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


European Challenge Cup QFs on FloRugby

The second tier of the European Rugby Championship is set for this weekend and will be live on FloRugby in the Middle East and North Africa.

RWC Trophy Stops In Hollywood

Gerard Butler Ponders A RWC Steal

The Webb Ellis Cup received a star-studded welcome to Hollywood as it embarked on the fifteenth leg of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour in Los Angeles. 

Heineken Champions Cup Quarterfinals This Weekend

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Rugby in Europe pivots to the Heineken Champions Cup quarterfinals this weekend, with eight teams still in the fight for continental glory.

Lindenwood, Life To Meet In D1 Elite Final

Lindenwood University and Life University will face off in two weeks for the 2019 USA Rugby Women's D1 Elite College Championships after both won their semifinals Sunday.

Rejiggered Lineup For USA As Hong Kong 7s Loom

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There's no rest for the weary as the USA Men's 7s team gets ready to compete in the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens April 5-7 for Round 7 of the HSBC Sevens World Series.

Road To HS Nationals: Everyone Is Good In NorCal

One of the toughest jobs in the buildup to the Boys HS Rugby National Championships is deciding how the teams, once invited, will be seeded; Northern California isn't making it any easier.

Toulon Tumble Down Table

Toulon coach Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe said his side's 42-33 defeat by Lyon in the Top 14 on Saturday reflected their whole campaign.

PRP Insurrection As Glendale, SFGG Win

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The Pacific Rugby Premiership season is not over by a long shot, and trailing teams are sending a very clear message that they want in on the party.

D1A Roundup: Good Day To Be Ranked Higher

Life University Rugby Visits FloSports HQ

Higher-ranked teams ruled the weekend in Men's D1A College; here's how it went down.

Saint Mary's Defense Shuts Down Navy In Annapolis

Ronan Murphy: The Big Body On Saint Mary's

Saint Mary's put in an impressive defensive effort to defeat the US Naval Academy 20-7 Saturday in Annapolis.