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Argentina aim to win Americas Pacific Challenge

The Argentina XV will be confident of a repeat as champions at the Americas Pacific Challenge in Montevideo after confirming a powerful 28-man roster. Included are eight players with senior test caps and many of the players who lifted the Sudamérica Rugby Cup. Leading the charge will be workhorse flanker ...

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Team of the Week

This week we had a fine game in Colonia to provide some options as Uruguay very nearly got the best of the Argentina XV in the Sudamérica Rugby Cup final. The senior Pumas were no match for New Zealand and contribute only two players, while a handful of others come ...

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Petti Ruled Out of Facing Australia

Guido Petti has been ruled out of facing Australia. The second-rower was injured in the final minute of Argentina’s home match against New Zealand this past Saturday. The injury has been diagnosed as a clavicular acromion sprain. Petti was unable to train with the side in Buenos Aires on Tuesday. In ...

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Lavanini Sets New Pumas Yellow Card Record

On Saturday Tomás Lavanini set a new Pumas record for the most number of yellow cards. His first half yellow carding against New Zealand brought his overall record to 6 for Argentina. No Pumas player has received more temporary suspensions in history. The concerning high number of yellow cards comes ...

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Hourcade’s Horrendous Defense in Rugby Championship

The 2017 Rugby Championship has not gone well for Argentina. The scrum frailties and discipline have been well documented. What has not is the horrendous defense with Daniel Hourcade’s side being one try away from a record. With one match left to play Argentina have conceded 26 tries in the ...

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Healy and Mack to lead Seattle Seawolves

Tony Healy and Phil Mack are headed to Major League Rugby. The Canadian duo led the BC Bears to MacTier Cup glory in the Canadian Rugby Championship earlier this year in their first season in charge. They will now reprise their roles south of the border with Tony Healy taking ...

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Inexperienced Samoa head to Americas Pacific Challenge

Samoa will send a young ‘A’ team with very little international experience to Montevideo to take part in the Americas Pacific Challenge. The squad is comprised entirely of domestic-based players coming from a new regional tournament dubbed the Super 9, which replaced the old national provincial competition. It’s an important ...

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2 Years To Go – USA: The Forwards

There are now two years to go until the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan and while a lot can happen in that time, narrowing down squad selection will already be on the minds of international selectors with a finite number of elite level games available to fine tune and ...

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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 Uruguay Los Teros lot but were extremely close, falling in the final play of the game against the Argentina XV. This would ...

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Gary Gold recruited as USA Head Coach

Gary Gold has been recruited as USA Head Coach, USA Rugby has confirmed. The South African will take charge of the Men’s Eagles, joining from Aviva Premiership club the Worcester Warriors. Gold takes up the position on the back of a vast coaching career covering almost two decades. His first ...

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Bertranou Replaces Cubelli for Australia Test

Gonzalo Bertranou has been called-up by Argentina. He replaces Tomás Cubelli who suffered a fractured 5th vertebrae against New Zealand on Saturday. It is a first ever opportunity for Bertranou to play in a Rugby Championship match. From Los Tordos club in Mendoza, Bertranou is literally going straight from club ...

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Socino Slices Open London Irish

Juan Pablo Socino sliced open London Irish on Friday. The Argentine international scored the opening try for the Newcastle Falcons in their 29-17 home victory. So impressive has the Falcons’ start to the season been that the club is tied for top spot. This represents the best start to an ...

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