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RWC Forecast Round 1

It’s time for predictions! Americas Rugby News is stepping it up for the World Cup, inviting other writers from around the Americas to test their mettle against the ARN editors. Before we get into the goods, here’s who we have this week, joining regulars Paul, Bryan, and Ted: Christian Gómez ...

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Attacking Argentina named to face All Blacks

A blend of experience and youth will look to topple the All Blacks this Sunday as Argentina opens up its Rugby World Cup campaign with an attacking side to take on the reigning world champions at London’s Wembley Stadium. Rather than looking to strategically put the defensive pieces in place ...

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Tolkin names Eagles for Samoa

USA Eagles head Coach Mike Tolkin has confirmed his lineup for Sunday’s Pool B Rugby World Cup opening weekend fixture against Samoa in Brighton. Having run Samoa very close in the Pacific Nations Cup, Tolkin has gone for a mobile unit with Chris Wyles set to captain the team from the ...

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RWC: One More Day

With one day left to the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, World Rugby has released a powerful video of all seven Webb Ellis Cups being lifted by the champions of each tournament. Enjoy. The wait is finally almost over.

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Japan name side for historic Springboks match

Eddie Jones has left the funny business behind, and selected a team with only minor surprises for the match against the Springboks on Saturday. After toying with Hendrik Tui on the wing against Georgia, he has moved the loose forward back to no8, choosing the more conventional approach with speedsters ...

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First choice Ireland to face Canada

Ireland look keen to avoid any hiccups as Joe Schmidt has selected his strongest possible side to face Canada at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday. The only forced absentee is centre Robbie Henshaw who has been ruled out with injury. British & Irish Lions cap Luke Fitzgerald will step ...

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Teams set for France vs Italy

Italy and France have named their teams for the Pool D match at Twickenham on Saturday. Each side are missing key players with injury, with Wesley Fofana out of the French team, and the Italians losing Gonzalo García and, most importantly, captain Sergio Parisse. The Azzurri will be lead out ...

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Clever signs for Newcastle Falcons

Former USA captain Todd Clever has been signed by Newcastle Falcons for the 2015-16 season. One of the more recognizable players in American rugby for the past decade, Clever was replaced as skipper this year by Chris Wyles, and then abruptly discarded by head coach Mike Tolkin for reportedly missing ...

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Cudmore leads Canada against Ireland

Jamie Cudmore will captain Canada in their World Cup opener against Ireland on Saturday. The Clermont Auvergne second row will be playing his fourth tournament, and has led his country out in each of the last two tests against Georgia and Fiji, as well as the warm-up fixture against Glasgow ...

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Tonga Name Powerful side for Georgia

Tongan Head Coach Mana Otai has named his starting line-up for his team’s opening Rugby World Cup fixture at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester, England on Saturday. The Pacific Islanders will enter as favorites against one of rugby’s biggest improvers over the past decade, Georgia. Tonga 1 Tevita Mailau, 2 Elvis ...

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McCoy Returns to USA Women’s 7s Helm

Former USA Eagle standout Julie McCoy has returned to the helm of the Women’s 7s team as the program prepares for the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games. USA Rugby announced today that McCoy, who was the team’s Head Coach from 2006-2009, has been named Head Coach of the program. McCoy is well ...

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RWC 2015 Preview – Pool C

The pool with the least amount of intrigue, New Zealand are virtual locks to come out on top, with Argentina highly probable to finish second. Notably it’s the opening round that seems most interesting, with the All Blacks up against the Pumas and Georgia facing close competitors Tonga in what ...

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