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2017 ARN Women’s Sevens Player of the Year

It’s another first for Americas Rugby News, our first individual women’s rugby award of any kind. We’ve had several winners in the past but never before have they had an individual category. With an ever-increasing level of competition we felt it was best to judge the women against their peers. We’ve ...

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2017 ARN Men’s Sevens Player of the Year

We’ve named our Men’s Super 7 for the year, which is effectively our shortlist for Player of the Year contenders. There were a few other players that caught our eye and deserved some recognition, however, and a couple that look like future contenders. Chile had their best ever season with ...

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Te’o joins Matyas at San Diego Legion

Mike Te’o will play for the San Diego Legion in the inaugural Major League Rugby season. It will be a homecoming of sorts for the electric fullback, who starred for the San Diego Breakers in the 2016 PRO Rugby season. Originally from Long Beach, where he plays his club rugby ...

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Uruguay confirm team for Punta del Este

Uruguay have confirmed their final list of 12 players to compete at the Punta del Este 7s this weekend. It’s the first of the two-leg Sudamérica Sevens series, the second coming next weekend at Viña del Mar. The home side are aiming to qualify for the Rugby World Cup Sevens, ...

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Big names missing in 2018 Jaguares squad

New coach Mario Ledesma has named his Jaguares squad for the 2018 season and it is not without surprises. Absent from the squad are Pumas wingers Santiago Cordero and Manuel Montero, and flanker Rodrigo Báez. Cordero’s absence all but confirms a move to Leicester Tigers, with whom he has reportedly ...

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2017 ARN Men’s Super 7

The 2016-17 HSBC Sevens Series was a good one for the Americas. Three teams finished in the Top 10, with the USA leading the way in 5th place. A resurgent Canadian side finished in 8th while Argentina was just behind in 9th. The new season got off to a rocky ...

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2017 ARN Women’s Super 7

An ARN Awards first this year. We have in the past only selected a Dream Team for the men’s side. While the women remain underfunded by World Rugby and limited to only half the tournaments that the men enjoy, we feel there is now sufficient competition to select a side ...

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2017 ARN Breakthrough Player of the Year

The Breakthrough Player of the Year can be a bit tricky with its only real defining characteristic that a player achieves a significant rise in their standard, and consequently individual standing, over the course of the calendar year. Where it differs from the Rookie award is that it can apply ...

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Fixtures confirmed for Punta del Este 7s

Fixtures for the first leg of the Sudamérica Sevens to take place in Punta del Este have been confirmed. The two-leg series will conclude in Viña del Mar next weekend with the top two teams from Chile, Paraguay, Colombia, Brazil, and Uruguay qualifying for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens ...

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2017 ARN Club Player of the Year

Americas players have along history of success at the club level, particularly in Europe, and 2017 again yielded trophies for players abroad. Djustice Sears-Duru captured a BT Scottish Premiership title with Ayr, and his Canadian front row mate Jake Ilnicki won the Aviva ‘A’ League with Northampton Wanderers. Jamie Cudmore ...

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Gómez Kodela sees red against Pau

Joining Juan Imhoff and Nick Civetta on the naughty list heading into the New Year is Lyon prop Francisco Gómez Kodela. The 32-year-old tighthead specialist has enjoyed a fine season to date but a moment of madness against Pau will almost certainly cost him a few weeks on the sidelines. ...

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2017 ARN Rookie of the Year

Each year there are a few newcomers to international rugby who get their chance to show that they belong on the world’s stage. This past year certainly saw that and then some. An extraordinary 66 players from the six countries comprising the Americas Rugby Championship made their test debuts in ...

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Ontario Arrows unveil 2018 Jerseys

The Ontario Arrows have unveiled their jerseys for the 2018 season. While the new ‘elite’ level rugby team will not be part of any competition officially in the coming year, they have committed to six exhibition games in the spring against similar teams from the USA. A confirmed sponsor list ...

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