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Changes aplenty for USA v Tonga

USA and Tonga will both field heavily changed sides for round three of the Pacific Nations Cup, which takes place in Toronto on Wednesday afternoon. Each side comes in with a 1-1 record having lost their first game and won the second. The Eagles came from behind to beat Japan ...

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Team of the Week July 24-25

Another rough week for the Americas teams, with only the Eagles coming away winners, and even then they were far from perfect. There were a couple tough spots to choose, but more often than not it was a matter of picking the most competent, rather than the exceptional. 1 – ...

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Up and Under July 24-25

The Up and Under is a weekly feature on Americas Rugby News which reviews the best and worst from games involving the Americas teams on the weekend. UP US Eagles A solid win over the higher ranked Japan sees the USA close the gap in the World Rugby rankings to move ...

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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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