KO Times Announced For Americas Rugby Championship

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Rugby Americas has released the kick-off times for the 2019 Americas Rugby Championship. 

First played in 2016, the ARC enters its fourth season, and every game will be shown LIVE on FloRugby.

The tournament consists of the national teams from USA, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina’s developmental side, the Argentina XV. Argentina XV won the inaugural tournament in 2016, with the USA earning the title in 2017 and 2018. 

The preeminent rugby competition across North and South America, the Americas Rugby Championship is happy to announce that the 2019 ARC schedule has been designed, much to the delight of fans and broadcasters alike, with zero overlap amongst each of the three games that take place each weekend. 

MatchupLocal TimeCT
February 2 Argentina Brazil Neuquen Neuquen RC17:0014:00
February 2 Chile USA SantiagoTBD-3
February 2 Uruguay Canada Montevideo Estadio Charrúa21:4018:40



February 8 Uruguay Chile Estadio Charrúa Estadio Charrúa20:1017:10
February 9 Argentina USA Río Negro Marabunta RC17:0014:00
February 9 Brazil Canada Sao Paulo20:1516:15



February 22 Canada Chile Langford Westhills Stadium19:1021:10
February 23 USA Brazil Austin Dell Diamond, Round Rock, TX19:1019:10
February 23 Argentina Uruguay Buenos Aires11:408:40



March 1 Canada Argentina Langford Westhills Stadium19:1021:10
March 2 Brazil Chile Sao Paulo18:1014:10
March 2 USA Uruguay Seattle Starfire Sports Tukwila, WA19:1021:10



March 8 USA Canada Seattle Starfire Sports, Tukwila, WA19:1021:10
March 9 Uruguay Brazil Montevideo Estadio Charrúa19:1516:15
March 9 Chile Argentina SantiagoTBD-3


World Cup Prep Time

Canada went 3-0 to win World Rugby's repechage tournament in Marseille, France, in November and claimed the 20th and final remaining spot for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The Canadians defeated Kenya, Germany and Hong Kong to book their ticket in Pool B where they will play alongside defending champion New Zealand, South Africa, Italy and Namibia. 


The 2019 RWC will mark Canada’s ninth and earns them the distinction of having played in each tournament since the event’s inception in 1987. The only other ARC union to achieve this feat is Argentina. The USA will play in its eight RWC, and next year will be Uruguay’s fourth Rugby World Cup. 

“Having Canada qualify to Rugby World Cup 2019 keeps their record intact of competing in each tournament," Americas Rugby CEO Dan Payne said. "Furthermore, it adds competitive value and purpose for the Americas Rugby Championship 2019, as four teams will be using the tournament as a crucial part of their preparation for Japan 2019." 


Payne added that even teams that didn't qualify for RWC find value in the ARC.

"For Brazil and Chile, the opportunity of testing themselves against these teams presents itself as they begin focusing on the road to RWC 2023. Our tournament has gone from strength to strength since it was born in 2016 and with cities and kick-off times already cast in stone, teams and fans can start focusing on preparing for what is certainly North and South America's premier rugby competition.” 


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