World Rugby has announced the dates for the Americas Pacific Challenge 2017, which returns to Uruguay next month.
The “A” team tournament will run from 7-15 October at the Estadio Charrua, in Montevideo.
The World Rugby Americas Pacific Challenge 2017 will be a round robin, first-past-the-post tournament played across three rounds, contested by Argentina XV, USA Selects, Samoa A, Tonga A, Canada A and hosts, Uruguay A.
The teams in Pool A will play the teams in Pool B once, with the tournament winner decided by the total number of competition points across the three rounds on 7, 11 and 15 October.
Pool A consists of Argentina XV, USA Selects and Tonga A while Uruguay A, Samoa A and Canada A make up Pool B.
Last year, Argentina XV won the inaugural World Rugby Americas Pacific Challenge in Montevideo, beating Fiji Warriors 27-26 in a dramatic final (above).
World Rugby Americas Pacific Challenge 2017 fixtures:
Saturday, 7 October:
12:00 – USA Selects v Samoa A
14:00 – Argentina XV v Canada A
16:00 - Tonga A v Uruguay A
Wednesday, 11 October:
12:00 - Tonga A v Canada A
14:00 – Argentina A v Samoa A
16:00 – USA Selects v Uruguay A
Sunday, 15 October
12:00 – Tonga A v Samoa A
14:00 - USA Selects v Canada A
16:00 - Argentina XV v Uruguay A
(All times local, GMT – 4)