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Hard days ahead for Canada

Don’t blame the referee. It’s petulant and ignores the real problems. Yes, the wild right hand of Elvis Taione was missed, and particular blame has to lie with the assistant on that side of the field, but worse things have happened. As for Liam Underwood’s card, cries of foul are ...

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USA Comes from Behind to Upset Japan

The USA used a second half comeback to upset Japan 23-18 in Sacramento in the second round of the Pacific Nations Cup. The win marked the first time the Eagles have beaten Japan since October of 2003, a drought that spanned almost 12 years and five test matches. The Eagles ...

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Tonga rally to beat Canada

Canada crashed to a second consecutive Pacific Nations Cup defeat as Tonga came back from an early 15-3 deficit to win by a final score of 28-18. The loss will be desperately disappointing to the Canadian side, who looked in top form in the opening quarter, only to lose shape ...

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Fiji draw with Samoa in classic

An exhilarating game of rugby between the two Pacific Island nations lived up to all expectations and then some. In one of the all-time great contests of the Pacific Nations Cup, the two sides emerged dead even after an incredible roller coaster finale that saw Patrick Fa’apale kick a late ...

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Keltics earn historic win over Rock

The Nova Scotia Keltics defeated the Newfoundland Rock on a damp Friday evening in Halifax by a score of 25-14 in the Atlantic Senior League. The result ends a 15-year winless run against the Rock that Nova Scotia had suffered through, with the final whistle bringing jubilation from both players and ...

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Pablo Huete linked to Bayonne

French sources are reporting that Chilean Pablo Huete may be joining Bayonne. The 26 year old second-rower has previously played for both Pau and Massy in the French second division in addition to playing for the Tasman Makos in New Zealand. Bayonne was relegated from the Top 14 to the ...

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Former Puma Tomás Leonardí Joins Toulouse

Top 14 giants Toulouse have acquired the services of former Puma Tomás Leonardí as a medical joker. Toulouse’s stocks are set to take a hit during the opening months of the season due to the club having Thierry Dusautoir and Louis Picamoles involved in the World Cup. Also missing will ...

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The Straight Feed – Full Speed Ahead

Seems like yesterday we were wondering who might make the Pacific Nations Cup squads. Today is round two of the competition and in 10 days the tournament will be done. Two weeks after that the final preparation for World Cup warm-up matches will be in full swing, and then next ...

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ARN Rugby Forecast July 24-25

Americas Rugby News is happy to announce another semi-regular feature addition to the website. Each week, our editors will give their predictions and insight on various international rugby matches. Most will involve teams from the Americas, but may also include some big international events such as the Rugby Championship, Six ...

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US Venture gets RFU Investment

The stakes in the battle for the American rugby market just got a little bit higher as the Rugby Football Union is set to announce that they have become a minority stakeholder in Rugby International Marketing (RIM). RIM is the for-profit entity created by USA Rugby to stage events in the USA ...

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Brazil name South American under 19 Championship Squad

Having toured Argentina and won matches against club opposition Brazil’s new under 19 Head Coach Damian Rotondo has announced his squad for the upcoming South American Under 19 Championship. The competition will take place in Asunción, Paraguay from August 07-16 with Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay also being involved. Brazil Under 19s Alexandre ...

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