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Portugal beat USA to qualify for 2023 RWC

Portugal kicked over a last-gasp penalty to grab the last available berth at next year's Rugby World Cup as they held the United States to a dramatic 16-16 draw on Friday to qualify by the narrowest of margins.

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301dLeonard Solms

Beast: USA rugby on the rise ahead of 2031 World Cup

Legendary Springboks prop Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira says the level of rugby in the USA is on the up, and will continue to climb as they near hosting the 2031 World Cup.

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England women crush U.S. in 89-0 victory

The England women's rugby team completed an autumn clean sweep with an emphatic 89-0 thrashing of the United States on Sunday to extend their winning streak to 18 matches.

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588dESPN staff

Mo'unga back at 10 for All Blacks' Test with Eagles

Richie Mo'unga will make his first run-on start for the All Blacks since Bledisloe II when he pilots an ominous looking New Zealand outfit for its Test against the United States in Washington D.C.

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589dTom Hamilton

U.S. launches Rugby World Cup bids

The USA has launched its joint bid to host the men's Rugby World Cup in 2027 or 2031, and the women's Rugby World Cup in 2029.

590dLiam Napier

All Blacks' Washington D.C. stopover a double-edged sword for USA Rugby

Coming off a failed World Cup qualification series with Uruguay and without six of their best players, the United States will likely suffer a huge defeat by the All Blacks. But the Test in Washington D.C. also presents a huge opportunity for USA Rugby.

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Canada out of RWC, Uruguay clinches spot

Canada failed to qualify for the Rugby World Cup for the first time after being beaten 33-24 by Chile on Saturday, while Uruguay clinched their place after overturning a three-point first-leg deficit against the United States.

618dESPN Staff

Waratahs enter player exchange with MLR club

The NSW Waratahs have entered a historic commercial partnership with Major League Rugby franchise the San Diego Legion in a bid to develop growth and alignment between Australian and American rugby and help curb player drain.

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U.S. men to host All Blacks at NFL stadium

The U.S. men's national rugby team will host New Zealand in Washington for an October test match designed to grow interest in the sport among Americans in hopes of staging a future Rugby World Cup.

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Ireland to face New Zealand, U.S. in autumn

Ireland will host New Zealand in one of four international tests announced by the Irish Rugby Football Union for Andy Farrell's squad in October and November.

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England debutants impress in win over USA

England scored seven tries as a virtual reserve team beat a spirited United States 43-29 in an entertaining though ragged Twickenham clash on Saturday.

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USA Rugby clears 'first hurdle' in World Cup bid

The United States has thrown its hat into the ring to host the Rugby World Cup, with USA Rugby clearing the first hurdle in an attempt to bring the game's global showpiece to North America for either the 2027, 2029 or 2031 events.

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806dSam Bruce

Los Angeles has a professional rugby team? Meet the LA Giltinis

Have you heard of the LA Gilitinis? The start-up Major League Rugby franchise debuts this weekend, hoping that a combination of star international recruits, an iconic home venue and entertaining play will resonate with the packed local sporting market.

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Matt Giteau joins MLR side LA Giltinis

Former Wallabies star Matt Giteau has been named as the latest signing of Major League Rugby side the LA Giltinis, joining former teammate and good friend Adam Ashley-Cooper at the club.

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Kanaloa Hawai'i plan to build team around Pasifika roots

Kanaloa Hawai'i have no intention of filling their ranks with veterans as they prepare for life in Major League Rugby next season and will instead look to develop the cream of talent from the Pacific Islands, the team's general manager told Reuters.

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1056dESPN Staff

MLR receives official Hawai'i bid

An expansion bid from Kanaloa Hawai'i has officially been submitted to Major Rugby League officials with five former All Blacks players said to be backing the team.

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Major League Rugby names new LA franchise

Major League Rugby will welcome a new franchise from 2021 with the LA Giltinis confirmed as one of two expansion teams for next season.

1106dSam Bruce

How the NRFL plans to take rugby to mainstream America

The latest attempt to bring the sport of rugby union to the American masses certainly isn't short on ambition. Those behind it are determined to create the "IPL of rugby" by tapping in to the nation's love for contact-tackle sports.

2019 RankingsRugby World Cup

  • USA16th
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 27 Tries Scored
  • USA17th
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 149 Points Difference