United States Rugby World Cup Betting 2011
As we know Rugby is not a major sport in the United States but it does retain a certain amount of popularity which ensures as a nation they nearly always qualify for the Rugby World Cup. The same can be said of 2011 with the Eagles set to head to New Zealand with hopes of making their mark in a tough Pool C alongside Australia, Ireland, Italy and Russia.
In truth, the Americans will have a major task on their hands if they are to have any chance at all of qualifying for the last eight with the game against Russia likely to be the target for the team. They will believe that they can beat the Russians while putting up a decent performance against the Italians, if they manage to do that they will be considered to have had a successful tournament in New Zealand.
The United States team are coached by Eddie O'Sullivan who is more famous for coaching his native Ireland team between 2001 and 2008, he had mixed success in that role but the Eagles of America will be hoping his cast experience will help them in New Zealand. As well as the Coach the United States does have a number of players who play in Europe who will be key to their chances of success. In particular, the USA will be looking towards the likes of Mike Petri and Hayden Smith among others who both ply their trades in the Guinness Premiership in England.
The bookmakers make the United States as one of the rank outsiders in the outright World Cup market and that is about right as they face a mammoth task to even win one game in Pool C.
United States Rugby World Cup 2011 Squad
When Eddie O'Sullivan announces the United States squad for the World Cup it will be placed here for punters to study