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Chile Roster Named for Oktoberfest 7’s

Chile has named a 12-man roster for the Oktoberfest 7’s. Los Cóndores 7’s will compete in the upcoming competition in the German city of Munich. Chile is to be one of two countries involved from the Americas, the other is Argentina. Chile will compete in Pool C, facing Australia, Fiji ...

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Spain confirm Canada and Brazil tests

The Spanish Rugby Federation (FER) has confirmed they they will host two test matches in November against Americas opposition. They will first face Canada on November 18 and then Brazil on November 25. Brazil (CBRu) have also confirmed the match but Rugby Canada are yet to publicly announce their November ...

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NOLA Gold signs Sebastián Kalm

The NOLA Gold have made a splash with their first official player signing by adding Ohio Aviators standout Sebastián Kalm to their roster for the 2018 Major League Rugby season. Since earning league MVP honors in the inaugural PRO Rugby season in 2016 the Lindenwood University graduate has been spotted ...

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Namibia confirm two-match Uruguay series

The Namibian Rugby Union have confirmed that they will host Uruguay in a two-match test series in November. Venues for the matches have yet to be confirmed but the dates will be November 18 and 25. The news officially confirms what was originally reported by Americas Rugby News in May. ...

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Brazil confirms three-match European tour

The Brazilian Rugby Confederation (CBRu) has confirmed a three-match tour to Europe in November. With Germany and Spain already known, the third opponent will be Belgium, to be played in Brussels as the second match on the tour on November 18. The first stop will be in Leipzig on November ...

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Team of the Week

It was a forgettable week for Americas players in Europe. Despite a full compliment of club action across several divisions only a handful came away with noteworthy efforts. The Pumas continue to stutter in the Rugby Championship though there was room for one. Instead it’s the last two rounds of ...

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Sánchez Joins Full-House Club

Nicolás Sánchez made history on Saturday. In scoring in all forms – a try, penalty, conversion and a drop-goal he joined the Pumas Full-House Club. It was the first time that an Argentine player had achieved the accomplishment against New Zealand. His 165 points in the match also saw him ...

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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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