North American Rugby Powerhouses Battle for Spot in the World Rugby U20 Trophy 2023
As rugby continues to grow worldwide, North America is showing its potential to become a major player in the sport. Recently, Canada and the USA battled it out in the North American qualifier for the World Rugby U20 Trophy 2023. The winner of the qualifier will represent North America in the tournament, which is set to take place in Romania and Georgia in August 2023.
The North American Qualifier
The North American qualifier was held on July 2, 2022, at the Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado. The USA and Canada U20s battled it out in a match that saw both teams play outstandingly.
The match was a nail-biter until the very end, with the USA ultimately emerging the victors with a score of 32-27. The USA dominated the first half of the match, with tries from Calvin Gentry, Max Mather, and Sean Nolan. Although Canada managed to score in the first half, the USA finished the first half leading by 17-5.
However, the second half was a different story. Canada came out fighting and scored fantastic tries from Ethan Hager, Tristan Gendron, and Chaz Mokbel. Canada fought hard until the end, but the USA held on to their lead, ultimately winning by a narrow margin.
The USA Qualifies for the World Rugby U20 Trophy
With their win, the USA U20s qualified for the World Rugby U20 Trophy 2023. This is a major achievement for the team, who will be looking to build on their performance in the tournament in Romania and Georgia.
The World Rugby U20 Trophy
The World Rugby U20 Trophy is a tournament for U20 teams that are not participating in the World Rugby U20 Championship. The tournament provides a vital platform for teams to develop their players and gain experience in the international arena.
The tournament is highly competitive, and the level of play is exceptionally high. The teams that participate in the tournament are some of the best in the world and represent their respective countries with pride.
The tournament runs for two weeks and consists of pool games, semifinals, and finals. The winner of the tournament is crowned the World Rugby U20 Trophy champions.
The USA U20s have qualified for the World Rugby U20 Trophy 2023 after beating Canada 32-27 in the North American qualifier. The USA will be looking to build on their performance in the tournament in Romania and Georgia and compete against some of the best teams in the world. The World Rugby U20 Trophy is a highly competitive tournament that provides a vital platform for teams to develop their players and gain experience in the international arena. #SPORT