Americas Rugby Championship
|Current season, competition or edition:
2013 Americas Rugby Championship
|No. of teams||4|
|Most recent champion(s)||Argentina Jaguars (4th title)|
|Most titles||Argentina Jaguars (4 titles)|
The Americas Rugby Championship is a rugby union competition contested by national and, formerly, regional teams from North and South America. The league has replaced the IRB's previous North American competition, the North America 4.
The inaugural season of the competition was held in September and October 2009. The round-robin competition amongst the Canadian teams ended with the BC Bears and Ontario Blues qualifying for the Canadian Semi-Final, which was won by the Bears. The Argentina Jaguars and USA Select XV played in the other semi-final, in which the Jaguars were victorious. The Argentina Jaguars defeated the BC Bears 35-11 in the final to capture the tournament's first title.
The second season began in September 2010. The tournament was quite different from the previous format. The tournament was cut from 6 teams to 4. The tournament also replaced the 4 Canadian teams with a Canada A side, chosen from Canadian Rugby Championship participants, and the Tonga A. The tournament was played entirely in Córdoba, Argentina.
The tournament was not held in 2011 due to the 2011 Rugby World Cup, but returned in 2012. The 2012 tournament replaced Tonga with Uruguay, and was held in Langford, British Columbia between 12 and 20 October.
- Argentina Jaguars (second team): 2009–present
- Canada A (second team): 2010–present
- USA Select (second team): 2009–present
- Paraguay: 2014
- BC Bears: 2009
- Ontario Blues: 2009
- Prairie Wolf Pack: 2009
- The Rock: 2009
- Tonga A (second team): 2010
- Uruguay: 2012–2013
|2009||Fletcher's Fields, Markham, Ontario, Canada||Argentina Jaguars||35-11||BC Bears|
|2010||Estadio Olímpico Chateau Carreras, Córdoba, Argentina||Argentina Jaguars||N.A.||Canada A|
|2012||Westhills Stadium, Langford, British Columbia, Canada||Argentina Jaguars||N.A.||Canada A|
|2013||Westhills Stadium, Langford, British Columbia, Canada||Argentina Jaguars||N.A.||USA Selects|
|2014||TBD, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
All-time results table
Current to 2013.
|Nation||Number of appearances||Games||Wins||Losses||Best result|
|Argentina Jaguars||4||11||11||0||Champions: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013|
|USA Selects||4||11||3||8||Runner-up: 2013|
|Canada Selects||3||9||5||4||Runner-up: 2010 & 2012|
|Uruguay||2||6||2||4||3rd place: 2012|
|Tonga A||1||3||0||3||4th place: 2010|
|BC Bears||1||5||4||1||Runner-up: 2009|
|Ontario Blues||1||5||2||3||3rd place: 2009|
|Prairie Wolf Pack||1||3||1||2||6th place: 2009|
|The Rock||1||3||1||2||5th place: 2009|
- In 2009, the Argentina Jaguars beat Canada A in an exhibition match not listed in this table.
Results by nation
Notes and references
- Santi Alvarez (2014-05-19). "Los “Yakarés” competirán en la American Cup" (in Spanish). ABC Color. Retrieved 2014-05-21.