With tougher tests ahead, Samoa started their Rugby World Cup campaign with a 25-16 win over the United States in Pool B on Sunday.
Kenya vice-captain Collins Injera may have left a costly mark on the London rugby sevens tournament after celebrating his 200th international try by pulling a pen out of his sock and signing a television camera.
A three-try burst in six minutes allowed Tonga to race away from the United States in a 40-12 rugby win on Saturday at Kingsholm in England.
Code hopper Sonny Bill Williams made a successful return to international rugby by scoring two tries as the All Blacks hammered the United States 74-6 in their Test at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday.
Scotland made Vern Cotter's debut as coach a winning one, downing the United States 24-6 in a clash between teams that will face each other at next year's Rugby World Cup.
The United States booked a berth in the 2015 Rugby World Cup with a 32-13 victory over Uruguay on Saturday at Kennesaw State University.
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Scrumhalf Agustin Ormaechea scored a try five minutes from time to give Uruguay a 27-27 draw with favourites the United States in the first leg of their Rugby World Cup qualifier on Saturday.
The USA Eagles easily beat Russia 40-26 at Parc Eirias in Colwyn Bay, Wales, on Friday.
Riccardo Bocchino kicked three penalties and two conversions as Italy beat the United States 30-10, running in three tries on Saturday.
Roland Suniula and Taylor Mokate, brought into the United States starting line-up this week, both scored tries to help the USA Eagles beat Georgia 36-20 on Saturday.
New skipper Aaron Carpenter scored the winning try and fullback James Pritchard kicked in 13 points as Canada beat the United States 28-25 in a rugby union match on Saturday.