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No Rugby Championship Expansion

There is to be no Rugby Championship expansion. Speculation of a new format for the Southern Hemisphere’s premier international competition has pointed to possibly adding Fiji or Japan. However Americas Rugby News has been told that no changes will be made. Fiji is ranked above Argentina in World Rankings. Samoa ...

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Team of the Week

It’s international rugby that gives us the bulk of our team this week. The Americas Pacific Challenge gave us two strong winners to pick from. No Canadians were considered and while the USA had a couple players in contention ultimately none of them made the cut either. As such it’s ...

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Pumas Grades in 2017 Rugby Championship

Argentina were outperformed in the Rugby Championship. The team  lost every match, conceding a bonus point defeat in all six games. While there were ocassions in which the team was leading at half time or into the second half Los Pumas realistically never looked like winning a game. To better ...

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Americas Rankings – October 8 2017

The Americas Rankings have been updated following the completion of international competition this weekend. The October 8 2017 rankings see changes for Argentina, Barbados, Colombia and Peru. Argentina’s Rugby Championship campaign was poor. Los Pumas lost every single match, gaining no competition points and conceding 17 points or more in ...

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Australia Complete Win Against Argentina in Mendoza

Australia completed a 37-20 win against Argentina in Mendoza this evening. The result was a record-setting campaign for the South Americans who lost all their matches, finished with no competition points and conceded more tries than in any other prior Rugby Championship tournament. The collective negativity has seen sustained questioning ...

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Team of the Week

This week we had a fine game in Colonia to provide some options as Uruguay very nearly got the best of the Argentina XV in the Sudamérica Rugby Cup final. The senior Pumas were no match for New Zealand and contribute only two players, while a handful of others come ...

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Petti Ruled Out of Facing Australia

Guido Petti has been ruled out of facing Australia. The second-rower was injured in the final minute of Argentina’s home match against New Zealand this past Saturday. The injury has been diagnosed as a clavicular acromion sprain. Petti was unable to train with the side in Buenos Aires on Tuesday. In ...

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