UNITED STATES IN CANADA FACE OFF

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A berth in the 2019 Ja­pan Rugby World Cup is at stake to­mor­row when the United States play host to Canada in a winner-take-all show­down in San Diego, Cal­i­for­nia. It is the sec­ond match in a two-leg qual­i­fy­ing se­ries that pro­duced a 28-28 draw at last week­end’s opener in Hamil­ton. “If we’re go­ing to do bet­ter, we’ve got to be more clin­i­cal,” Canada coach Mark An­scombe said. “If you want to win these games you’ve got to make bet­ter de­ci­sions than what we did.” The winner will book a 2019 berth in Ja­pan while the loser faces another qual­i­fy­ing se­ries against a South Amer­i­can side. Canada, who have played in ev­ery Rugby World Cup since the event be­gan in 1987, are 38-17 with two drawn matches against the US.

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