USA Rugby vs Canada World Cup Qualifier Live Blog: Scoring, Updates and Analysis

Jeff Hull@@HullatHomeContributor IIIAugust 17, 2013

USA Rugby will battle Canada in World Cup qualifying on Saturday.
USA Rugby will battle Canada in World Cup qualifying on Saturday.Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

USA Rugby battles Canada on Saturday in a 2015 Rugby World Cup Qualifier, live from Charleston, and we here at Bleacher Report are going to be with you every step of the way.

Rugby fans around the world may have been engrossed in the Southern Hemisphere's contests this morning, but this afternoon we are ready for an absolute slobber-knocker in South Carolina.

As our complete match preview explained, Canada are bringing less than a full-strength squad to the first-half of this two-match World Cup Qualifying series, and the United States should enjoy a comfortable home-field advantage.

Whether that combination will be enough to see the 18th-ranked Eagles knock off the 15th-ranked Canadians, and take a crucial advantage with them to Toronto next week, is an open question

So sit back, relax and grab a cold beverage.

Its the USA Eagles versus Canada, in North America's biggest rugby rumble of the year.

Match Date: August 17, 2013

Match Location: Blackbaud Stadium, Charleston, S.C.

Kickoff Time: 6:30 p.m. EST

Canada Starting Lineup

1. Tiedemann, 2. Hamilton, 3. Marshall, 4. Sinclair, 5. Cudmore, 6. Ardron, 7. Moonlight, 8. Carpenter, 9. Mack, 10. Jones, 11. Van Der Merwe, 12. Blevins, 13. Hearn, 14. Evans, 15. Pritchard

Reserves: 16. Barkwill, 17. Dolezel, 18. Wooldridge, 19. Hotson, 20. Dala, 21. White, 22. Hirayama, 23. Mackenzie

USA Eagles Starting Lineup

1. Pittman, 2. Biller, 3. Fry, 4. Stanfill, 5. Manoa, 6. Lavalla, 7. Dahl, 8. Clever, 9. Petri, 10. L'Estrange, 11. Scully, 12. A. Suniula, 13. Kelly, 14. Ngwenya, 15. Wyles

Reserves: 16. Fenoglio, 17. Lamositele, 18. Thiel, 19. Doyle, 20. Dolan, 21. Sahw, 22. Niua, 23. R. Suniula

Match Information

Event: Match 12015 Rugby World Cup Qualifiers

Game Day: Saturday, August 17

Location: Blackbaud Stadium, Charleston, South Carolina

Kickoff Time: 6:30pm EST

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