Skip to comments.Rugby League World Cup: USA 32-20 Cook Islands
Posted on 11/08/2013 2:22:02 AM PST by the scotsman
'The USA created history by beating the Cook Islands for a debut victory in their first match at the Rugby League World Cup.'
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Rugby League World Cup 2013: United States shock Wales
By Aled Williams, BBC Wales Sport at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham
Wales (4) 16
Tries: Roets (2), Walker
Goals: White (2)
United States (12) 24
Tries: Newton (2), Petersen, Paulo, Samoa
Goals: Paulo (2)
‘Wales became the first side to be eliminated from the Rugby League World Cup as the United States secured a deserved win at the Racecourse.
Christiaan Roets scored the opening try but the Tomahawks responded through Clint Newton and Matthew Petersen.
Man-of-the-match Joseph Paulo, Newton and Tuisegasega Samoa added further tries for the United States.
Wales rallied with late consolation tries from Roets and Anthony Walker but the result had long been decided.’
Rugby League World Cup 2013: USA’s inspiring win in Bristol
By George Riley
‘The USA’s World Cup win over the Cook Islands in Bristol was one of the most uplifting and heartening nights I’ve had covering rugby league in years.’
Rugby League World Cup 2013: Scotland 22-8 USA
By Phil Cartwright. BBC Sport at the AJ Bell Stadium, Salford
Scotland (0) 22
Tries: Phillips, Russell, Douglas, Hurst
Goals: Brough (3)
USA (8) 8
Tries: Freed, Welch
‘Scotland kept their hopes of a World Cup quarter-final spot alive with a 22-8 victory against the USA in Salford.’
I’ve been flipping through some channels and have watched a little Rugby...I have to say that those guys are massive and tough! I have no doubt who would be tougher - a rugby team or an NFL team. In a street fight, the rugby team would win by a landslide!
It is amazing to see the rugby players dive into a pile on the ground without any protection with the exception of teeth guards and sometimes, head padding. Sometimes the close-ups show cleets shoved up against a players face at the bottom of the pile, and then everyone suddenly gets up and moves on to the next play as if nothing ever happened. I would be dead, broken in pieces and out within 10 second of the start of a rugby match.
Tomahawks ?? I'm afraid they're going to have to change that name.
The US has 310+ million people. The Cook Islands have a population of about 11,000 people. Which country has more Rugby players?
It was a rugby injury while still a schoolboy which cost the late unlamented Prime Minister Gordon Brown his right eye, and almost the other too. In those days rugby boots still had wooden studs and weighed over four pounds. A rake in the face with one of those could do serious damage, and often did.
Agree. One of my daughter’s old bfs lost a scholarship to West Point when he sustained a severe concussion playing hs rugby.