Thursday, February 21, 2019

Americas Rugby Championship Round 3 - upcomes the Weekend




Americas Rugby Championship - Round 3
Two-thirds of the show moves north of the equator, but the fixture of interest is between the two undefeateds happening down south at Velez Sarsfield Stadium in Buenos Aires where, for all intents and purposes, the trophy will be decided on the RugbyDay.
Argentina XV (10) v (8) Uruguay Los Teros, Saturday, 2.23, 5:30pm MST: the winner will yet be lossless with a relatively clear path to the trophy unless its Uruguay, who still have a date with USA next weekend in Georgia (United State not country of). An Argentina XV defeat by Los Teros, though not impossible, is unlikely as the Argentines are counting just shy of 50 points-per-match while allowing under 10; the visitors on the Day in Buenos Aires will look to throttle their opponents lightning movements from breakdown, whether it be containing the stubby, stabbing pick-and-go or wrapping tight the transfer of a charging one or two runner, then turn ball over and conservatively gain upfield movement. Argentina emerge from the tunnel explosively and don’t heave to until the following day… non-stop, balls-out whether in offense or defense and it will be their guests task to contain and control that flow;
Rugby Canada (1) v (0) Chile Los Condores at Langford, British Columbia, Friday, 2.22, 8pm MST: home team has been in both their previous Tests, leading before not, and each were close encounters; Chile have allowed just under 50 points-per-game while scoring under a converted try in two outings; this could very well be the fixture in which Canada puts it all together;
USA Eagles (5) v (4) Brasil at Kennesaw State, Saturday, 2.23, 6pm MST: hosts were overwhelmed last time out and were seemingly without answers posed by the eagerly exploitive Argentines; expect that to have been attended to in preparation for Saturday’s Test; Brasil are big and quick and will provide hard competition for an American side looking to get its run for the triple back on the rails; whoever wins on Saturday, the RugbyDay, will yet be in the trophy hunt… the loser will be left with more questions than answers; 




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