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Canada loses to Uruguay 20-17 on last-minute play at Americas Rugby Championship

February 02, 2019 - 9:12 PM

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Theo Sauder had a try and kicked two points but Uruguay scored in the final minute of play to beat Canada 20-17 on Saturday to open the 2019 Americas Rugby Championship.

Ciaran Hearn and Jamie Mackenzie also had tries for Canada, ranked 20th in the world.

Canada holds an 8-5-0 career record against No. 17 Uruguay dating back to 1995, although the South Americans have won their last four matches.

Canada (2-3-0) finished fourth at last year's ARC won by the 12th-ranked Americans (5-0-0). The tournament also features No. 28 Brazil, No. 29 Chile and an Argentine reserve side.

After Uruguay, Canada plays Brazil on Feb. 9 in Sao Paulo before hosting Chile and the Argentina XV in Langford, B.C., on Feb. 22 and March 1, respectively. Canada will wrap up tournament play March 8 against the U.S. in Seattle.

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