Americas Rugby Championship

Americas Rugby Championship

Americas Rugby Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
2014 Americas Rugby Championship
Sport Rugby union
Founded 2009
No. of teams 4
Country  Argentina
 Canada
 Uruguay
United States
Most recent champion(s) Argentina Jaguars
(5th title)
Most titles Argentina Jaguars
(5 titles)
Official website [1]

The Americas Rugby Championship is a rugby union competition contested by national and, formerly, regional teams from North and South America. The league has replaced the IRB's previous North American competition, the North America 4.

The inaugural season of the competition was held in September and October 2009. The round-robin competition amongst the Canadian teams ended with the BC Bears and Ontario Blues qualifying for the Canadian Semi-Final, which was won by the Bears. The Argentina Jaguars and USA Select XV played in the other semi-final, in which the Jaguars were victorious. The Argentina Jaguars defeated the BC Bears 35-11 in the final to capture the tournament's first title.

The second season began in September 2010. The tournament was quite different from the previous format. The tournament was cut from 6 teams to 4. The tournament also replaced the 4 Canadian teams with a Canada A side, chosen from Canadian Rugby Championship participants, and the Tonga A.[1] The tournament was played entirely in Córdoba, Argentina.

The tournament was not held in 2011 due to the 2011 Rugby World Cup, but returned in 2012. The 2012 tournament replaced Tonga with Uruguay, and was held in Langford, British Columbia between 12 and 20 October.[2]

Teams

Current teams

Past teams

Past results

Season Stadium Location Champion Score Runner-up
2009 Fletcher's Fields Markham, Ontario, Canada  Argentina Jaguars 35–11 BC Bears
2010 Estadio Olímpico Chateau Carreras Córdoba, Argentina  Argentina Jaguars N.A.  Canada A
2012 Westhills Stadium Langford, British Columbia, Canada  Argentina Jaguars N.A.  Canada A
2013 Westhills Stadium Langford, British Columbia, Canada  Argentina Jaguars N.A. USA Selects
2014 Westhills Stadium Langford, British Columbia, Canada  Argentina Jaguars 41-14 USA Selects

All-time results table

Current to 2013.
Nation Number of appearances Games Wins Losses Best result
 Argentina Jaguars 4 11 11 0 Champions: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
USA Selects 4 11 3 8 Runner-up: 2013, 2014
 Canada Selects 3 9 5 4 Runner-up: 2010 & 2012
 Uruguay 2 6 2 4 3rd place: 2012
 Tonga A 1 3 0 3 4th place: 2010
BC Bears 1 5 4 1 Runner-up: 2009
Ontario Blues 1 5 2 3 3rd place: 2009
Prairie Wolf Pack 1 3 1 2 6th place: 2009
The Rock 1 3 1 2 5th place: 2009
  • In 2009, the Argentina Jaguars beat Canada A in an exhibition match not listed in this table.

Results by nation

Nation Years represented Champions Runner-up
Argentina 5 5 0
Canada 5 0 3
Tonga 1 0 0
United States 5 0 2
Uruguay 3 0 0

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ http://www.rugbymag.com/news/international/churchill/osullivan-to-lead-usa-entry-in-arc.aspx
  2. ^ http://www.americasrugbychampionship.com/leagues/newsletter.cfm?clientID=2581&leagueID=6921&page=63518
  3. ^ http://www.americasrugbychampionship.com/leagues/schedules.cfm?selectedMonth=10&selectedYear=2012&selectedTeamID=0&selectedOfficialID=0&leagueID=6921&clientID=2581&embedLID=6921&embedCID=2581&whichSched=main&mixed=1

External links

  • Official website