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Match Preview – Rock vs Blues

The defending champion Ontario Blues will meet the Atlantic Rock in Truro, Nova Scotia, on Saturday afternoon as the Eastern franchises get their Canadian Rugby Championship officially underway. Having witnessed a dominant BC Bears victory over the Prairie Wolf Pack last Friday, the Blues will be keen to put in ...

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Houston Strikers add Eagles 7s Player to Roster

The Houston Strikers recruitment drive continues. The Texan side is preparing for Major League Rugby by putting together a competitive player roster. The latest figure to join is Eagles 7s player Pago Haini. The 26-year-old back row forward joins from the Santa Monica Rugby Club Dolphins in Southern California, having previously ...

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Argentina Change Four for Rugby Championship

Daniel Hourcade has gone for four changes for the Rugby Championship. The Los Pumas Head Coach has named a 33-man roster to begin training for the Southern Hemisphere’s toughest competition on July 31. Scrum-half Tomás Cubelli has recovered from a knee injury. Having missed the majority of the Super Rugby ...

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Argentina XV Roster Named for Toulon

The Argentina XV roster has been named for Toulon. Argentina’s ‘A’ side will play host to the Top 14 club in two matches. Head Coach Felipe Contepomi has named a roster including Jaguares players Felipe Arregui, Gonzalo Bertranou, Felipe Ezcurra, Juan Cruz Guillemaín, Marcos Kremer, Manuel Montero and Tomás Lavanini. ...

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Dark Clouds Looming for Zebre

Dark clouds are looming for Zebre Rugby. In the midst of the Guinness Pro 12 expanding, the Parma-based side may not be involved. It has been confirmed from sources within Italy that Zebre’s players are owed two months pay and that training for the 2017-2018 season is yet to begin. ...

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New caps in Women’s Eagles World Cup squad

Two uncapped players have been named in the USA Women’s Eagles squad for the upcoming Women’s Rugby World Cup, set to kick off on August 9. Houston Athletic prop Nicole James and USA 7s winger Jessica Javelet are the surprise inclusions having not previously seen test action, the pair making ...

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Talking Rugby: USA Rugby at Crossroads

I write this with a heavy heart. It’s been a long time since I contributed an opinion piece for Americas Rugby News. I certainly wished that I had taken Paul up on writing a piece about the storied career of Todd Clever as he retired from International duty. Instead I ...

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Team of the Week

We’re into the slow season in terms of having teams to choose from and this week saw the end of the Super Rugby season for the Jaguares which means there’s even one less. A Canadian Rugby Championship fixture between the BC Bears and Prairie Wolf Pack might normally have provided ...

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Wallabies Dump Cooper from Rugby Championship

Wallabies Head Coach Michael Cheika has dumped Quade Cooper from the Rugby Championship. The Queensland Reds flyhalf was the notable omission from the 38-man roster named by Cheika. The non-selection of Cooper marks the first time since 2013 that he has been left out when fit. The previous occasion was ...

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Ontario Blues name squad for Rock tilt

The Ontario Blues have named their roster for their opening match of the 2017 Canadian Rugby Championship as they face the Atlantic Rock at Farnham Mill Rugby Park in Truro, Nova Scotia, on Saturday. While this will be the first regular match of the season for both sides, they met ...

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MVCC Turns 156

The oldest rugby club in the Americas turns 156 today. Established on July 18 1861 Montevideo Cricket Club (MVCC) was the first rugby club in Uruguay. It is recognized at the Twickenham Museum of Rugby has being the 8th oldest club in the World. The seven clubs older than MVCC ...

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Cubelli on Bench for Super Rugby Quarter Final

Tomás Cubelli has been named on the bench for the Brumbies’ home Super Rugby Quarter Final. The Canberra-based outfit will take-on the Hurricanes on Friday evening. The winner of the Brumbies vs Hurricanes will face either the Lions or the Sharks in the Semi Finals. With the Brumbies being the ...

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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 Pool of Death There is still two years of international competition to go but brace yourselves! The Pool of Death in Japan ...

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