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Wales to take on USA again

23rd October 2011, 21:20

Wales to take on USA again

Wales will take on USA for the first time in 18 years after the...

Wales will take on USA for the first time in 18 years after the Americans qualified for the 2013 England and Wales World Cup on Sunday.

They will be in the tournament for the first time after the Tomahawks defeated Jamaica 40-4 in the 2013 Atlantic Zone Qualifier in Camden, Philadelphia.

They now join Wales and the Cook Islands in Group D of the main tournament to be held in England and Wales.

USA Skipper, Jacksonville's Apple Pope, said, "It is fantastic to achieve the opportunity to represent USA rugby league in the world cup."

"Jamaica deserve enormous credit but a massive thank you has to be paid to our coach Matty Elliott who instilled an ethic around working hard for success which all the boys committed themselves to and it paid off."

Wales recorded 66-10 and 92-4 wins over USA in Philadelphia in 1995.