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Austin sign Alain Hyardet as Head Coach

Austin Elite Rugby have signed former Montpellier manager Alain Hyardet as Head Coach for the 2018 Major League Rugby season. Previously operating under the Austin Huns banner, Austin Elite have moved quickly to find a suitable replacement for the popular Eugene Eloff who has opted to return home to South ...

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El Mago Boost for Argentina

El Mago has given a boost for Argentina. The veteran play-maker, Juan Martín Hernández, is back to fitness and training freely with Los Pumas. Argentina are preparing to face Australia in Canberra on Saturday. Hernández was ruled out of facing New Zealand last weekend. In his place Nicolás Sánchez started ...

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Star-studded Saracens arrive in Philadelphia

Saracens have not packed lightly for their feature match against Newcastle Falcons at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia on Saturday. A full compliment of stars have arrived stateside with the European Champions boasting an impressive 24 full internationals in their squad including six members of the 2017 British & Irish ...

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Ratier takes Canadian National Academy position

François Ratier is leaving his post as Canadian National Senior Women’s Head Coach, but he will be staying involved with Canadian rugby. The 45-year-old will move from Quebec to Victoria to take up a full-time position as National Academy Head Coach. While an internal memo has already circulated, Rugby Canada ...

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Paddy Ryan on trial at Bath

US Eagles prop Paddy Ryan has joined up with Bath on trial as he looks to secure a new Aviva Premiership contract following his departure from Newcastle Falcons at the end of last season. Ryan was a second half replacement in the Aviva ‘A’ league match against Gloucester United on ...

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Up and Under

Up and Under is a weekly feature on Americas Rugby News which reviews the best and worst from games involving the Americas teams over the previous week. UP Argentina Los Pumas fell 39-22 to New Zealand on Saturday. The defeat saw a late fury from the All Blacks who overturned ...

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Japan win World Rugby u20 Trophy

Japan defeated Portugal on Sunday to claim the top spot in the World Rugby u20 Trophy tournament. Played in diabolical conditions at the Estadio Charrua in Montevideo, the match was abandoned in the 65th minute with when thunder and visible lightning added to the heavy rain and a pitch reduced ...

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Uruguay defeat Namibia, win u20 Bronze

Uruguay ended their World Rugby u20 Trophy with a decisive 34-12 win over Namibia in the Bronze Final at the Estadio Charrúa on Sunday. The five-tries-to-two performance caps what has been an excellent tournament for the Teritos and one that leaves them wondering ‘what if?’ – with their only slip-up ...

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Chile hold off Fiji to claim 5th

Make it two upsets in a row. Chile followed up their impressive performance against Canada with another fine team effort, defeating Fiji by 15-13 to claim 5th spot overall at the World Rugby u20 Trophy. The match was played in challenging conditions as a waterlogged pitch made it near impossible ...

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Canada finish u20 Trophy with a win

Canada finished their World Rugby u20 Trophy tournament on a winning note as they shut out Hong Kong by 38-0 in Montevideo on Sunday. A soggy pitch made for challenging conditions but the Canadians did enough to score six tries against their clearly outclassed opposition. A dominant scrum put Canada ...

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Five Points of Pumas Performance

Three matches into the 2017 Rugby Championship and Argentina are still chasing a victory. The 0-3 record is of grave concern though there are signs that this team could yet surprise a lot of people and pull off a win. The 39-22 loss to New Zealand was not a team being ...

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Arregui Joins Pumas in Canberra

Felipe Arregui has been added to the Argentina roster and joins Los Pumas in Canberra. The 23-year-old has been added due to the potential non-involvement of props currently in the roster. Argentina faced New Zealand in New Plymouth on Saturday morning (Argentina time). They did so with regular Ramiro Herrera ...

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New Faces on Argentina XV Roster

A 29-man Argentina XV roster has been named. Included are new faces in what is a competitive squad for upcoming international activities. The roster will train from Monday to Wednesday. From the group which faced Toulon, the most recent fixtures for the Argentina XV, Sebastián Cancelliere, Juan Cappiello, Bruno Devoto,  Juan Cruz ...

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Glendale gets even with Ontario

The tables were turned at Infinity Park on Saturday as Glendale claimed a dominant 41-7 victory over Ontario, in doing so exacting their revenge on the loss in Burlington earlier in the year. Six tries in all to only one for Ontario, a disappointing result in their maiden voyage as ...

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Uruguay to play for Bronze against Namibia

Heartbroken after missing out on the Gold Final by the width of the uprights, Uruguay will nonetheless be motivated to defeat Namibia in the Bronze Final of the World Rugby u20 Trophy in Montevideo on Sunday. The Teritos enter the match after overwhelming Hong Kong on Wednesday and recording a ...

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