The Americans have been building in the right direction but struggled at RWC 2019
USA Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide
They have enjoyed historic wins against Scotland and Samoa over the past 18 months but while they showed a doggedness at times in Japan, they ultimately lost all four of their Rugby World Cup pool games.
How They Qualified
The US beat Canada in a two-match play-off with an aggregate score of 80-44.
Cam Dolan is a leader while hooker Joe Taufete’e has been in domineering form. AJ MacGinty and Blaine Scully are other Europe-based lynchpins.
The Coach – Gary Gold
The well-travelled South African, an assistant Springboks coach at RWC 2011, took over from John Mitchell after a stint at Worcester. So far he has the Midas touch.
The advent of Major League Rugby means USA now have a full squad of pro players. Gold’s task is to mould the different playing styles that exist across such a vast nation – and tighten up their defence.
USA Rugby World Cup Warm-ups
- Saturday 27 July 2019: USA 47-19 Canada
- Saturday 3 August 2019: USA 13-10 Samoa
- Saturday 10 August 2019: USA 20-34 Japan
Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-ups
USA Rugby World Cup Group
Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Groups
USA Rugby World Cup Kit
USA Rugby World Cup Fixtures
- Thu 26 Sep England 45-7 USA (Kobe) Match Report
- Wed 2 Oct France 33-9 USA (Fukuoka) Match Report
- Wed 9 Oct Argentina 47-17 USA (Kumagaya) Match Report
- Sun 13 Oct USA v Tonga (Osaka) Match Report
After a disastrous home World Cup in 2015,…
USA Rugby World Cup Squad
Blaine Scully (C)
Ruben De Haas
Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Fixtures
Previous World Cup Results and Record
USA’s Rugby World Cup Record: P29 W3 D0 L26
- 1987 Pool stages
- 1991 Pool stages
- 1999 Pool stages
- 2003 Pool stages
- 2007 Pool stages
- 2011 Pool stages
- 2015 Pool stages
- 2019 Pool stages
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