Having had a few days to digest the undeniably poor results of the ARC, it’s time to run the rule over what, if anything, can be taken out of the wreckage.
Canada put in a very creditable first half performance against Argentina before running out of petrol in the closing chapter of their doomed 2014 ARC entry.
The Eagles Select XV wrapped up their ARC campaign with a dominant win over a word out Uruguayan side on Sunday to repeat last year’s 2nd place finish.
Los Jaguares look dead certs to wrap up their 5th consecutive ARC title in the not-so-grand finale as they face off against tournament hosts Canada.
Mike Tolkin’s Select XV looks set to end the tournament on a high and clinch a second place finish as they close out against the bottom dwelling Uruguayans.
Canada fell to their closest rivals once again as the Select XV held the home side tryless in a dreadful advertisement for North American rugby.
It’s not often you use the term ‘scrape’ to describe a 22 point victory, but Uruguay were Argentina’s equal for the vast majority of a bruising encounter.
Canada will be out for redemption after dropping this very same fixture a year ago today. On paper this looks by far the closest match of the tournament.
Argentina and Uruguay renew their friendly neighborhood rivalry in the second round of the Americas Rugby Championship early Wednesday evening.
Canada never seemed to get out of first gear against a feisty Uruguayan side pumped up from their country’s World Cup qualification earlier that day.