The USA started with the clear intention of attacking wide, with both wings, Christian Dyer and Ryan Matyas getting the ball early. They used prop Joe Taufete’e to crash up the middle, too, and eventually forced Canada to infringe, giving captain AJ MacGinty an easy penalty attempt, which he converted.
Canada exploded for 24 points in the second half of Saturday's Rugby World Cup qualifier to overcome a 14-10 deficit and ultimately beat the USA 34-21 in the 1st leg of the two-game series.
Players at Swilers Rugby Club in St. John’s, Nfl., the game gives Canada a 13-point advantage going into next weekend's second game in Glendale, Colo.
World Cup Qualifier series can be especially fraught, and this one certainly can as the USA gets set to take on Canada Saturday.
USA vs Canada KO 1:30 PM ET and will be shown live in the US on FloRugby and in Canada on Premier Sports.
St. John’s, Nfld.—Canada Men's 15s Head coach Kingsley Jones has named the matchday roster to face the USA in the first of two crucial Rugby World Cup 2023 Qualification Pathway matches on September 4.
August 30, 2021 (St. John’s, NL) – Canada Men's 15s Head coach Kingsley Jones has named the 30-man squad that will face off against the USA in their upcoming Rugby World Cup 2023 Qualification matches.