Tournament favorites Argentina romped to victory over the United States in the Americas Rugby Championship opener in Langford on Saturday afternoon.
Tournament hosts Canada open their ARC account against Uruguay, with both sides short of their best and having to fill in with unusual selections.
A thrown together USA Select XV will take on an impressive Argentina Jaguars selection to kick off the 2014 Americas Rugby Championship.
It’s a largely predictable side picked by Canada to take part in Langford, but there were a couple surprises, including one unexpected blast from the past.
When in doubt, go with what you know. That seems to be the message permeating from Eagle headquarters, or at least Mike Tolkin’s selection criteria.
Argentina have sent a powerful squad with five members of the Rugby Championship roster present, including three who took part in the win against Australia.
It’s slim pickings for Uruguay in the opening weekend of the ARC as their first choice team host Russia in the final World Cup qualifying match on Saturday.
With the CRC over the halfway point now it’s time to take a look at who could get the call for Canada in October’s ARC tournament in Langford.
With the repeat champions already crowned, only pride remains for the four teams to play for on the final day. Which players will put their hands up for higher honours?
The Jaguars have sewn up the title thanks to Canada’s putrid performance against the Americans. It’s hard to stomach just how poor the hosts were as they crashed to defeat.