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Japan Continues Winning Ways vs Georgia

Rugby World Cup 2019 hosts Japan made it three in a row today as the Asian champions completed a hard-fought 13-10 win over Georgia in Gloucester. Amanaki Lelei Mafi was the hero as the replacement prop went over two minutes from full time to put Japan in front for the ...

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Oscár Durán to lead Uruguay vs Basque Country

Uruguayan Head Coach Pablo Lemoine has made fourteen changes to his starting team for Sunday’s away match against Basque Country Euskarians in Spain. The non-capped international is to be Uruguay’s final hit-out before the Rugby World Cup. Los Teros will play in Pool A, the Pool of Death. The uncompromising ...

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Americas Six Nations to Start in February

The historic Americas Six Nations will get the go ahead. The tournament is yet to be officially launched due to ongoing arrangements in regards to the name and sponsor acquisition, but the governing body of Brazilian rugby – the Confederação Brasileira de Rugby (CBRu) – has confirmed the tournament is ...

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Guinness Pro 12 2015-2016 Americas Players

The 2015-2016 Guinness Pro 12 season starts today with three league matches involving Irish, Scottish and Welsh teams. The remaining three opening round matches are to be played tomorrow. In previous years the Celtic-Italian League has been an important part of preparing players from the Americas for international duty. The ...

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Eagles and Wallabies Name Sides

The USA and Australia have named their sides that are set to play their final Rugby World Cup warm up tomorrow at Chicago’s Soldier Field. The two sides have only met six times since their first match in 1976. The match tomorrow will be only the third time the two ...

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South Africa May Host 2019 World Cup

Reports out of South Africa claim that South Africa may replace Japan as the host nation for Rugby World Cup 2019. A number of sites including Super Sport and Rugby Mag are reporting that South Africa could be asked to be on standby to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup following ...

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Hernández joins Argentine Super Rugby Franchise

The UAR have completed a double-coup this week by signing two of the country’s most experienced and influential players, Juan Manuel Leguizamón and nor Juan Martín Hernández. Both players will play for the country’s Super Rugby franchise after many years abroad. Both players are now to realize a dream of ...

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Injury Forces Lavalla out of World Cup

USA back row stalwart Scott Lavalla suffered a fractured elbow in training thus forcing Head Coach Mike Tolkin to replace him on the Eagles World Cup Roster. Less than two weeks out from the big event, the loss of Lavalla is a blow to the USA’s lineup. Expected to play ...

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Cubelli to captain Argentina vs Leicester Tigers

Los Pumas Head Coach Daniel Hourcade has handed scrumhalf Tomás Cubelli with the captaincy for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup warm-up match against the Leicester Tigers. The South Americans will face the most successful club in the history of the Aviva Premiership at Welford Road in Leicester. In what is to ...

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Australian team named for Eagles in Chicago

Wallaby loosehead prop James Slipper has been named as captain of the Wallabies for this weekend’s historic test against the USA Eagles in Chicago, Illinois. Having debuted in 2010 the Australian will play for his country for the 68th time. Slipper is to lead a much changed side to that ...

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Thompson suspended, Levave plays lock

Experienced lock Kane Thompson has been handed a two-game suspension after receiving a red card for punching Saia Fainga’a of the Barbarians on the weekend. As a result the former Chiefs and now Newcastle Falcons forward will miss Saturday’s game against Wasps as well as the opening World Cup match ...

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Canada hold on to beat Georgia

Canada continued their newly-found winning ways with a dramatic one-point victory over Georgia at Molesey Road in Esher, England on Wednesday. The result puts an end to a seven-test losing streak, and marks only their second full international win since the beginning of 2014. It also avenges a four-point defeat ...

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Angelo Esposito out of World Cup

Italian winger Angelo Esposito has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup and has been replaced by a back-rower with the surprisingly excluded Simone Favaro now set to play in the tournament. Favaro had initially been excluded because of ‘injury’, but competed in Canada with Glasgow Warriors on Saturday ...

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