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


James Haskell Set For MMA Professional Debut

Former England rugby union international James Haskell will make his professional mixed martial arts debut in London on May 16th, it has been announced.

Four BOLD Predictions For The Weekend

Looking ahead to the upcoming weekend of rugby, there are a number of huge fixtures on tap. Major League Rugby moves into its third round, the Six Nations resumes, and collegiate rugby marches on through the teeth of its season. 

Guinness Pro14 Round 12 Watch Guide

The Guinness PRO14 continues this Friday with the start of Round 12. 

On-Form Vakatawa Returns As France Looks For 3-0 Six Nations Start

Barnstorming center Virimi Vakatawa has handed France a massive boost after being named in the team to play Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday.

Biggar Cleared As Pivac Names Wales Team For France Test

Dan Biggar will start for Wales against France in the Six Nations on Saturday after recovering from a third head injury of this season.

Scotland Names Lineup, Looks For First 2020 Six Nations Win

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has dropped center Huw Jones for Saturday's Six Nations match with Italy with both sides bidding for their first win and the loser likely to end up with the wooden spoon.

If It Ain't Broken Don't Fix It: Ireland Side Unchanged For England Clash

Ireland coach Andy Farrell named an unchanged starting lineup for Sunday's Six Nations clash with England to the one that impressed in the 24-14 victory over 2019 Grand Slam winners Wales.

WATCH: Life Aims To Rebound At Home vs Rival Lindenwood

Following last week's defeat to the Arkansas State Red Wolves, their first in the past 30 games, the Life Running Eagles will look to get back in the win column on Saturday at 1:00 PM (ET) when they host the Lindenwood Lions. 

Cheslin Kolbe Reiterates Olympic Aspirations

Springbok World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe said on Sunday he was holding discussions with the South African Rugby Union to play at this year's Tokyo Olympics.

MLR, Super Rugby, & A Life Win Streak Snapped: 10 Monday Notes

With the Six Nations on an off week, all the attention in the rugbyverse was on the Club game, as Super Rugby, Major League Rugby, and the Pro14 raged on.