the Top 14 club. Those to have signed contract extensions are Francisco Gomez Kodela (2 years), Albertus Buckle ...

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Bolivia Debut in Zicosur 7’s

Bolivia debuted in the Halcones Zicosur 7’s. Played this past weekend in Tucumán, Argentina Bolivia joined teams from Brazil, Chile,Uruguay and Argentine provinces at the regional event. Paraguay and Peru also had teams involved in Zicosur, albeit not in the rugby. Bolivia is the only Spanish speaking country in South ...

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Milestones Reached for Pumas Against Italy

On Saturday against Italy a number of Pumas’ players reached personal milestones. Agustín Creevy Reaches 70 Caps Captain Agustín Creevy earned his 70th cap. The veteran hooker became the 12th Puma to reach the milestone. He is set to tie two former captains – Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe and Agustín ...

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Italy vs Argentina – Full Match Video

Italy hosted Argentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence on Saturday. Both teams have struggled this year with only two wins between them from 19 fixtures heading into the match. Each selected experienced sides with Italo-Argentine Sergio Parisse leading out the Azzurri in his 128th international while Agustín Creevy was ...

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UBC claim inaugural Canadian University Championship

The UBC Thunderbirds have won the inaugural Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship. Six teams from across the country competed at the four-day event hosted by Guelph University. In the end it was the pre-tournament favorites who emerged victorious, defeating the UVic Vikes 37-12 at a snowy Alumni Stadium on Sunday. ...

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Lezana Rejoins Roster, May Face Ireland

In a surprising turn of events Tomás Lezana has rejoined the Argentine roster and may face Ireland. Los Pumas are to complete their three-match European tour in Dublin on Saturday. The match is to be the first between the countries since the Rugby World Cup 2015 Quarter Final. Lesson started ...

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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 Argentina Daniel Hourcade will be keeping his job. Under immense pressure heading into November, the Head Coach of Los Pumas got ...

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Hernández In Doubt to Face Ireland

Juan Martín Hernández is in doubt of facing Ireland. The veteran fly half suffered a sprain in the inner ligament of his right knee in Saturday’s win over Italy. Hernández had been on the bench for the match but got game time early. He kicked the opening points of the ...

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