USA claim RWC spot

USA have qualified for the 2011 Rugby World Cup after a 27-6 second leg victory against Uruguay.

Lions loose forward and USA skipper Todd Clever grabbed a brace as his team beat the South Americans 54-28 on aggregate.

The Eagles will find themselves in Pool C alongside the Wallabies, Ireland and another European qualifier.

This means American head coach Eddie O’Sullivan will face his former side, Ireland, who he guided to third place on the world rankings.

Uruguay will still be able to qualify through the repechage, where nations have a second opportunity to qualify for the competition in New Zealand.