Argentina XV Stands Pat To Face USA


Argentina XV Ignacio Fernández Lobbe has named the same starting 15 to face the USA that took care of Brazil last week.

This is certainly the game of the Americas Rugby Championship—Argentina XV won the ARC in 2016 with the only blemish being a 35-35 tie with the USA. The teams tied again in 2017, but the USA took the title thanks to bonus points. Last year, the USA escaped 17-10 and went on to win the ARC with a 5-0 record.

Watch Argentina XV vs USA LIVE on FloRugby, KO 2PM CT Saturday, Feb 9

"We had a very good game with Brazil and all the players finished in good condition,” said Lobbe (translated from the Spanish). “Since the start of the preseason I told the players that I want them to compete in training and matches so that I have the difficult choice when selecting the team.This week they did not let up and that is why we chose the same starting lineup.”

There are changes on the subs bench, as Javier Corvalan sustained a shoulder injury, opening up a spot for Jaguares prop Santiago García Botta.

In addition, Teo Castiglioni and Marco Ciccioli are on the bench.

"Javi Corvalán's injury saddened us for all the effort he had been making,” said Lobbe, who called up Jaguares coach Gonzalo Quesada (the Jaguars play in Super Rugby) looking for a replacement.

Lobbe acknowledged that this is likely the toughest game of the ARC for his squad.

"The United States is the rival to beat,” said the coach. “It is a great challenge that we have and we have studied it a lot during this week. They have a South African coach who likes to impose a penetration game and become strong in the maul.”

Lobbe said playing at home might give his side an advantage.

Argentina XV to Face the USA


Socino: A Little Brotherly Love

How not to start with the big news? It is inevitable that I write about my younger brother Santiago signing a two-year contract with Jaguares, the Argentine franchise in Super Rugby. As a brother, it gives me great pride that he has been asked to join in an incredible tournament, getting closer to the possibility that one day he might play for Los Pumas.

Algerian Rugby Federation Now World Rugby Affiliate

Download The FloSports iOS App Today

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 22, 2019—The Algerian Rugby Federation, formed in 2015, has been accepted as an affiliate member of World Rugby.

Guinness PRO14 Final Pits Glasgow Against Leinster

Download The FloSports iOS App Today

Glasgow may be looking forward to a Guinness PRO14 final appearance in their own city after they thrashed Ulster 50-20 in a last-four clash on Friday, but coach Dave Rennie was far from satisfied with the Scottish team's emphatic win.

Five Club Finalists Beat The Heat Out East

Playoff teams from across the east coast flew into Greenville-Spartanburg airport with national championship dreams heavy on their mind. Heavy on their backs would be sweat-soaked jerseys. 

One Last Dance For Beloved Principia Coach

Coll. 7s Men D2 Plate Final: Hart. vs Princ.

Join PRO Now to Get Unlimited Access to FloRugby!

Join Now

Already a PRO Member? Log In

The Thunder Chickens have been there before, but this time is special.

D1A Pools For USA Rugby College 7s Set

Matt Rogers On Arizona Offensive Success

The Men's D1A pool are set for this coming weekend's USA Rugby College 7s Championships.

Danville Powerful In Taking 5th


After winning last year's Boys HS Club national title, the Danville Oaks had big dreams, but repeating at this tournament isn't easy.

Montpellier Beats Stade Francais To Edge Closer To Top 14 Playoffs

Montpellier can continue to dream of making the Top 14 playoffs as they moved into the sixth spot after making 14-man Stade Francais pay in the final 10 minutes of a crucial 42-25 victory on Sunday.

Rocky Mountain Reaches New Heights At HS Nationals

Rocky Mountain Takes Tier II

In what many said was the most competitive Tier II bracket since there has been a Tier II bracket, Rocky Mountain HS of Idaho held off the Eastside Lions of Washington to win it all.

Five Find Glory In West Regional Club Playoffs


The USA Rugby West Regional Club playoffs finished up in Austin, TX with the worst weather, thankfully, holding off, and five teams advancing to a national final June 1-2.