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BC Bears name strong squad for CRC opener

Phil Mack headlines a powerful BC Bears squad as head coach Tony Healy has named his match day 23 for the Canadian Rugby Championship opener against the Prairie Wolf Pack on Friday evening. Thunderbird Stadium will host the two Western Canadian regional sides with the Bears intent on restoring some ...

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The Road to Americas 2 – Uruguay

As Uruguay watched the USA qualify in the Americas 1 position for the first time in World Cup history, Los Teros also realized another milestone. For the first time in their history they will enter the Americas 2 qualifiers as favorites. This is not just due to their superior World ...

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Referee Training in Nicaragua

The Central American Republic of Nicaragua is preparing to stage the 2017 Juegos Centroamericanos. With rugby featuring preparation is underway to prepare referees. Led by Mario Henao (Colombia) a World Rugby backed course has been taking place since last Wednesday. Activities have been taking place in the national capital of ...

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Jaguares Lose Flanker for Melbourne Rebels

Jaguares flanker Juan Manuel Leguizamón has been ruled out of facing the Melbourne Rebels. The back-rower suffered a knock to his head playing against the Waratahs on Saturday in Sydney. Protocol requires that he play no part in the final round match this coming weekend. Should he recover well, Leguizamón ...

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Roan Back Playing in Argentina

Guillermo Roan is back playing in Argentina. The former Puma played this past weekend for La Plata in the URBA Top 12 against Newman. Playing at home his team won the match 30-22. The 29-year-old returned to La Plata after playing in England and Italy. He played for London Welsh, ...

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The Road to Americas 2 – Canada

After dropping the Americas 1 series to the US Eagles, Canada now head down the Americas 2 road in search of a seat on the plane to Tokyo in 2019. To achieve their goal they must now defeat Uruguay in home-and-away matches to be held on January 27 and February ...

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Frenchmen Dominate Rugby Championship Referees

Frenchmen dominate Rugby Championship referees. Today’s announcement of match officials  has four different French officials appointed as referees for the premier Southern Hemisphere competition. No other country has three, with New Zealand the only one to have two. Of Argentina’s six matches three are to be refereed by Frenchmen. In round ...

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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 Puerto Rico Rugby is off the ground in Puerto Rico. Although the sport had existed on the island previously, it was the Get ...

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The Battle For Americas 1

The battle for Americas 1 is over. The USA made history by qualifying as the top North American side for the first time in Rugby World Cup history. In doing so the USA underlined themselves as the leading side from North America, second to Argentina in the Americas. For captain ...

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Uruguay XV Fixtures for Campeonato Argentino

The national ‘A’ side of Uruguay, the Uruguay XV will again play in the Campeonato Argentino. This year the Uruguay XV will play in the Ascenso A Zone, the second division of Argentine provincial rugby. The 2017 edition of the Campeonato Argentino will be played in November and December. The ...

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Jaguares Outclass Waratahs in Sydney

Los Jaguares outclassed the Warathas in Sydney this morning, winning 40-27. The five tries to three triumph would arguably been bigger had the Argentine side not been down to 13 men late in the first half. Prior to the yellow carding of second-rower Benjamín Macome and Guido Petti Los Jaguares ...

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Montevideo Hosts San Francisco 2018 Qualifiers

The 2017 Valentín Martínez tournament is to be special. Organized by Sudamérica Rugby, the Unión de Rugby de Uruguay (URU) and Carrasco Polo Club, the winner will qualify for San Francisco 2018. Competing are to be Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela and Uruguay. The winner will qualify for ...

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Fiji Qualify for RWC, to Meet Americas 2

Fiji will meet Americas 2 in Rugby World Cup 2019. The Oceania country qualified this morning, defeating Tonga 14-10. The result means that the winner of the Canada vs Uruguay home-and-away series will face Fiji in Japan 2019. Played in Nuku’alofa, Tonga on Saturday, the teams scored one try each. ...

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Cubelli Makes First Appearance of 2017

Puma Tomás Cubelli is fit-again. The scrum-half made his first appearance of 2017 this morning, playing for the Brumbies against the Reds in Super Rugby. He did so as a replacement from the bench. The Brumbies were beaten at the death, losing 16-15 to the Queenslanders. Cubelli has been out ...

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