Canada beats US to reach 2015 Rugby World Cup

Updated: August 24, 2013, 7:39 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Canada earned a spot at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, beating the United States 13-11 on Saturday in the second leg of their qualifying playoff.

Canada led 27-9 from last weekend's first game and went through 40-20 on aggregate. It earned a spot in Group D at the World Cup in in England, where it will face automatic qualifiers Ireland, Italy, France, and a European team to be determined.

The U.S. can still make the tournament if it beats Uruguay in a two-match series.

Canada captain Aaron Carpenter said "it is an amazing feeling to know that we will be there proudly representing Canada at Rugby World Cup."


Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press

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