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The Eagles trounced Canada 42-19 to record a win in the first match of the Pacific Nations Cup. The format features six nations participating in a summer tune-up for the 2019 September Rugby World Cup in Japan.

The game was played to a sell out crowd at Glendale, Colorado's Infinity Park. 

Other results saw Japan beat Fiji 34-21 and Samoa defeat Tonga 25-12. The second round continues this Saturday when the USA play Samoa and Fiji play Canada, both matches in ANZ Stadium, Suva, Samoa. Tonga will travel to Osaka to meet the Brave Blossoms in the other contest.

The USA notched five tries from as many players, adding insurance conversion and penalty points from the sure foot of Al McGinty. The Eagles led 20-0 at the break. Dominance in the lineouts proved an importance measure in the USA win.

Since August 2015, the Eagles hold a 9-0-1 record again the Canadians whose rugby fortunes have declined. In that period, the USA outscored their northern rivals 200 to 87.

Finally, the Eagles' four-year, unbeaten win skein reduced the Canadian's historic rugby supremacy over the USA to 63-38.