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Six Nations Championship - The third round commences this weekend. The key game is between Wales at home against England, a rivalry that began in 1881. England lead narrowly 62-57-12 in the series. Both fifteens are 2-0 with victories over France. Wales have yet to play Ireland, a team that England defeated in the opening game. The Red Roses last won the Six Nations title in 2017, Wales in 2013. Other matches:
Italy vs. Ireland
France vs. Scotland
Americas Rugby Championship – The USA take on Brazil at home in Dell Diamond Stadium, Texas, on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. ET. The Eagles are 1-1 to date with a victory against Uruguay and a loss to Argentina XV.
Canada will meet Chile at home in Westhills Stadium.
Argentina XV welcome Uruguay on Saturday.
Major League Rugby – A full slate of four games. Schedule follows:
2/22 Toronto vs Houston at 8 p.m. ET – Facebook viewing
2/23 San Diego vs. Austin at 8 p.m. ET – Facebook viewing
2/23 Glendale vs. Utah at 9 p.m. ET – ESPN+
2/24 RUNY vs. Seattle at 7 p.m. – CBSSN
In addition, the New England Free Jacks announced that RHINO Rugby would supply the official game ball (Rhino Vortex Elite) for the team, starting in 2019.
Further, the Free Jacks host the Cara Cup, a six-match series to start on St. Patrick’s Day, which will welcome “A" sides from the four Irish provinces of Connacht, Munster, Ulster, and Leinster. The Free Jacks will compete also in this tournament. www.thefreejacks.com
USA Sevens Betting Odds - Who knows if the bookies in Las Vegas are posting odds for the USA Sevens next week. But, if you were in the UK or Ireland, here are the odds for the top four sides:
Fiji - 27-20
New Zealand 2-1
South Africa 11-1