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2017 Americas Pacific Challenge XV

Given the almost disturbing ease with which Argentina breezed past the field we might have just named a team full of their players. Besides being colorless, such a stance would have denied several players who performed well despite the inevitable team struggles which accompany an ad hoc tournament. It would ...

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Team of the Week

The Americas Pacific Challenge has come to a close and while our tournament XV is still to come there were some very strong performances over the last two rounds. Some others in Europe also put up their hand. Sadly there were precious few Canadians in contention and while Uruguay were ...

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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 Venezuela A 12 point win over Peru on the weekend has set up a winner-takes-all South American B Championship match this coming ...

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USA fend off Canada in Montevideo

The USA Select XV closed out their Americas Pacific Challenge in style as they romped to victory over Canada ‘A’ by 45-26 at the Estadio Charrua on Sunday. A four-try performance from Hanco Germishuys led the way as they outscored their northern neighbors by seven tries to four. Germishuys struck ...

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APC Preview – Argentina vs Uruguay

The final tilt of the 2017 Americas Pacific Challenge will see hosts Uruguay ‘A’ thrown in against the Argentina XV, defending champions and heavy favorites to repeat after blowing out both Canada ‘A’ and Samoa ‘A’ in successive matches. While Uruguay will be disappointed to have dropped their match against ...

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APC Preview – Canada vs USA

A lot of pride and maybe a little more will be on the line when the USA Select XV takes on northern rivals Canada ‘A’ in the final round of the Americas Pacific Challenge on Sunday. The USA are still technically capable of winning the tournament if they secure a ...

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APC Preview – Tonga vs Samoa

The first of three derby matches to kick off the final day of the Americas Pacific Challenge will see island neighbors Tonga ‘A’ square off against Samoa ‘A’ on Sunday. It’s been mixed results thus far for the two teams, which each sporting one win from two. Tonga’s success came ...

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Brarda Out of Americas Pacific Challenge

Franco Brarda is out of the Americas Pacific Challenge. The Argentina XV loosehead prop suffered an injury to his cervical nerves playing against Samoa on Wednesday. The Córdoba prop has been cleared of any spinal cord damage but remains in hospital in Montevideo, Uruguay. The injury saw Brarda leaving the ...

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