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Samoa out, USA, Canada in for new-look Pacific Cup

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Defending champions Samoa have opted out but the United States and Canada will debut this week in a new-look Pacific Nations Cup which is extending far beyond its original boundaries. 

Illustration. Defending champions Samoa have opted out but the United States and Canada will debut this week in a new-look Pacific Nations Cup which is extending far, far beyond its original boundaries.

The newcomers will face off in Edmonton, Canada, on Saturday in what is seen as a boost for rugby's "second tier" nations as the sport expands outside its traditional heartlands.

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