SAN DIEGO, CA — The United States qualified for Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 last Saturday with an emphatic 52-16 victory over North American rivals, Canada, in San Diego. The Eagles put on a dazzling display of confidence to attain their first ever qualification as the Americas #1 for the World Cup.
Great start from the USA! @USARugby @RugbyWrapUp pic.twitter.com/JCIaGzcDve
— Ronan Taaffe-Nelson (@ronan_nelson) July 1, 2017
Before the action got started at Torero Stadium our West Coast correspondent (and San Diego native) Ronan Nelson sat down with USA Rugby CEO Dan Payne to discuss:
-USA Rugby’s advertising strategy
-Match marketing & ticket sales
-Criteria for choosing venues for test matches
-The USA’s coaching situation
-Road to Rugby World Cup 7s & Japan 2019
You can listen on SoundCloud or to the full interview here:
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