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This past Saturday's record-breaking attendance for a rugby match in North America is one which could well have long term benefits for the sport of rugby not only in the USA but also abroad. While the USA Eagles were not able to compete seriously with the world champions from New Zealand the images of a packed NFL stadium for rugby is one which illustrates the extent of rugby's growth over such a short period of time. Indeed viewers in Brazil have contacted Argentina 2023 to share their delight and surprise to see images of a sold out test rugby match in a large stadium outside of a Tier One nation. Anybody who is yet to watch the match or would like to see it again can do so on the following video.