For the qualification to the World Cup in France 2023, United States beat Canada 38-16 and thus managed to stay with the series looking for a place in the next World Cup. In October it will go before Uruguay to determine who takes the place of Americas 1.
It should be remembered that in the first leg, Canada took a wide advantage of 34-21, that is to say with seven points in favor. However, with the victory of the United States, the overall result was 59-50 in their favor, allowing them to advance to the next instance.
The confrontation between South America 1 (Uruguay) and North America 1 (Canada or United States) will be played in home and away matches on October 2 and 9 and the winner of said key will obtain the direct classification to the World Cup in France 2023 as Americas 1. First it will be played in the north and the series will be defined in Montevideo.
The winner will play in Group A in France, alongside the host, three-time world champion New Zealand, Italy and the Africa 1 ranked team.
When losing, Canada must face Chile (South America 2) to stay alive in the qualifying phase. Whoever wins the two-game series will join Group D of the World Cup, where England, Japan and Argentina are already accommodated.
The loser from South America 2-North America 2 will have one last chance at the Final Qualifying Tournament, in November 2022. There, he will compete with the third team from the Rugby Europe Championship, the loser from the Asia / Pacific play-off and the second from Rugby Africa. Cup.