The Americas Pacific Challenge competition, which culminated in Argentina XV pulling out a 27-26 victory over Fiji Warriors to claim the inaugural tournament title Sunday, proved more than useful for the USA Rugby High Performance pathway, giving coaches and players experience against three unique international opponents in a three-week assembly with the USA Rugby Selects.
USA Rugby Selects Head Coach Ray Egan has selected a match-day squad of 23, captained by capped Eagle Joe Taufete'e, for the developmental side's first match of the Americas Pacific Challenge competition against Fiji Warriors Saturday, Oct. 8.
With just over one month to go until “The Rugby Weekend Presented by AIG," USA Rugby and TLA Worldwide announced [RELEASE DAY] they had partnered with onPeak to aggregate a selection of hotels that have incorporated discounted rates for fans visiting Chicago during the Nov. 3-6 weekend.
The USA Rugby Selects will participate in the brand-new Americas Pacific Challenge, supported by World Rugby, in Montevideo this October alongside Argentina XV, Canada A, Fiji Warriors, Samoa A, and Uruguay A.
After a successful opening season in 2016, six proud rugby nations from the Americas will again play the Americas Rugby Championship 2017 over five consecutive weekends, opening on Saturday, February 4.