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Contract Extensions for Three More Jaguares

Three more players have signed contract extensions with the Jaguares. Following the six previously announced, props Enrique Pieretto and Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro as well as flanker Javier Ortega Desio have re-signed with the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) through to the end of the 2019 season. In doing so it ensures ...

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Toulon confirm Facundo Isa signing

European giants RC Toulon have completed a major coup with the signing of Argentina star Facundo Isa. The 23-year-old no8 had an enormous year for the Pumas in 2016, emerging as a one of the world’s premier loose forwards and leading all players in carries and metres gained during the 2016 Rugby ...

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Spain with two Argentine Players defeat Russia

Spain with Two Argentine Players defeated Russia on Saturday. The 16-6 victory gives Los Leones a dream start in their Rugby World Cup 2019 qualifying campaign. Representing Spain were two players from Argentina – Fernando Martín López Pérez and Aníbal Fernando Bonan. López  Pérez played as Spain’s starting Loose Head prop. Bonan was Spain’s ...

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French Bid Places RWC 2023 as Biggest Ever

The host nation for Rugby World Cup 2023 will be determined this year. In the running are three unions – France, Ireland and South Africa. All have hosted in some capacity in the past. Should the French bid be successful it would make 2023 the biggest ever Rugby World Cup. ...

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Americas remember Joost

The rugby world is today in mourning following the passing of Springbok great Joost van der Westhuizen. Considered by peers and pundits alike to be among the greatest scrumhalves to have played the game, the man colloquially known by his first name suffered from debilitating motor neuron disease since being ...

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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 Canada 7s An outstanding day one from Canada at the Wellington 7s saw them producing their best opening-day effort at an HSBC ...

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Scottish Union and Head Coach Clash over Player Eligibility Laws

The Scottish Rugby Union and Head Coach have clashed over Player Eligibility Laws. With Scotland being one of the world’s predominant benefactors of the three-year residency rule the words of the national coach are all the more powerful. Head Coach Vern Cotter has backed the widespread calls to change the controversial ...

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Most Capped Lineup: Canada

Canada’s most capped lineup will require a slightly different approach with coaches over the years often shuffling players around leaving many caps spread over multiple positions. In more established countries specialisation is the norm but versatility remains a distinct feature of Canadian rugby players. It’s no surprise that most of ...

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Wales Support Extending Residency Eligibility to Five Years

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Just one day after England another Tier 1 union has come out in favor of changing player eligibility laws. Wales will support extending residency eligibility to Five Years, two more than the current requirement. The contentious ruling from World Rugby’s Regulation 8 enables uncapped players to represent another after completing ...

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