USA vs Tonga
World Cup
6:45am Sunday 13th October

Gary Gold has called to establish its commitment by awarding the 2027 Rugby World Cup to the USA to developing the sport.
Gold believes hosting the showpiece tournament provided them with the perfect platform to grow, and says states are viewing as role models Japan after their World Cup heroics.
For us, they are an incredible role model for so many reasons and I am discussing the usa particularly, said Gold before the Americans final game against Tonga on Sunday.
This is the reason why I feel very strongly that if World Rugby really do want to increase the sport – since they claim they wish to – then the USA has to be a rival for its 2027 Rugby World Cup.
The United States are winless in their past nine World Cup matches and Gold said awarding the World Cup to Japan set the bases for the country to boost their performances.
Japan was led by current England coach Eddie Jones into three victories in which they narrowly missed out on the knockout stages.
They knew that they were receiving the Rugby World Cup, said Gold. It was preparation that gave Eddie the stage to be able to work with the group for nine months, to carry them to 2015 and also for them to do exactly what they did there.
Four decades later, for these to become quarter-final contenders is a fairytale come true. It was mostly off the rear of them having been given a Rugby World Cup, although it is something which may be achieved.
To see that 48 per cent of the entire nation are watching a match of rugby – its unbelievable whats happening in the growth of the game in this country and how much larger its going to go because of that.
The United States and Tonga will be more desperate to depart Japan on a winning note when they meet in Osaka.
The Eagles have recalled Will Hooley in full-back, whilst flanker Malon Al-Jiboori performs his first game of the tournament.
Tonga captain Siale Piutau will perform his final Test for his nation and the Pacific islanders will be keen for a decent beginning after going behind in their 3 matches.
Although the United States have had a turnaround because they went down 47-17 to Argentina, the Tongans came near upsetting France in their final outing.
United States: 15 May Hooley, 14 Blaine Scully (c), 13 Bryce Campbell, 12 Paul Lasike, 11 Marcel Brache, 10 AJ MacGinty, 9 Ruben de Haas; 1 Eric Fry, two Joe Taufetee, 3 Titi Lamositele, 4 Greg Peterson, 5 Nick Civetta, 6 Tony Lamborn, 7 Malon Al Jiboori, 8 Cam Dolan.
Replacements: 16 James Hilterbrand, 17 Olive Kilifi, 18 Paul Mullen, 19 Ben Landry 21 Ben Pinkelman, 22 Nate Augspurger, 23 Mike Teo.
Tonga: 15 Telusa Veainu, 14 Atieli Pakalani, 13 Malietoa Hingano, 12 Siale Piutau, 11 Viliami Lolohea, 10 James Faiva, 9 Sonatane Takulua; 1 Siegfried Fisiihoi, two Paula Ngauamo, 3 Siosiua Halanukonuka, 4 Sam Lousi, 5 Halaleva Fifita, 6 Sione Kalamafoni, seven Zane Kapeli, 8 Maama Vaipulu.
Replacements: 16 Siua Maile, 17 Vunipola Fifita 19 Dan Faleafa 21 Leon Fukofuka 23 David Halaifonua.

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