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Canada U20 beats U.S. 41-6, advances to 2015 Junior World Rugby Trophy

03/28/2015 12:43 EDT | Updated 05/27/2015 05:59 EDT
LANGFORD, B.C. - Canada's men's under-20 rugby squad has qualified for the 2015 Junior World Rugby Trophy after defeating the United States 41-6 on Friday.

The U.S. took an early lead, but Reegan O'Gorman responded with a try in the sixth minute to make it 5-3 for Canada.

Dylan Horgan converted a penalty in the 31st, Luke Bradley scored a try in the 38th and Canada took a 13-6 lead into the break before exploding in the second half with 28 unanswered points.

Patrick Finlay and Andrew Coe added tries five minutes apart to make it 25-6 for the Canadian side less than 10 minutes into the second half.

Guiseppe du Toit added back-to-back penalty converts before Finlay scored his second try of the game in the 66th to make it 38-6. Du Toit tacked on one more convert in the 76th.

Including Monday's 24-23 victory, the Canadians took the two-match total point series from the Americans by a combined score of 65-29.

The Junior World Rugby Trophy will be held in Portugal in May. Canada joins already-confirmed sides from Fiji, Georgia, Hong Kong, Namibia, Portugal, Tonga and Uruguay.

Canada has its sights set on bettering last year's seventh place finish.

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