It’s time for round 2 of the Americas 2 World Cup qualifier between Uruguay and the United States, and this one is for all the marbles after the draw in Montevideo.
One step forward and one step back, waaay back. Describing the American performance in Montevideo as anything but awful would be disingenuous.
The Americas 2 qualification is a two-leg race, but one good game should get the job done, if done right. There’s no reason the Eagles can’t achieve that on Saturday.
Mike Tolkin has named his squad charged with assuring the Eagles’ place in the 2015 World Cup, with Toby L’Estrange primed to run things at no10.
Another classic video from a different era of rugby, as a fresh-faced Canada faced Uruguay in the first match of the now-defunct Pan-American Championships.
Nine articles from elsewhere worth having a look at, involving coaching philosophy, referee reviews, rucking, restarts, the Bledisloe Cup, prop forwards, and the possibility of a North American World Cup.
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.
Time for round two of the Americas Rugby Championship. The Jaguars should have little trouble with Los Teros, but the big question is whether Canada can rebound against the Americans.
As expected, Argentina were the pace-setters after round one with a strong victory over the Americans. Canada, on the other hand, looked well off it after scraping by against Uruguay.