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World Rugby is the sanctioning organization for rugby. Rugby 15s, 10s and 7s are played. National Men’s and Women’s teams play in the Rugby World Cup, RWC Sevens, in the HSBC Sevens, & Women’s Sevens Series, and in competitions, like the Americas Rugby Championship, Americas Pacific Challenge, Rugby Americas North tournaments and U20 & U18 competitions.

World Rugby Repechage: Canada vs. Hong Kong Canada defeated Hong Kong 27-10 in the final World Rugby repechage match in Marseille, France and to win the repechage. In the other match, Germany defeated Kenya 43-6 and finished in second place in the repechage, with Hong Kong third and Kenya in fourth. As the result of winning the World Rugby Repechage, Canada will advance to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan in Pool B alongside defending champions New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, and Namibia. Match Recap Hong Kong controlled the majority of possession during the first 12 minutes. The team…

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World Rugby Repechage: Canada vs. Hong Kong Canada and Hong Kong will face each other in the final World Rugby repechage match in Marseille, France this Friday at 3 pm ET. Last week, Canada defeated Germany 29-10 and Hong Kong’s strong second half resulted in a 42-17 win over Kenya. Canada now has the inside track to advance to the 2019 Rugby World Cup either with a win over Hong Kong or a draw. They can also advance in they get a bonus point. Hong Kong win needs a bonus point win and to deny Canada obtaining a bonus point.…

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Germany vs Kenya Preview Germany and Kenya will face each other in the final World Rugby repechage match in Marseille, France this Friday at Noon ET. Neither team can win the repechage, but Germany can still finish second should Hong Kong lose against Canada. Germany has made six changes in the starters with Jörn Schröder and Matthias Schösser the props and Ayron Schramm gaining his first start at No. 8. In the backs, the wings have been swapped with Marcel Coetzee and Steffen Liebig starting and Hagen Schulte gaining the start at inside center. Kenya has made five changes to…

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USA Rugby Men’s Eagles vs. Ireland The 13th ranked USA Rugby Men’s Eagles will face the 2nd ranked Ireland in their final Fall international match on Saturday at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. The match will kickoff at 6:30 pm local (1:30 pm ET) and will be broadcast live in the U.S. on ESPN+. Eagles Head Coach Gary Gold has made three changes to the starters and two in the reserves. Shaun Davies has been cleared to play after his HIA protocol. Hanco Germishuys moves to a starting role with the injury to Tony Lamborn against Romania. Will Hooley will…

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2019 Americas Rugby Championship: USA & Brazil USA Rugby Release by Calder Cahill 2019 Americas Rugby Championship match between USA and Brazil moved from Houston to Austin, TX Due to recent weather in Houston, the new Aveva Stadium has experienced delays in construction and is not projected to be operational by match time in late February. Date, time, broadcast and competing teams remain the same as announced. LAFAYETTE, CO – The first home match for the Men’s Eagles during the 2019 Americas Rugby Championship is relocating from Aveva Stadium in Houston to Dell Diamond in Round Rock outside of…

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2021 Rugby League World Cup Qualifier: Jamaica vs the USA The 2018 Americas Rugby League Championship was held on Saturday, November 17 at Hodges Stadium, on the University of North Florida campus in Jacksonville. Jamaica beat the USA for the first time 16-10 and emerged with the 2018 Americas Championship. They also secured automatic qualification for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England, the 11th team to do so. During the first half, Jamaica scored two tries by Joel Farrell and Jacob Agden with Jy-Mel Coleman adding a conversion and two penalty kicks to take a 16-0 lead. Connor…

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USA Rugby Women’s Eagles vs. Ireland The USA Rugby Women’s Eagles defeated 8th ranked Ireland 19-10 on Sunday, November 18 at Energia Park. The USA have ended their November Internationals, while Ireland’s next match will be against England at Twickenham next Saturday. After losses to No. 1 New Zealand and No. 2 England to begin the Internationals, the USA Selects then beat England Academy 25-24 and the Women’s Eagles completed the tour with a win against Ireland. Match Recap Both teams advanced to within 5-meters of the line, but neither team could score. The USA Women’s Eagles opened the scoring…

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Canada vs Germany Repechage Canada defeated Germany 29-10 in the second round of World Rugby Repechage matches in Marseille, France on Saturday. Preceding the match, Hong Kong’s strong second half resulted in a 42-17 win over Kenya. Canada now has the inside track to advance to the 2019 Rugby World Cup next Friday with a win over Hong Kong. Germany will face Kenya in the other match. It is still possible for a three-way tie to exist with a Hong Kong and Germany win. Should that occur, Hong Kong would need a bonus point win, while denying a bonus point…

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Hong Kong vs Kenya Repechage Hong Kong defeated Kenya 42-17 in the Rugby World cup 2019 Repechage in Marseille, France on Saturday, November 17. Hong Kong gained a bonus point win and will play Canada next Friday with the Repechage on the line. Canada faces Germany in the second match of the day. Hong Kong will hope for a Canada nonbonus point win or a draw with Germany.  A win by Germany will mean that Germany will have the inside track of advancing as the Rechagewinner with a victory next week against Kenya. Match Recap Hong Kong secured al bonus-point…

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USA Rugby Men’s Eagles vs. Romania USA Rugby Men’s Eagles defeated 16th ranked Romania 31-5 on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Ghencea Stadium, Bucharest, Romania. The Eagles have won 10 consecutive international matches in 2018, with their lone loss of the year to the Maori All Blacks. The team now turns its attention to the match next Saturday in Dublin against the 2nd ranked Ireland. Match Recap The USA struck first after a Paul Lasike break and a finish by Ruben de Haas for a try and a 5-0 lead. Will Magie’s conversion was wide right. Romania came right back on…

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Hong Kong vs Kenya Repechage Hong Kong will face Kenya in the Rugby World cup 2019 Repechage in Marseille, France at 13:00 local (7 a.m. ET) [20.00 HKG time] on Saturday, November 17. The match will be shown on NBC Gold Rugby in the U.S. and on World Rugby in most countries. Hong Kong Hong Kong’s 26-9 loss to Germany means that the team will need a bonus point win over Kenya and a win over Canada the following week to keep their hopes alive of securing the last spot at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Hong Kong faced Kenya…

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Canada vs Germany Repechage Preview Canada will face Germany in the second round of World Rugby Repechage matches against Germany in Marseille, France on Saturday. The kick-off on Saturday is 10 am ET/7am PT and the match will be live on TSN in Canada, on NBC Gold Rugby in the U.S.or on World Rugby for other countries. In the other match of the tournament, Kenya will face Hong Kong at 7 am ET/4am PT. In round one of the Repechage, Canada beat Kenya 65-19 and Germany won 26-9 over Hong Kong. Canada tops the standings with five points, while Germany…

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USA Rugby Women’s Eagles vs. Ireland The USA Rugby Women’s Eagles will end their November Internationals against 8th ranked Ireland on Sunday, November 18 at Energia Park. Kickoff is at 1 pm local time (8 am ET) and will be live on the Irish Rugby YouTube Channel. USA Rugby Women’s Eagles Head Coach Rob Cain has made seven changes from the Eagles’ last test match with senior England the Women. Several of the women also played on Tuesday against England Academy, winning 25-24. Starter changes in the forwards include Nick James, Katy Augustyn, and Kristine Sommer at prop, hooker, and lock,…

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Saracens & Chris Wyles Chris Wyles has temporarily come out of retirement and contends to face Sale Sharks on Saturday. Chris Wyles, the 35-year-old former USA Rugby National team captain and member of the 2016 USA Olympic Sevens team, retired at the end of last season. He retired on the top of his game, scoring two tries in Saracens’ Premiership final win over Exeter Chiefs. This week he answered the Saracens call for his return with Liam Williams and Sean Maitland away on international duty, while David Strettle, Ali Crossdale, Matt Gallagher, Rotimi Segun and Duncan Taylor are missing through…

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