Friday , November 24 2017

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Pro D2 – Week 11 Preview

Week 11 of the Pro D2 is underway. France’s second division sees matches spread from Thursday through Sunday this weekend. With the November Internationals just around the corner the involvement of Americas players is reduced this weekend. Montauban hosted Bayonne in the opening fixture last night. In what was a ...

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Chile bring top squad to Silicon Valley

While HSBC Sevens Series core sides USA and Canada have opted to bring development sides to Avaya Stadium, Chile will send their strongest available side to the Silicon Valley 7s this weekend. Several players who might have otherwise traveled with the Cóndores XVs team on their November tour will instead ...

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Canada opt for youth at Silicon Valley 7s

Damian McGrath has opted to rest the majority of his HSBC Sevens Series starters for the Silicon Valley 7s taking place at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium this weekend. The young squad will be captained by John Moonlight and have no lack of size with eight players regularly used in the ...

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Larenas to captain Chile in November tests

José Ignacio Larenas will captain Chile during their historic four-match November test series. The 28-year-old takes over in the absence of veteran hooker Manuel Gurruchaga, but it’s not the first time Larenas has assumed the role. He led his country against the Argentina XV at Talcahuano during the Americas Rugby Championship ...

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Pumas bring new names on November tour

Daniel Hourcade has opted for three uncapped players in his 32-man Argentina roster for the European tour. Hindu pair Sebastián Cancelliere and Bautista Ezcurra will travel along with San Luis loose forward Rodrigo Bruni. A scrumhalf or wing, Cancelliere and Bruni are rewarded for outstanding form with the Argentina XV ...

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Amanda Thornborough named in Barbarians squad

Canada will now have two representatives in the historic first ever Women’s Barbarians match to be played at Thomond Park on November 10. Amanda Thornborough has been named in the squad to play Munster, joining World Cup teammate Kelly Russell in a squad boasting more than 1000 international caps among ...

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Americas 2 Handed Demanding RWC 2019 Scheduling

Americas 2 has been handed demanding RWC 2019 scheduling. The winner of the upcoming Rugby World Cup qualifying series between Canada and Uruguay is to be required to face Fiji and Georgia with just three rest days in between. Today’s RWC 2019 schedule announcement confirmed that Americas 2 will not ...

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Tongan center adds to expanding Austin Elite roster

Rampaging Tonga ‘A’ center Paki Afu is the latest in a busy week of signings for Austin Elite ahead of the upcoming Major League Rugby season. The 27-year-old made a splash during the Americas Pacific Challenge tournament in Montevideo, scoring two tries in an impressive performance against Canada ‘A’. Afu ...

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Argentina to Open RWC 2019 Against France

Argentina is to open RWC 2019 against France. Today’s announcement handed Los Pumas a demanding scheduled for Rugby World Cup 2019. The South Americans will open against France on September 21 and end their pool matches against the USA on October 09. This represents four matches in nineteen days. France ...

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Team of the Week

Another week of mixed fortunes in Europe where Americas players haven’t quite had the impact that we would have liked thus far. A significant part of this week’s team again comes from the URBA Top 14, where the final round of the regular season was played, while the World XV ...

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South Africa Presents RWC 2023 Stadiums

A day after being named by World Rugby as the preferred RWC hosts South Africa has presented a list of RWC 2023 Stadiums. In a video released on the SA Rugby youtube channel eight venues. They are to be in seven cities with Johannesburg set to host matches at both Ellis ...

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All Set for Argentine Provincial Championship

All is set for the 2017 Argentine Provincial Championship. This year’s edition of the Campeonato Argentino begins this coming Saturday, November 04. Competing are Argentina’s provinces – sides made up of the leading players from within their boundaries. Also back this year is Uruguay. The competition is divided into tiers. ...

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