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USA vs Canada (Men) – This Saturday the Eagles play arch rival Canada in the third round of the 2017 America Rugby Championship (ARC) at an away game in British Columbia. The Maple Leafs lead the series of 55 matches (first game in 1977) with 38 wins, 16 losses, and one draw.
The USA have won the last four contests, dating back to 2014. The Canadians had been victorious in the seven prior games, dating from 2009 to 2013.
The two nations are ranked 16th (USA) and 17th (Canada) in the latest World Rugby standings. Both countries experienced poor Rugby World Cup 2015 outcomes.
Televised on The Rugby Channel for subscribers.
Six Nations- No games scheduled for this weekend. Round Three for Women and Men resumes the weekend of February 25 and 26.
Information Drop – The following details rugby news from the past week:
- France bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023;
- Rugby League participation in England falls dramatically. In last ten years, adults playing Rugby League have declined by 40%. Total participation in 2016 involved 45,000 adult (over 16) players; and,
- Seven Nations? – Rumbling to add Georgia as a seventh entry into the Six Nations Championship. This would be a different solution to relegation and promotion
Las Vegas Invitational – To date, 260 Women’s and Men’s sides signed up, a new record for the largest rugby tournament in the United States.
South America Women's 7's Tournament - This weekend, eight teams will compete at the Sudamerica Rugby Women's Sevens in Cordoba, Argentina. The winning team, other than reigning champions Brazil, will advance to play as the 12th and final squad in the upcoming USA Sevens event in Las Vegas, on 3-4 March.