Rugby

US Eagles rip host Canada, stretch record win streak

2018-06-24 07:14
Gary Gold (Getty Images)

Montreal- Cam Dolan scored three tries and the United States routed host Canada 42-17 Saturday in an international rugby union match, stretching the Eagles' record win streak to eight games.

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The Eagles, who made an unbeaten 5-0 run to the Americas Championship earlier this year, also swept their June international schedule, having dispatched Scotland 30-29 and Russia 62-13 earlier this month.

Dolan, who plays for the Cardiff Blues, scored tries for the Americans in the 21st, 45th and 68th minutes.

A.J. MacGinty kicked two penalties and three conversions for the Eagles, who had tries from Nate Augspurger, Blaine Scully and Ruben de Haas in the romp.

"We started a lot better today than we have in a lot of other games," Eagles coach Gary Gold said after his squad led 13-3 at half-time. "Guys stuck to the task and it was a good performance."

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Evan Olmstead and Jeff Hassler managed second-half tries for the Canadians, who also had two conversions and a penalty from Shane O'Leary.

The Eagles will be idle until facing the New Zealand Maori at Chicago in November as a prelude to a match between Ireland and Italy.

The Americans kept Canada winless for the month, having also lost 48-10 to Scotland and 43-20 to Russia.

The result spoiled Canada's opening of the new Wanderers Grounds venue before a sellout crowd at Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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