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In Today's Edition

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FRANCE - USA RUGBY CENTENNIAL TOUR‍

‍🏉 NCR All-Americans vs. French Universities' XV‍

‍💻 NCR YouTube‍

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‍MEN'S U20 CHAMPIONSHIP

🇮🇪 Ireland vs. Georgia 🇬🇪

‍⏰ 8 AM ET

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‍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales vs. Spain 🇪🇸

‍⏰ 8 AM ET

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‍🇫🇷 France vs. New Zealand 🇳🇿

‍⏰ 10:30 AM ET

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‍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England vs. Fiji 🇫🇯

‍⏰ 10:30 AM ET

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‍🇿🇦 South Africa vs. Argentina

‍⏰ 1 PM ET

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‍🇦🇺 Australia vs. Italy 🇮🇹

‍⏰ 1 PM ET

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📰 HEADLINES

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USA RUGBY

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Men's Eagles: USA Men's Eagles Kick off American Series with Independence Day Weekend Clash Against Romania (USA Rugby)

  • Takeaway: Head Coach Scott Lawrence named a match day 23 that includes some changes, most notably the omission of scrumhalf Ruben de Haas, who is working his way back from knee surgery.
  • Debuts: Lock Renger van Eerten and scrumhalf JP Smith.
  • Game Day Details: Friday, July 5, 8 PM ET, SeatGeek Stadium in Chicago, streaming on FloRugby.

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‍Women's Eagles: Sale Sharks Women Sign USA Scrumhalf Olivia Ortiz (Sale Sharks Women)

  • Takeaway: Scrumhalf Olivia Ortiz, who played with Exeter Chiefs Women last season, signed with Sale Sharks for the 2024/25 PWR season.

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CANADA

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Match Day 23: Match Day Roster Taking on Scotland in Ottawa Named for Canada's Men's Rugby Team (Rugby Canada)

  • Takeaway: Head Coach Kingsley Jones named a match day 23 that includes Lucas Rumball as captain, with up to six new players as many as six new players set to earn their first caps.

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MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY

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Chicago Hounds: Hounds Sign Flanker Mac Jones to Contract Extension (Chicago Hounds)

  • Takeaway: The Hounds re-signed 28-year-old flanker Maclean Jones, who appeared in all 16 games this season, through the 2026 MLR season.

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🏉 QUICK HITS

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Australia: New Wallabies Captain and Seven Debutants Named in Squad to Face Wales (The Guardian)

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‍Brazil: Brazil Roster Named for Hong Kong and Belgium (Americas Rugby News)

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‍Girls Rugby: 2023 Annual Report (Girls Rugby Inc.)

Poll Question

Women's U20 Pick'Em Time: USA vs. Canada?

USA
Canada

Yesterday's Poll Answer

Men's Internationals Pick'Em Time: Samoa vs. Spain?

82% of respondents voted for Samoa over Spain.