Samu Manoa continued his scoring streak against Uruguay © www.redhatphoto.com
Rugby News Manoa scores in Eagles draw
Samu Manoa continued his outstanding scoring record by crossing the whitewash for the USA on Saturday evening.
Manoa's effort was one of three tries scored by the Eagles in a topsy-turvy Rugby World Cup qualifier in Montevideo, a game which also included fellow Saint Cam Dolan at number eight
After trailing 19-6 to Uruguay at one stage and 19-13 at half-time the USA battled back to lead 27-22 late in the contest. But a yellow card shown to prop Nick Wallace handed the initiative back to Uruguay, who with time running out crossed for a try which tied things up at 27-all.
So there is everything to play for going into the second leg in Atlanta this coming Saturday. Whoever wins that game will book themselves a place in Pool 2 alongside South Africa, Scotland and Samoa, while the loser will enter the repechage play-off process.
There were Saints in action at multiple venues on Saturday, with Adam Parkins, Tom Warren and Ryan Glynn all coming off the bench in Moseley's narrow 20-23 Championship home loss to London Scottish. And Harry Betts also fell the wrong side of a close result in Chinnor's 25-27 reverse at Southend in National League 2 South.