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Sold-Out Chicago Match Marks Rugby’s Rising Popularity

Think David versus Goliath in short shorts with choreographed trash talking.

Tomorrow’s rugby match between New Zealand’s All Blacks, the world’s top squad, and the USA Eagles, who lost eight of 10 games last year, has sold out Chicago’s 61,500-seat Soldier Field -- the largest-ever audience for an international rugby contest on American soil, signaling the sport’s growing U.S. popularity.