The USA's own Kurt Weaver will referee three of fifteen games in the second edition of the Americas Rugby Championship. In all, eight referees from five of the competing teams will control games starting Feb. 3. Uruguayan Claudio Cativelli signals the start of the first game in Sao Paulo between Os Tupis and the Cóndores of Chile, all the way to the final whistle to be blown by Joaquín Montes, also from Uruguay, in Comodoro Rivadavia on Mar. 4, when Argentina XV and USA could possibly decide the champion team.
All five USA Men's Eagles matches during this year's Americas Rugby Championship will be broadcast exclusively live on The Rugby Channel, with the three North American-hosted games to be re-aired nationally on ESPN2, USA Rugby announced.
Hodges, who earned 53 international caps in the back row in an eight-year career, brings a wealth of experience gained throughout his time as a player, coach, and administrator to the Eagles. Captain for more than half of his games played in a U.S. jersey, Hodges will oversee national team logistics operations for the program.
San Antonio’s Toyota Field will host the USA Rugby Men’s Eagles match against Uruguay in the opening round of the Americas Rugby Championship 2017. This marks the first time in USA Rugby history that the Eagles will play international competition in the Alamo City.
Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas, will host its second international test rugby match in a year this coming February when the Men’s Eagles take on Brazil in the Americas Rugby Championship 2017 competition.