Coming off a momentous win against Scotland, the Americans are building in the right direction.
USA Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide
Little chance of progressing from their Rugby World Cup pool, but could make life awkward for the fancied nations. They’ve only lost one of ten Tests in the last year – a run that includes historic wins over Scotland and Samoa.
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 Worcester hooker Joe Taufete’e has been in domineering form this year. 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 last winter 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.
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 Fixtures
- Thu 26 Sep England v USA (Kobe)
- Wed 2 Oct France v USA (Fukuoka)
- Wed 9 Oct Argentina v USA (Kumagaya)
- Sun 13 Oct USA v Tonga (Osaka)
A disastrous home World Cup in 2015, England…
USA Rugby World Cup Squad
The USA have named their wider training squad for the tournament:
Ruben de Haas
Extended group (10):
Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Fixtures
Previous World Cup Results and Record
USA’s Rugby World Cup Record: P25 W3 D0 L22
- 1987 Pool stages
- 1991 Pool stages
- 1999 Pool stages
- 2003 Pool stages
- 2007 Pool stages
- 2011 Pool stages
- 2015 Pool stages
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