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Jaguares Top Africa Super Rugby Conference

Los Jaguares top the Africa Super Rugby conference. After four rounds the Argentine franchise has 14 competition points. This is the same total as that of the Lions, the side that Los Jaguares defeated in round 3. Los Jaguares and the Lions are grouped together in the Africa 2 conference. ...

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Quade Cooper Set to Miss Jaguares Clash

Quade Cooper is set to miss the Jaguares Clash next weekend. The Queensland Reds fly half was red carded for a dangerous tackle in Saturday’s Super Rugby match against the Lions in Johannesburg. Coaches from both sides shared their point of view, suggesting that referees are under strict order to ...

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French clubs scrap merger plan

Plans for the merger of French clubs Stade Français and Racing 92 have officially been scrapped. An outcry of opposition from supporters of both storied clubs came following the shock announcement earlier in the week by owners Thomas Savare and Jacky Lorenzetti that the two Parisian clubs would become one. ...

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Argentina Will Play in RWC 2019 Pool of Death

It is doomsday for Los Pumas. Confirmation can now be made that Argentina will play in the RWC 2019 pool of death. Results from the 2017 Six Nations did not go Argentina’s way which, consequently sees the South Americans remaining 9th in the world. Having fallen to Wales, Scotland and ...

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The 12 Host Cities Named for France 2023

The 12 host cities have been named for France 2023. The Fédération française de rugby (FFR) is looking to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023, 16 years after France 2007. Unlike in 2007 it would be a tournament with matches exclusively played in France. The final venues included see virtually all ...

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Player Strike knocks out Top 14 fixtures

Two of this weekend’s Top 14 fixtures have been ‘postponed’ due to the ongoing player strike of both Stade Français and Racing 92 players. Scheduled matches involving Castres and Montpellier will now not take place. The strike comes in the wake of a shock announcement earlier in the week by ...

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Can Argentina Avoid a Pool of Death for RWC 2019?

Heading into the final round of the Six Nations Argentina remains ranked 9th in the world. With this coming weekend’s matches being the final games before the draw is made Los Pumas would appear to have their fate sealed. Can Argentina Avoid a Pool of Death for RWC 2019? The ...

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Houston teases Major League Rugby plans

One of the nine clubs set to take part in the new Major League Rugby competition starting in 2018 has started to tease fans with snippets of information via its Facebook page. Of all the clubs named the Houston Strikers are perhaps the most interesting as they do not currently ...

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World Rugby reveals new Global Calendar

World Rugby has announced a new agreement that will see the Global Calendar shift beginning in 2020. Perhaps the most noticeable alteration is the confirmation of a heavily-rumored switch to a July test window, replacing the current June window. Also announced is an increase in high profile matches for Tier ...

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Match Preview – Jaguares vs Cheetahs

Looking to go 3-1 this season Los Jaguares take-on the Cheetahs on Saturday. The fixture is to be Los Jaguares’ second home fixture this season. The teams met in 2016 in what was Los Jaguares debut Super Rugby match. The Argentine team won a thriller 34-33 in Bloemfontein. On that ...

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Seymour Starts Again for Scotland

Tommy Seymour is to start again for Scotland. The flier from Tennessee will play right wing against Italy on Saturday. He qualifies to play for the country via the parent ruling. The Scottish side named for the fixture features one change. Looking to rebiound from a forty point thrashing at ...

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Team of the Week

With the Americas Rugby Championship done for another year it’s back to domestic rugby we look for this week’s selection. The Aviva Premiership and Guinness Pro 12 had the week off but we had two divisions of French club rugby, the British & Irish Cup, the Anglo-Welsh Cup, and of ...

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Seven inducted into Canadian Rugby Hall of Fame

The first inductees into the newly-created Canadian Rugby Hall of Fame were presented in the annual Awards Dinner on Thursday evening. Five players and two builders were entered in the class of 2017. The Hall of Fame will be housed in the Al Charron National Training Centre in Langford, currently under ...

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