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Eagles Meet Georgia - This Saturday, June 17, the USA Men will meet Georgia in the second of four Test matches sponsored by the Emirates Airline Summer Series. The third and fourth events will be the two qualifying matches against Canada for a spot in the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.
The game will begin at 7 p.m. and will be aired live on The Rugby Channel for subscribers. The venue is at Fifth Third Bank Stadium, Kennesaw State University outside Atlanta.
The 12th ranked Lelos opened their North American tour with a victory over Canada last week. The Eagles lost to Ireland. Of note, the game will mark Todd Clever's 74th cap. He is the most capped Eagle.
New Zealand Women vs. England - The number one and number two ranked women's sides meet Saturday, June 17, in the final of a three-match event held in New Zealand. Both fifteens are 2-0 with victories over Canada and Australia. England are the reigning world champions from their 2014 tournament victory in Paris. This game may be a possible preview of the upcoming Gold medal final in this August's Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland.
U-20 Boys Final in Georgia - The tenth championship will be contested Sunday, June 18, between perennial powerhouses England and New Zealand who share eight past titles in this annual event for up-and-coming young ruggers. Both sides are undefeated, with the Baby All Blacks defeating France 39-26 in the semis while England escaped narrowly with a 24-22 win over the Junior Springboks. Importantly, the playoff for eleventh place between Argentina and Samoa will relegate the loser to next year's second tier, U20 Trophy round.
All American Lose to Canada - The All American Boys lost 46-12 to Canada and it is doubtful that the side will qualify to enter 2018's U20 Trophy event.
British and Irish Lions to play Maori All Blacks - Saturday, June 17. Game five of the ten-match tour.