Canada will miss the Rugby World Cup for the first time after losing a two-legged play-off to Chile on Saturday for a place in the 2023 finals to be played in France.
The Canadians were defeated 33-24 in the second leg after edging the opener 22-21. They had previously qualified for every World Cup, even making the quarter-finals in 1991.
Uruguay reached the Rugby World Cup for a fifth time on Saturday with victory over the United States. The South Americans overturned a narrow first leg 19-16 defeat to win the return tie in Montevideo, 34-15.
At the 2023 World Cup, Uruguay will be in the same pool as hosts France, New Zealand and Italy.
The United States can still reach the World Cup but they will have to defeat Chile in a final play-off in July next year.
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