Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Log In Log In Today’s Paper Sports | England Overwhelms U.S. at Rugby World Cup Advertisement Supported by England rolled to a 45-7 victory as the top nations continued to dominate the tournament’s lesser lights. ByJoe Ritchie Sept. 26, 2019, 12:56 p.m. ET KOBE, Japan — The 20 teams at the Rugby World Cup fall equally into two groups, defined by World Rugby as Tier 1 and Tier 2. Tier 2 teams, which include second-tier and developing rugby nations like the United States and Canada, have been improving, but their matches Thursday against England and Italy, two traditional powers from Tier 1, showed that the gap between the two groups remains wide. How wide? How about seven tries to one wide? England’s dominant forward pack pushed the Americans around all night — steamrollering through them, scampering past them, bulling over them — to score seven tries en route to a 45-7 blowout in Kobe. In Fukuoka on Thursday afternoon, Italy scored seven tries and thrashed the Canadians, 48-7. Both North American teams escaped shout losses only through a late try, but both were clearly overmatched. “England was ruthless in the… Read full this story
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