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Why Canada must win on Saturday

International rugby is about winning. That goes for every minute of every match. Winning the set piece, winning the collisions, whatever battle that needs to be won to walk away victorious. In sport, however, some games are more important than others. The knock-outs. Local derbies. Cup finals. The Americas 1 ...

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Baldunciel Out for Argentina XV

Gaspar Baldunciel is out for the Argentina XV. The hooker has been replaced by the uncapped Agustín Gómez Di Nardo for the remainder of the World Rugby Nations Cup. Baldunciel started at hooker against Russia on Saturday. Having made a tackle he was forced off early though injury. His replacement ...

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Notes from the North

It’s been a while since the last issue and there’s simply too much to talk about all at once, but here are some updates and comments on a few of the more prominent topics being passed around Canadian rugby quarters at the moment. More to come next week. HIGH FIVE ...

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The Straight Feed – Woe Canada

Now that the euphoria of the Vancouver 7s has faded it’s time to get back to serious business. To steal a phrase from Chris LeFevre’s open letter, Canadian rugby is ‘heading into the abyss’ and it’s time to start clawing our way out. Conveniently Rugby Canada’s Annual General Meeting is this ...

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I Urge Argentina To Relax Overseas Player Rule

I urge Argentina to relax the overseas player rule. The existing UAR policy blocks any player from playing for Los Pumas who does not play in Argentina. The only exceptions are when an individual has permission from the union to play abroad. The ruling was brought into being to attract ...

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Ease Up on Italy – Progress is Apparent

Recent performances against Wales and Ireland saw the Italians coming off second best without meeting expectations. Yet the past provides insight into the present and also the future. There is reason to say ease up on Italy – progress is apparent. Failures A lot has been going wrong, this cannot ...

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World Rugby Deserve Questioning Over Anglo Monopolized Refereeing

World Rugby deserve questioning over Anglo monopolized refereeing. In response to the past weekend’s Six Nations fixtures social media was alive with people opposed to monolingual officiating. Played on Saturday and Sunday, the opening round of the 2017 Six Nations Championship featured referees from the Top 14, Super Rugby and Aviva ...

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Argentina Mourns the Loss of Puma Bernardo Miguens

Argentina rugby mourns the loss of Bernardo Miguens. The former CUBA and Puma fullback suffered an accident while on vacation in Pinamar and was unable to respond to treatment. He passed away while being transported to Buenos Aires. He was 58. The fourth child of a rugby family, his brothers ...

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Eagles set to Experiment in ARC

John Mitchell has included some surprise names in his 35-man squad for the 2017 Americas Rugby Championship. Nine uncapped players and a few unexpected returnees line a largely inexperienced squad that also features some overseas pros. As expected Todd Clever returns as co-captain, though he will assume sole leadership responsibilities ...

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