Happy faces were hard to find among Rugby World Cup teams on Tuesday.
Kosuke Endo of Japan ran past Jebb Sinclair, Canada’s number 4, to score his team’s second try on Tuesday in Napier, New Zealand.
Italy labored to a 27-10 victory over the United States in Nelson, and Japan conceded a 23-23 draw with Canada in Napier, blowing a chance in its last pool match to end a Cup-record 17-game winless streak that dates to 1991.
Canada scored eight points in the last five minutes to salvage the draw with Japan, but it failed to put any pressure on France as both tried to secure a spot in the quarterfinals. New Zealand has already secured one of the quarterfinal spots from Pool A.
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