What To Watch On FloRugby: All On The Line This Week

Italy Scores Game-Winner Against Ireland

Competitions are in the balance this week as we wrap up the ARC, and get to the crux of the matter in two other major international leagues; here’s what to watch and why this week on FloRugby.

REMINDER: Clocks move forward 1 hour at 2AM March 10.

Still Something On The Line

The USA takes on Canada in Round 5 of the Americas Rugby Championship. The USA’s second loss of the competition last week didn’t decide anything about the winner—Argentina XV had already clinched by beating the Canadians the day before—but it made it harder for the Eagles to take 2nd.

Now the USA needs Brazil to beat or tie Uruguay, and then the Eagles need to beat Canada to take 2nd.

Canada was pretty pleased with a close loss to Argentina XV, and will keep that lineup (for the most part) against the USA. Eagles head coach Gary Gold wasn’t so happy, and has made several changes, with Mike Te’o’s return most notable.

See updated ARC standings

Watch USA vs Canada LIVE on FloRugby Friday, March 8 at 7PM PT

These games will be on-demand after they finish up:

Uruguay vs Brazil 

Argentina XV vs Chile

Everything On The Line

With Italy’s surprising defeat of Ireland, the Italian women’s team is now in a position to be playing for the Women’s Six Nations title.

Most everyone would say that England has the inside track in this game, but Italy has unleashed a powerful defensive effort along with some attacking acumen to put go 2-0-1, and have this shot.

Ireland is hoping to right the ship against France, but the 2-1 French have to be thinking they can jump back into title contention with a win and an Italian victory.

Wales takes on Scotland in what should be the contest for the Wooden Spoon.

All LIVE on FloRugby:

DateKO TimeMatchupLinkFor Subscribers In ...
Mar-87:35PM UTC/GMTWales at ScotlandWatch LiveUSA, Middle East, North Africa, Portugal
Mar-912:05PM UTC/GMTItaly at EnglandWatch LiveUSA, Middle East, North Africa, Portugal
Mar-97:00PM UTC/GMTFrance at IrelandWatch LiveUSA, Middle East, North Africa, Portugal

Rugby Europe Crucialities

The top two teams in the Rugby Europe Championship are Georgia and Russia. Those two should meet up March 17 to decide everything. However, that doesn’t mean this week isn’t worth watching.

REC 19 StandingsWLTPFPAPDBTBLPts
Georgia3008825631013
Russia21010441631110
Spain2104756-9008
Romania120654916116
Belgium12042132-90004
Germany0305093-43011


Spain is emerging as a power after beating Romania 21-18 last week. Should the other two falter, the Spanish Lions could be the ones to roar.

And don't forget, it was the Spain vs Belgium game from last year that threw World Cup qualification into a tizzy and opened the door for Russia.

DateKO TimeMatchupLinkFor Subscribers In ...
Mar-912:00 PM UTC/GMTGeorgia vs GermanyWatch LiveN. America, Middle East, N. Africa, Latin America
Mar-912:00 PM UTC/GMTRomania vs RussiaWatch LiveN. America, Middle East, N. Africa, Latin America
Mar-1011:45 AM UTC/GMTSpain vs BelgiumWatch LiveN. America, Middle East, N. Africa, Latin America

Navy At Life

The top of the list of major college games in the USA, there’s this one. It’s #1 Life vs #4 Navy. Navy was bolstered by a win over Arkansas State last week, and that prompted a change in FloRugby’s vote in the official D1A rankings, which pushed them up. This could be a national semifinal precursor.

Navy At Life Men KO March 9 1:30AM ET

More Life Rugby

The Life women's team finally gets a home game and hosts the Atlanta Harlequins in advance of a very early D1 Elite playoff tilt. The Running Eagles are going to be challenged physically by a hard-nosed Harlequins side, but that's the whole point.

Atlanta Harlequins At Life Women KO March 9 11AM ET


Jesuit Wins Nailbiter Single-School Championship

Kelecki Latu Helps Save A Title

The Jesuit of Sacramento Marauders won their ninth High School National Championship in dramatic fashion as they edged Herriman Saturday in Salt Lake City.

Back Bay Rules In HS Club Championships

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Back Bay put in an impressive performance in defeating Royal Irish to win the 2019 HS Club championship.

All Deadlocked In Single-School

We won’t know the match for the single-school HS National Championships because lightning has delayed one of the semifinals, but we do know the other finalist.

Brilliant Back Bay, Gutsy Royal Irish In HS Club

Brutally clinical play saw Back Bay and Royal Irish through to the Boys HS Rugby National Championships club final.

HS Single-School SF Halted By Lightning

Play has been suspended at the Boys HS Rugby National Championships due to lightning.

HS Nationals Schedule Changes

A wet field caused Regional Athletic Center officers in Salt Lake City to halt Field 2 action at the Boys HS Rugby National Championships.

Day Two Boys HS Nationals LIVE

Charlotte Tigers Open Nationals With A Win

It's Day Two if the Boys HS Rugby National Championships.

A Dramatic Day One At HS Nationals

Day One of the 2019 Boys HS Rugby National Championships had just about everything, but especially dramatic finishes and tight games.

Throwback Thursday: Japan's World Cup Moment

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This moment for the Cherry Blossoms ignited World Rugby's selection for Japan to host the 2020 World Cup. We're now just a few months away! Can Japan knock off another World Cup giant in Pool A? Which underdog country will have its moment in 2019?

Doylestown Dragons Breathing Fire

One of the hottest teams heading into this weekend’s national club quarterfinals, the Doylestown Dragons shouldn’t fly under anyone’s radar in Spartanburg, SC for their last eight showdown with Buffalo.