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USAUSA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville, who famously captained England on his international debut against Australia in 1984, had a successful top flight coaching career with both Wasps and Gloucester, winning England’s domestic league and cup competitions. But when he left Kingsholm in 2005 he knew that he needed a new career challenge and a change of scenery.

“I couldn’t see myself coaching in the same type of role for another 10 years,” said Melville. “I’m interested in the development of sport and how organisations improve. The opportunity at USA Rugby came up – the new board was different to the average rugby board. I was sucked in by their ambition.”

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All BlacksUSAThe New Zealand Rugby Union confirmed on Tuesday the All Blacks will travel to take on the USA in Chicago on 1 November.

The world’s best will take on their American counterparts at the 61,000-seater Solider Field stadium, home to the NFL’s Chicago Bears.

Though rumours and speculation regarding this fixture have bubbled away for nearly six months, it was only on Tuesday that the match was publicly announced as the Kiwis’ newest overseas initiative, with the purposes of drawing on the developing market – boasting huge potential – in the USA, generating a ballpark figure of at least $1 million NZ dollars for the NZRU, and offering the Test side important preparation for the subsequent fixtures in Europe.

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The final round of matches in the pool stages of the Junior World Rugby Trophy (JWRT) took place yesterday, 26th June, in Salt Lake City, USA, on fields surrounded by lovely snow capped mountains.

The JWRT now heads into the play off stage, with these games coming up on Saturday 30th June. The matches will take place during the night SA Time.

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All Blacks (12) 33 / Pumas (7) 10 (Final Score)

The New Zealand All Blacks and the Argentianian Pumas did battle in the Fourth Quarter Final in Auckland at 09:30 SA Time (20:30 NZ Time).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1, SHD & CSN on TV in SA.

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The All Blacks progress through to the semi-finals, but only after the galant Argentinians gave them a bloody good go in the process.

The final four are now decided, they are Wales vs France and All Blacks vs Wallabies.

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Argentina (5) 25 / Georgia (7) 7 (Final Score)

Argentina and Georgia did battle in Palmerston North at 02:00 SA Time (13:00 NZ Time).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1, SHD & CSN on TV in SA.

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Georgia led 7-5 at half time but only one team came out in the second half. Argentina scored 20 unanswered points in the second half. Penalty count against Georgia 17 vs 8.

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Argentina (3) 13 / Scotland (6) 12 (Final Score)

Argentina and Scotland did battle in Wellington at 09:30 SA Time (20:30 NZ Time).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1, SHD & CSN on TV in SA.

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This was not a pretty, airy-fairie match, but hard and unrelenting rugby.

The Argentinians came back from being 12 / 6 down to score a marvelous try and a cool conversion, and then hanging on with everything they had to keep brave Scotland away.

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Argentina (26) 43 / Romania (8) 8 (Final Score)

Argentina did battle with Romania in Invercargill at 05:30 SA Time (15:30 NZ Time).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1, SHD & CSN on TV in SA.

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Consumate performance by Argentina, 6 tries to 1.

Argentina was just too strong from the word go.

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England (3) 13 / Argentina (6) 9 (Final Score)

England did battle with Argentina in Dunedin at 10:30 SA Time (20:30 NZ Time).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1, SHD & CSN on TV in SA.

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Argentina made England sweat and work very hard for their win.

The worst aspect of this match was poor goal kicking by both sides.

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France (9) 15 / Argentina (3) 9 (Final Score) 

France hosted Argentina at Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier at 21:45 SA Time. This is the match thread for discussion of the game. The match was broadcast live on SuperSport 1 & CSN on TV in SA.

On a muddy field, fireworks is not expected, so in a hard and physical battle, the boot decided the outcome, not a single try scored.

France ground out a win, winning by 15 / 9.

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