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Canada ready for World Cup opener

François Ratier is taking no chances in the opening match of the Women’s World Cup, selecting a powerful side to take on Hong Kong at Billings Park in Dublin on Wednesday. Canada are heavy favorites heading into the match owing to their No 3 spot on the official World Rugby ...

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Nicaragua Joins South American C Championship

History will be made in 2017 as Nicaragua joins the South American C Championship. The addition of the Central American Republic ensures that the competition will have four teams this year. Nicaragua joins Guatemala, Panama and, hosts, Costa Rica. El Salvador have dropped out of competing in the 2017 tournament. ...

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South Africa To Play in Red in Salta

South Africa is to play in a red strip in Salta. The new-look uniform will be used for the Springboks’ away test match in the Rugby Championship against Argentina. The decision came from SA Rugby who are looking to mark 25 years of rugby unity in South Africa. The use ...

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Pumas Training with Three New Faces

Los Pumas are training with three new faces. The team’s second week of camp in Buenos Aires features the inclusion of Argentina XV players Juan Cruz González, Agustín Gómez Di Nardo and Rodrigo Bruni. The trio all faced Toulon as did Marcos Kremer and Manuel Montero who rejoined Los Pumas ...

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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 Paraguay Paraguay has officially started a High Performance Plan for rugby. The project will see both men’s and women’s players both at ...

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Chile to Tour Asia in November

Chile is to tour Asia in November. Los Cóndores will compete in an international tournament in Hong Kong. Following on from hosting South Korea in late 2016 the opportunity sees Chile continuing to be integrated into global rugby. Dates and fixtures for the tournament are yet to be announced though ...

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USA Prop Joins Leicester Tigers

USA prop Chris Baumann has joined the Leicester Tigers. The 20-time capped Eagle joins the Aviva Premiership club ahead of the upcoming 2017-2018 season. Born in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Baumann has extensive experience playing across the USA. He made his debut for the USA in the 2015 Pacific Nations Cup against ...

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Foreign-born players in 2017 Rugby Championship

Following the popularity of Americas Rugby News’ Foreign-Born Players at Rugby World Cup 2015, the hot topic of debate regarding player eligibility is to be looked at again. In this piece Americas Rugby News takes an in-depth look into the foreign-born players in each Rugby Championship roster. Included will be where they were born and how ...

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South Africa Roster Named for Rugby Championship

The South African roster has been named for the Rugby Championship. Head Coach Allister Coetzee has selected a 34-man squad for the Southern Hemisphere’s premier test match competition. The Springboks are to begin their preparations in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday. This will give them eleven days together before opening their ...

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Sinclair departs London Irish

Jebb Sinclair’s time with London Irish has come to an abrupt close. After six seasons with the club the hard-hitting New Brunswick forward is heading back to Canadian shores to take up a coaching position with the Meraloma rugby club in Vancouver while he considers his playing future. Citing ‘irregularities’, ...

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Griffins sign Aviva Premiership lock Mills

Sale Sharks lock Jonathan Mills is headed to Dallas. After making headlines by signing Mike Ford as Director of Rugby, the Griffins have snapped up Mills in a player-coach capacity. The 33-year-old arrives fresh from a five-year stay in the Aviva Premiership, the first year with London Welsh and the ...

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Toulon Exact Revenge on Argentina XV in Tucumán

Toulon exacted revenge on the Argentina XV this evening, winning 36-29 in Tucumán. The five tries to four victory featured a double from former French test fullback Hugo Bonneval. Opening the scoring was Germán Schulz. The Tala RC winger used soccer skills to score the game’s opening try. Celebrations were ...

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Garber signing confirmed by Strikers

The Houston Strikers have confirmed the signing of USA Selects flanker Cecil Garber for the 2018 Major League Rugby season. Joining from the Seattle Saracens club by way of the Northeast Bulldogs 7s side, the 25-year-old is the 19th player to put pen to paper for the Southeast Texas franchise. ...

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