Americas Rugby Championship Wrap: Round Two

Date published: February 13 2017

There were Americas Rugby Championship victories for Canada, Argentina XV and USA as they beat Chile, Brazil and Uruguay respectively over the weekend.

Canada 36-15 Chile

Canada winger Taylor Paris scored a hat-trick to secure his side a 36-15 win over Chile in Langford on Saturday.

Paris scored two converted tries in the first half accompanied by a penalty in the 29th minute from scrum-half Gordon McRorie.

The second half was a far more lively affair as Chile were also able to get score tries through replacements Eduardo Orpis and Rodrigo Fernández.

But their heroics weren't enough as Paris scored his third try of the match while Dan Moor and George Barton also scored for Canada.

The scorers:

For Canada:
Tries:
Paris 3, Barton, Moor
Cons: McRorie 2, Povey 2
Pen: McRorie

For Chile:
Tries:
Orpis, Fernández
Con: Ianiszewski
Pen: Ianiszewski
Yellow Cards: Cruz, Soto, Larenas

Canada: 15 Brock Staller 14 Dan Moor, 13 Nick Blevins, 12 Guiseppe du Toit, 11 Taylor Paris, 10 Gradyn Bowd, 9 Gordon McRorie (c), 8 Admir Cejvanovic, 7 Ollie Nott, 6 Lucas Rumball, 5 Liam Chisholm, 4 Conor Keys, 3 Matt Tierney, 2 Benoît Pifféro, 1 Djustice Sears-Duru
Replacements: 16 Eric Howard, 17 Rob Brouwer, 18 Cole Keith, 19 Reegan O’Gorman, 20 Matt Beukeboom, 21 Phil Mack, 22 Robbie Povey, 23 George Barton

Chile: 15 Pedro Verschae, 14 Franco Velarde, 13 José Ignacio Larenas, 12 Simón Pardakhty, 11 Tomás Ianiszewski, 10 Francisco Cruz, 9 Jan Hasenlechner, 8 Benjamín Soto (c), 7 Anton Petrowitsch, 6 Arturo Seeman, 5 Mario Mayol, 4 Nikola Bursic, 3 José Tomás Munita, 2 Rodrigo Moya, 1 Vittorio Lastra
Replacements: 16 Martín Mendoza, 17 Claudio Zamorano, 18 Gonzalo Martínez, 19 Manuel Dagnino, 20 Eduardo Orpis, 21 Juan Pablo Larenas, 22 Jorge Castillo, 23 Rodrigo Fernández

Referee: Derek Summers
Assistants: Doug Hamre, Robin Kaluzniak


USA 51-3 Brazil 

The United States put Brazil to the sword when they clobbered the South Americans 51-3 in Texas.

The Eagles scored eight tries to Brazil's none after a dynamite display of running rugby. Blindside flanker Tony Lamborn was able to pick up a brace, one coming from the back of the ruck when the New Zealand-born loose-forward barged over, the next when winger Nate Augspurger broke the line and off-loaded to Lamborn for the try.

Brazil were only able to score three points in the game through inside centre Moisés Duque who slotted an impressive penalty from the halfway line.

The scorers:

For USA:
Tries:
Davis, Eloff, Lamborn 2, Dolan, Te’o, Campbell, Tiberio
Cons: Cima 4
Pen: Magie

For Brazil: 
Pen:
Duque
Yellow Card: Vieira

USA: 15 Mike Te’o 14 Spike Davis, 13 Bryce Campbell, 12 JP Eloff, 11 Nate Augspurger, 10 Will Magie, 9 Shaun Davies, 8 Al McFarland, 7 Tony Lamborn, 6 John Quill, 5 Nick Civetta, 4 Nate Brakeley, 3 Dino Waldren, 2 James Hilterbrand (c), 1 Ben Tarr
Replacements: 16 Peter Malcolm, 17 Anthony Purpura, 18 Chris Baumann, 19 Cam Dolan, 20 Todd Clever, 21 Ben Cima, 22 Peter Tiberio, 23 Deion Mikesell

Brazil: 15 Daniel Sancery 14 De Wet van Niekerk, 13 Felipe Sancery, 12 Moisés Duque, 11 Stefano Giantorno, 10 Josh Reeves, 9 Matheus Cruz, 8 Nick Smith (c), 7 André Arruda, 6 João Luiz da Ros, 5 Lucas Piero, 4 Luiz Vieira, 3 Wilton Rebolo, 2 Yan Rosetti, 1 Jonatas Paulo
Replacements: 16 Daniel Danielewicz, 17 Caíque Silva, 18 Pedro Bengaló, 19 Diego López, 20 Arthur Bergo, 21 Beukes Cremer, 22 Luan Smanio, 23 Guilherme Coghetto

Referee: Pablo De Luca
Assistants: Scott Green, Jim Rogers


Argentina XV 57-12 Uruguay

Argentina scored a whopping nine tries for a 57-12 victory over Uruguay in Bahía Blanca.

It was an impressive performance from the Argentina XV, with particularly great displays from scrum-half Sebastián Cancelliere who scored a hat-trick and from replacement Santiago Montagner who claimed himself a brace.

Uruguay started off the try-scoring when scrum-half Santiago Arata broke the line in the 13th minute from his own half to dot down under the posts.

But Arata's try seemed to awaken the Argentines and three minutes later Cancelliere scored his first try of the game.

Uruguay's two yellow cards didn't help their cause when prop Mateo Sanguinetti and Nicolás Freitas were both sent off for ten minutes, with Domingo Miotti, Montagner and Santiago Álvarez all scoring in that time.

The scorers:

For Argentina XV:
Tries:
Cancelliere 3, Miotti, Brandi, Montagner 2, Álvarez, Luna
Cons: Miotti 3, Granella, Luna 2

For Uruguay:
Tries:
Arata, De Freitas
Con: Albanell
Yellow Cards: Sanguinetti, Freitas

Argentina XV: 15 Bautista Delguy 14 Segundo Tuculet, 13 Santiago Álvarez, 12 Juan Cappiello, 11 Julián Domínguez, 10 Domingo Miotti, 9 Sebastián Cancelliere, 8 Tomás de la Vega, 7 Lautaro Bavaro (c), 6 Mariano Romanini, 5 Ignacio Larrague, 4 Pedro Ortega, 3 Santiago Medrano, 2 Marcelo Brandi, 1 Francisco Ferronato
Replacements: 16 Axel Zapata, 17 Eduardo Bello, 18 Alejo Brem, 19 Franco Molina, 20 Santiago Montagner, 21 Lautaro Bazán, 22 Tomás Granella, 23 Fernando Luna

Uruguay: 15 Rodrigo Silva 14 Nicolás Freitas, 13 Juan Manuel Cat, 12 Juan de Freitas, 11 Francisco Berchesi, 10 Germán Albanell, 9 Santiago Arata, 8 Alejando Nieto(c), 7 Gonzalo Soto, 6 Rodolfo Garese, 5 Diego Magno, 4 Ignacio Dotti, 3 Juan Echeverría, 2 Martín Espiga, 1 Mateo Sanguinetti
Replacements: 16 Facundo Gattas, 17 Matías Benítez, 18 Felipe Inciarte, 19 Diego Ayala, 20 Manuel Diana, 21 Guillermo Lijtenstein, 22 Lucas Durán, 23 Ignacio García

Referee: Kurt Weaver
Assistants: Damián Schneider, Santiago Altobelli

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