After correcting Kenya (85-0) and Hong Kong (49-7) respectively on Saturday in Dubai, Portugal and the United States will compete next Friday for the last ticket in play for the 2023 World Cup.
The winner of their confrontation, on the last day of the final qualifying tournamentplayed entirely in the United Arab Emirates, will join Australia, Wales, Fiji and Georgia in Pool C of the World Cup next year in France.
Three tries for Perpignan hooker Mike Tadjer
The Portuguese, who have played only one World Cup so far, in 2007, in France, impressed against Kenya. In a one-sided game, they scored 13 tries, including three for Perpignan hooker Mike Tadjer.
The United States, which has participated in all the World Cups except the 1995 edition in South Africa, responded to them later in the day by largely dominating Hong Kong, with seven tries in the key.