South American clean sweep in Americas Rugby Championship

South American clean sweep in Americas Rugby Championship

It was a weekend to savour for the Sudamérica Rugby region in the Americas Rugby Championship with Argentina XV ending 14-man USA's 11-game unbeaten run in the competition, Brazil shocking Canada and Uruguay coming out on top in their 'derby' against Chile.


The US Eagles suffered their first defeat in the Americas Rugby Championship since 2017, losing 45-14 against Argentina XV in the heat of Patagonian city of Cipoletti.

The second round of the Americas Rugby Championship, which opened on Friday with Uruguay beating Chile 20-5, finished in Sao José dos Campos with Brazil upsetting Rugby World Cup 2019 qualifiers Canada 18-9.

The teams take a well earned rest this weekend as for the first time in the four-year history of the Americas Rugby Championship, there will be a bye weekend in the interests of player welfare.

Argentina XV go into the break on top of the table with 10 points, two points clear of Uruguay, who have also won both of their opening games but without a bonus point.

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