US edge Canada

The United States edged Canada in their final warm-up match for the Japan Rugby World Cup.

09 September 2019 | Sports

Martin Iosefo scored what proved to be the winning try, as the Unites States of America rallied to beat Canada 20-15 in the final tune-up for both teams ahead of the 2019 Japan Rugby World Cup.

He took a pass late in the game and accelerated quickly to the outside, and then powered his way past Canadian defender Shane O'Leary, before diving over in the corner.

This was the third meeting of the year between the two countries, with the Eagles having won the first meeting in March 30-25 and then again in June 47-19.

The Americans kept their six-year winning streak against Canada alive, but they had to come back from a 12-10 halftime deficit at Vancouver's BC Place Stadium to do it.

Cam Dolan and Dylan Fawsitt also scored tries for the Americans.

Canada scored tries through Gord McRorie and Peter Nelson and enjoyed the possession advantage with five minutes to go, but the American defence warded off their attacks.

Canadian prop Hubert Buydens needed stitches to repair a large cut on his forehead. He returned to the field, but was subbed again, with blood streaming down his face.

The Eagles' World Cup tournament kicks off against England in Kobe, Japan on 26 September.

Canada open against Italy on the same day in Fukuoka.

They still lead the all-time statistics against the US with 38 wins, 23 losses and two draws.

NAMPA/AFP

Similar News

 

Grand Prix series begins

16 hours ago | Sports

The first Athletics Namibia series event of the year is set to take place this Saturday at the Grootfontein Independence Stadium. The 2020 Grand...

No surrender, no retreat

16 hours ago | Sports

Brave Warriors interim coach Bobby Samaria says his players and the coaching staff will have to up their game going into massive World Cup qualifiers....

Another first-round loss for Sharapova

1 day - 22 January 2020 | Sports

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova admitted she does not know if she will be back at the Australian Open next year after suffering a...

Four SA referees named on Super Rugby panel

1 day - 22 January 2020 | Sports

The experienced Jaco Peyper, along with AJ Jacobs, Rasta Rasivhenge and Marius van der Westhuizen are the four South African referees on the 12-man Vodacom...

Tokyo 2020 countdown begins

1 day - 22 January 2020 | Sports

Uncertainty over Russia's participation in a third consecutive Olympics and concerns over heat hang heavy over the Tokyo 2020 preparations, with only six months until...

NC hopes to avoid legal battles

1 day - 22 January 2020 | Sports

The Fifa normalisation committee says it used legal procedures during the Namibia Football Association (NFA) presidency and executive committee vetting in order to avoid legal...

Namibia ready for 2020 African Karate Championships

1 day - 22 January 2020 | Sports

The Namibian Karate Union (Naku) has hopes to grow into a force in African karate. Last year, Naku hosted the 2019 Region 5 Karate...

Mathebula dies

2 days ago - 21 January 2020 | Sports

Peter 'Terror' Mathebula, the first black South African boxer to win a world title, has died aged 67 near Johannesburg, his family said on Sunday....

NBF gets busy with Olympic qualifiers

2 days ago - 21 January 2020 | Sports

The Namibia Boxing Federation (NBF) is planning to send 12 boxers to Dakar, Senegal for a 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualification tournament, scheduled to take place...

Van Dijk leads charge

2 days ago - 21 January 2020 | Sports

Liverpool spent much of the last 30 years living in Manchester United's shadow, but their time to be crowned champions of England again is nigh....

Latest News

Fishrot bribery ring widens

16 hours ago | Crime

While the main accused in the Fishrot bribery scandal await a hearing date in the Supreme Court to challenge their incarceration, another hanger-on, who allegedly...

Learners sent home over broken...

16 hours ago | Education

The over 1 200 learners at Max Makushe Senior Secondary School in the Kavango East Region have been sent home until further notice because of...

Rich man, poor man

16 hours ago | Opinion

For African citizens, the debates and discussions by the elite in Davos seem like a world away.The World Economic Forum (WEF) hosts an annual meeting...

12.5m in SADC face hunger

16 hours ago | Disasters

The number of food insecure people in southern Africa is projected to peak at 12.5 million through March 2020, an increase of 15% compared to...

Parents fume over costly new...

16 hours ago | Education

Parents say the introduction of good-looking school uniforms does not guarantee an improvement in academic performance, behaviour or attendance.Last week, Namibian Sun caught up with...

A beacon of hope

16 hours ago | Education

The Tsintsabis Combined School's feeding programme has received resounding support from stakeholders since its implementation in 2004, acting principal Christalina Narubes said.During an interview at...

'Pay up Samherji'

16 hours ago | Short News

Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) leader McHenry Venaani says Icelandic fishing company Samherji should take responsibility for the thousands of Namibian fishermen who lost their jobs...

Former cop appears for internet...

16 hours ago | Crime

The Walvis Bay Magistrate's Court has denied bail to a 30-year-old former policeman who made his first appearance on charges of internet fraud on Tuesday.Ricardo...

Grand Prix series begins

16 hours ago | Sports

The first Athletics Namibia series event of the year is set to take place this Saturday at the Grootfontein Independence Stadium. The 2020 Grand...

Load More