AROUND THE WORLD IN TEN STORIES 1 Brazil 2 Samoa 3 South Africa
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Brazil’s match against the Maori All Blacks on Saturday 10 November will be streamed live on Twitter in a bid to raise the profile of rugby in the country.
The match in São Paulo is being described as the most important in Brazil’s history and providing free access to live coverage via the social network should help grow the game.
The Maori also play the USA (3 Nov, Chicago) and Chile (17 Nov, Santiago). The Fiji and Samoa unions will find out this month if their bids for seats on the World Rugby Council have been successful.
As RugbyWorld reported earlier this year, the unions have been making changes to their constitutions and governance structures in order to meet criteria laid out by World Rugby.
The Council will decide whether Fiji and/or Samoa have done enough to be awarded seats at a meeting on 14 November. Schalk Brits, who hopes to be part of South Africa’s RWC 2019 squad, will play for the Barbarians against Argentina at Twickenham on 1 December (ticketmaster.co.uk/barbarians).
The hooker was persuaded to come out of retirement by Boks coach Rassie Erasmus and played in the third-Test defeat by England in June. Erasmus is coaching the Baa-Baas and Brits hopes to take another step towards Japan 2019.