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Notes from the North

Once again we’ve drifted far too long between entries. With so much going on behind the scenes it’s hard to keep track of what’s most important in Canadian rugby right now but in this column we’ll try to focus on the immediate concerns – the Women’s World Cup, the CRC, ...

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Would Two Argentine Teams be Competitive in Super Rugby?

Super Rugby is downsizing. The 2018 season will have 15 teams, down three from 18. There are a variety of motives driving the change, one of which is performance. This raises the question – would two Argentine teams be competitive in Super Rugby? Comparative Performance Los Jaguares completed their second ...

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The Straight Feed – Fixing the Fixers

It’s now July 4. Independence Day for those who hail from South of the 49th. Or holed up at the Alaskan Mountain Grounds. The Eagles have now been celebrating for the best part of three days straight. Not only did they steal Canada’s spot in the World Cup, they also ...

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USA vs Canada – The Keys to Victory

The day of reckoning is upon us and come Saturday evening there will be one more team with anime invitations in their inbox. While the game in Hamilton was exciting from a spectator’s point of view, it was rife with errors from both teams and in terms of execution left ...

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Attention Returns to Jaguares

With the completion of the June Internationals, Argentine attention returns to Los Jaguares. The Buenos Aires based Super Rugby franchise will play at home next Friday. The fixture is to be against the Kings, a dead rubber for the Jaguares given their run of losses prior to pausing for June’s ...

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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 The hooker has been replaced by the uncapped Agustín Gómez Di Nardo for the remainder of the World Rugby Nations Cup.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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