Sunday , February 25 2018

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Capó Ortega, Urdapilleta Star in Castres Victory

Rodrigo Capó Ortega and Benjamín Urdapilleta both started in Castres’ victory. Playing at home against Lyon, Castres won 33-22 to move into 4th position in the Top 14. Both players started the match with Capó Ortega captaining the club from the second-row and Urdapilleta playing fly half. The Uruguayan veteran ...

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Americas Rankings – February 25 2018

Results from round four of the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship (ARC) have seen changes to the Americas Rankings. The updated Americas Rankings – February 25 2018 see Uruguay now officially ranked higher than the USA. This is unprecedented. Chile’s home defeat against Uruguay sees Los Cóndores dropping 0.41 rankings points ...

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SaberCats strike Gold in Houston

The Houston SaberCats made history once again on Saturday evening when they defeated the New Orleans Gold 30-12 at Constellation Field. It was the first ever match between two Major League Rugby franchises, a match played at high tempo in front of nearly 2,700 strong. Both the attendance and caliber ...

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Argentina XV knock down Canada in Jujuy

The Argentina XV knocked down Canada by a score of 40-15 in Jujuy on Saturday evening. The win sees Argentina going to an overall record of 3-1 in the Americas Rugby Championship and gives them a shot at the title, but they’ll need a big game from Uruguay against the ...

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USA earn dominant win over Brazil

The USA scored a convincing 45-16 win over Brazil at the Estádio Martins Pereira on Saturday. It keeps their Americas Rugby Championship title hopes very much alive heading into the final round. The opening quarter did not go well for the Tupis. Mike Te’o crossed with less than five minutes ...

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Records fall as Uruguay rout Chile

Uruguay got their Americas Rugby Championship back on track with a record-setting rout of Chile at the Estadio de La Pintana in Santiago. Nine tries were their most over against the Cóndores. The final score read 67-15, also setting records in points scored and points differential. The opening quarter was ...

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Jaguares hammered by Lions

Los Jaguares were hammered by the Lions today, losing 47-27 in Johannesburg. Having lost last Saturday today’s result sees Los Jaguares returning home to Argentina with an 0-2 record and zero competition points to begin the season. Despite losing by 20 points Los Jaguars actually held an early 10-0 lead. ...

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Match Preview – Houston SaberCats vs NOLA Gold

History will be made at Constellation Field on Saturday evening when two Major League Rugby sides take the pitch opposite each other for the first time. The Houston SaberCats host the New Orleans Gold in preseason action with both offering virtually full strength rosters and extended benches that see 25 ...

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ARC Preview – Argentina XV vs Canada

The Americas Rugby Championship continues to see matches played far and wide in the Americas. On Saturday the Argentina XV play host to Canada in Jujuy, the country’s northern-most point. Their prior home match against Chile was in the world’s southern-most city Ushuaia. In looking for their third win they host ...

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Top 14 – Week 18 Preview

France play host to Italy in the Six Nations on Friday. This sees no Top 14 fixture taking place this weekend on Friday. Instead Week 18 of the French Championship has five Saturday fixtures with the two remaining two being played on Sunday. With only one exception, all eight Americas ...

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Guinness Pro 14 – Week 16 Preview

The Six Nations has all the attention this weekend yet there is to also be a full round of the Guinness Pro 14. Week 16 of the Celtic-Italian-South African League sees matches being played from Friday to Sunday. Taking to the field will be Americas players. The following is a ...

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Aviva Premiership – Week 16 Preview

The English club season roles on, doing so against the back-drop of the Six Nations. Week 16 of the Aviva Premiership continues the tradition of Americas players featuring. The following is a preview detailing the involvement of players from the region. The opening fixture is on Saturday with the Exeter ...

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ARC Preview – Brazil vs USA

The USA’s march towards back-to-back Americas Rugby Championship titles continues on Saturday. Two teams stand between the Eagles and history, the first of whom is Brazil. Os Tupis are in last place on the table with just a single losing bonus point and endured a miserable outing against Canada in ...

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ARC Preview – Chile vs Uruguay

Round 4 of the Americas Rugby Championship kicks off in Santiago on Saturday as Chile host Uruguay at the Estadio de La Pintana. It’s been a rough go for Los Cóndores, who have dropped all three of their matches thus far including last week’s match against the Eagles in Fullerton. ...

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Canada names squad for Vegas and Vancouver

Damian McGrath has selected his strongest possible squad to take part in the fast-approaching North American leg of the HSBC Sevens Series. The Las Vegas and Vancouver tournaments are the fifth and sixth stops, respectively, on the 2017-18 circuit and double as seeding qualifiers for the 2018 Rugby World Cup ...

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Pro D2 – Week 24 Preview

Week 24 of the Pro D2 season is upon us. The second division of French rugby has long been a competition featuring many players from the Americas. The following is a preview detailing those involved over the coming round of competition. The opening match of week 24 sees Mont de ...

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Vilaseca Handed Uruguay Captaincy

Andrés Vilaseca has been handed Uruguay’s captaincy role. The 26-year-old leads Los Teros in their away test match on Saturday against Chile. The match is a round three fixture in the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship (ARC). From Montevideo’s Old Boys club, Vilaseca takes over from Juan Manuel Gaminara. The regular ...

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Super Rugby 2018 – Lions vs Jaguares Preview

The Lions host Los Jaguares in a second round Super Rugby fixture. Taking place in Johannesburg on Saturday the home side is looking for back-to-back wins to open their 2018 Super Rugby season. Los Jaguares are seeking their first after falling to the Stormers last Saturday. Lions Head Coach Swys ...

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