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USA Rugby will serve as host for the Americas Rugby Championship (ARC) when the Men’s Eagles face long-time rival Canada at Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento on Feb. 10. The contest against Canada begins at 3PM PT and will be featured LIVE on The Rugby Channel.
The contest against Canada serves as a renewal of the principal rivalry in the ARC where the United States returns after serving the Canadians a 52-16 loss allowing the Eagles to seal their qualification for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Canada, who lost four out of their five final matchups of 2017, including a most recent 57-17 loss to Fiji, stands at No. 21 in the World Rankings and finished the 2016 ARC in third place with an overall record of 4-6 in their two appearances. The Men’s Eagles, who have not conceded a win to their rival in the past four years, will look to continue their dominance in a matchup that will surely ignite an exciting atmosphere at Papa Murphy’s Park.
General Manager Dave Hodges looks forward to the contest acknowledging the Eagles’ enthusiasm in traveling to Sacramento and energy around the rivalry.
“It is exciting to be back in Sacramento. A number of our players have come from Jesuit High School over the years and we have had great support from the fans at Papa Murphy’s Park,” said Hodges. “Test matches against Canada are always fiercely contested and we will need to be on top of our game as Canada will come into battle hardened from their two 2019 RWC qualification matches against Uruguay.”
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