Americas Rugby: Canada faces USA test on Tuesday

The Canadian national rugby team will show off its "next generation" against Team USA in Game 2 of the 2012 Americas Rugby Championship.

Canada and Uruguay had a heated battle in the first game of the 2012 Americas Rugby Championship from Langford



The Canadians took care of business, and the Americans lost to a strong Argentinian side.

Now, Tuesday’s Battle of the 49th Parallel has some stake in it, as Canada looks to go 2-0 at the Americas Rugby Championship, hosted by Langford, B.C. Canada beat Uruguay 28-10 on Friday, and the United States lost to the Argentines, 39-3.

Canada ran out to an early lead and held on without much of a hiccup. Uruguay didn’t score a try until the final three minutes, but Canada got into some penalty trouble in the second half, and center Nick Blevins received a yellow card for a high tackle.

Tuesday’s game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. from Westhills Stadium. Canada also faces off with Argentina – its final game in this IRB showdown of Tier II rugby nations – on October 20, 2012.

Argentina is currently ranked eighth in the world, just behind Ireland and ahead of Scotland.

Canada is ranked 13th, four spots ahead of the United States and eight ahead of 21st-ranked Uruguay.

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