Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Americas Rugby Championship Round 1 by Ciarán Duffy



Canada 29 – 38 Uruguay

This game took place last week and doubled as a World Cup qualifier, you can read the recap here.

Chile 14 – 16 Brazil

Chile took the lead with a penalty try in the 6th minute.  Josh Reeves kicked a penalty for Brazil 10 minutes later, then converted prop Jardel Vettoratos try.  
This was the first time Brazil beat Chile in Chile.  At halftime Brazil led 7 – 10.  Reeves extended Brazils lead in the 2nd half, kicking two more penalties.  Chile got back into it with a try from Nicolás Garafulic, converted by Tomás Ianiszewski.  Brazil held out to be Chile in Chile for the first time.  

You can read more about this game here.  

Teams:
Chile
1 Vittorio Lastra (17 Sebastián Otero 60’), 2 Tomás Dussaillant, 3 José Tomás Munita (18 Marco Díaz 76’), 4 Nikola Bursic (19 Manuel Dagnino 65’), 5 Mario Mayol, 6 Javier Richard, 7 Alfonso Escobar (20 Nicolás Garafulic 57′), 8 Benjamín Soto (19 Manuel Dagnino 25’-35’), 9 Juan Pablo Perrotta (21 Beltrán Vergara 55’), 10 Santiago Videla, 11 Ítalo Zunino, 12 Francisco de la Fuente, 13 José Ignacio Larenas (capt.) (23 Lucca Avelli 38’), 14 Mauricio Urrutia (22 Benjamín Pizarro 55’), 15 Tomás Ianiszewski
Unused replacement: 16 Ignacio Guajardo

Brazil
1 Lucas Abud (17 Michel Gomes 65’), 2 Yan Rosetti (capt.), 3 Jardel Vettorato (18 Wilton Rebolo 50’), 4 Gabriel Paganini, 5 Lucas Piero (20 Matheus Daniel 60’), 6 Arthur Bergo (20 Matheus Daniel 39’-HT), 7 Cléber Dias, 8 André Arruda, 9 Laurent Bourda-Couhet, 10 Josh Reeves, 11 De Wet van Niekerk (21 Will Broderick 65’), 12 Moisés Duque, 13 Felipe Sancery, 14 Lucas Muller (22 Robert Tenório 56’), 15 Lucas Tranquez (23 Ariel Rodrigues 64’)

Unused repalcements: 16 Angelo Marcucci, 19 Diego López

USA 17 – 10 Argentina XV

USA came from behind to beat Argentina XV.  The USA won last years edition of the ARC, while Argentina XV won the year before.  Argentina XV had Juan Cappiello sinbinned early on.  USA took the lead with a penalty from Will Magie.  USA then went down to 14 with Titi Lamositele sent to the bin, Juan Cruz González equalized for Argentina with a penalty.  They’d have a 2nd player binned when Cam Dolan was shown yellow, Argentina XV took advantage, scoring a try through Santiago Montagner, González converted.  Argentina XV led 3 – 10 at half time.  Magie kicked an early penalty for USA, before Tony Lamborn got over for a try.  Two further penalties from Will Hooley saw USA win, with Argentina XV taking a losing bonus point.  

None of the matches involving Argentina XV in this tournament count as full internationals.

You can read more about the game here.


Teams:
USA
1 Titi Lamositele (17 Huluholo Mo’ungaloa 76’), 2 Joe Taufete’e (16 James Hilterbrand 64’), 3 Dino Waldren (18 Angus MacLellan 76’), 4 Nate Brakeley (19 Ben Landry 64’), 5 Nick Civetta, 6 Hanco Germishuys (17 Huluholo Mo’ungaloa 20’-30’), 7 Tony Lamborn (20 Andrew Durutalo 67’), 8 Cam Dolan, 9 Nate Augspurger (21 Shaun Davies 55’), 10 Will Magie (22 Will Hooley 64’), 11 Ryan Matyas, 12 Bryce Campbell, 13 Marcel Brache (23 Dylan Audsley 12’), 14 Blaine Scully (capt.), 15 Mike Te’o

Argentina XV
1 Francisco Ferronato (17 Javier Díaz 60’), 2 Gaspar Baldunciel (16 Diego Fortuny 70’), 3 Benjamín Espinal (18 Santiago Medrano 60’), 4 Jerónimo Ureta (19 Santiago Portillo 64’), 5 Ignacio Larrague, 6 Rodrigo Bruni, 7 Lautaro Bavaro (capt.) (20 Francisco Gorrissen 7’-12’), 8 Santiago Montagner (20 Francisco Gorrissen 64’), 9 Luca Magnasco, 10 Juan Cruz González (22 Tomás Granella 56’), 11 Rodrigo Etchart, 12 Juan Cappiello, 13 Juan Cruz Mallía, 14 Germán Schulz (23 Tomás Malanos 67’), 15 Gastón Arias
Unused replacement: 21 Facundo Nogueira

Table
Pos

Pts
Wins
PD +/-
1
Uruguay
5
1
+9
2
USA
4
1
+7
3
Brazil
4
1
+2
4
Chile
1
0
-2
5
Argentina XV
1
0
-7
6
Canada
1
0
-9


Fixtures:
Kick-off times in Irish time

Round 2
Friday 9th February
Brazil – Uruguay; 22:10
Saturday 10th
Argentina XV – Chile; 20:40
USA – Canada; 23:10

Round 3
Saturday 17th February
USA – Chile; 22:05
Sunday 18th February
Uruguay – Argentina XV; 00:15
Canada – Brazil; 02:40

Round 4
Saturday 24th February
Chile – Uruguay; 18:10
Brazil – USA; 20:40
Argentina XV – Canada; 23:10

Round 5
Saturday 3rd March
Chile – Canada; 16:10
Uruguay – USA; 18:40
Brazil – Argentina XV; 21:10

Ciarán Duffy (@TheVoiceDepth) is a Leinster supporter and self-proclaimed ‘big cheese’ of Post To Post (@PostToPostSport).   He’ll write about anything rugby under the condition he gets to take it too seriously.
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