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Aiming High – Guest Editorial

In a special feature Americas Rugby News is extremely pleased to offer our readers a special look into Colombian rugby. Joining us in this guest editorial is Sergio Pulgarín.   It has been a great year for Colombian rugby so far. The Tucanes won their fifth Sudamericano B title, the ...

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Canadian University Championship kicks off in Guelph

The inaugural Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship kicks off on Thursday as six of the top university sides from across the country travel to Guelph, Ontario, to compete for the Spence McTavish Cup. While the tournament is not an officially recognized USports competition, it has received support from the national ...

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Team of the Week

For the most part it was a difficult week for Americas teams as the November test window officially opened. Canada were swept aside by Georgia with relative ease, Brazil were woeful for much of their match against Germany, and Argentina fell to England in a sleep-inducing encounter at Twickenham. Chile ...

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Who Voted for France 2023?

Who Voted for France 2023? This is the question that many want answered. The problem is that having this become a reality is complex due to the voting having been done via a secret ballot. Upon announcing France 2023 as the winner World Rugby confirmed how France had won. The ...

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Americas Rankings – November 15 2017

Chile’s second round Cup of Nations match against Hong Kong sees a mid-week edition of the Americas Rankings. The November 15 2017 Americas Rankings are updated with changes to the Chileans. Los Cóndores’ 13-6 defeat to Hong Kong has resulted in Chile losing rankings points. The updated rankings see Chile ...

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Costa Rica Obtains Full World Rugby Membership

In an exciting development for the Americas Costa Rica has obtained full World Rugby Membership. The  World Rugby Council unanimously voted in favor of the Federación de Rugby de Costa Rica as a new and full member of World Rugby. Sudamérica Rugby President Marcelo Rodríguez noted: “With regards to our ...

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France To Host Rugby World Cup 2023

France is to host Rugby World Cup 2023. Confirmation came through in a live announcement this morning from World Rugby. The sport’s governing body made the announcement that France 2023 had won the vote, defeating bids from Ireland and South Africa. The bid was won despite World Rugby having recently ...

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Riekert Hattingh signs for Seawolves

Former Ohio Aviators star Riekert Hattingh has signed with the Seattle Seawolves for the 2018 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old No 8 joined the Aviators halfway through the 2016 PRO Rugby campaign and proved a revelation with his athleticism and attacking skills. A native of Pretoria, South Africa, Hattingh ...

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Germany vs Brazil – Full Match Video

Germany faced Brazil for the fifth time since 2015 on Saturday in a match played at Bruno Place Stadion in Leipzig. It was the first action of the November international schedule for both countries. Both sides featured new-look sides as Germany handed debuts to Ayron Schramm, Wynston Cameron-Dow, and Nikolai ...

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Los Angeles to host Bulls vs Stormers

It’s not quite the regular season match fans had hoped for, but USA Rugby on Tuesday confirmed that they will be hosting a pre-season Super Rugby tilt between the Bulls and Stormers at the StuhHub Center in Los Angeles on February 3. The match will be part of a double-header ...

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Changes Expected Against Italy

Changes are expected from Argentina against Italy. Following on from the 21-8 defeat against England Daniel Hourcade’s side in training today featured alterations. While the team announcement will not be made until Thursday today’s sessions were the finals ones before confirming the lineup. Today marked day two of the preparation. ...

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Hong Kong out-scrum Chile at Cup of Nations

Hong Kong defeated Chile at their own game at the Cup of Nations on Tuesday, earning a 13-6 victory on the back of a dominant scrum and superior forward effort. The tightly-contested match saw only one try scored between the two sides with the Cóndores struggling to break through an ...

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Colombia Rosters for Juegos Bolivarianos 2017

Colombia has named both the men’s and women’s player rosters for the 2017 Juegos Bolivarianos. The competition will be played over three days from November 20-22 in the Caribbean city of Santa Marta. In total five countries will compete for gold in rugby at the Juegos Bolivarianos. Doing so in ...

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Lezana Out of Facing Italy and Ireland

Tomás Lezana has been ruled out of facing Italy and Ireland. Having started at no 8 against England on Saturday the Santiago del Estero forward will play no further part in Argentina’s ongoing November tour. Lezana is to return home to Argentina for personal reasons. In his absence Daniel Hourcade ...

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