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Canada thrashes USA: advances to RWC

August 12, 2006

BBC Sport:

Canada beat US to reach World Cup

Canada booked their place at the 2007 Rugby World Cup with an emphatic 56-7 victory over neighbouring USA.

It was the Canadians' biggest win against the Eagles, winger James Pritchard scoring 36 points himself to break the national team record of 29.

Pritchard scored three of Canada's seven tries, kicked six conversions and three penalties.

"I couldn't be happier for the players at times we played some excellent rugby," said Canada coach Ric Suggitt.

"We have to continue to improve because when we go to play Wales and Italy in November, we'll have to be even better than this. The next level is a huge jump."

The United States of America now face a two-leg play-off against Uruguay for the last Americas spot in next year's showcase finals in France.

Uruguay will host the first leg in Montevideo on 30 September and the return match will take place on 7 October in Stanford, California.

Source: BBC Sport:

  • More full match reports:

  • Rugby Canada.

  • Rugby Planet.

  • Eagles admit it was 'amateurs against pros'.

  • Earlier: "Ruck 0n the Rock," previews, etc.

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