Canada defeated the United States on Saturday by 26-9 in the first match of the final Americas qualifying group of the World Cup.
The win was gained by a Canada side that included seven players with experience in the Welsh Premier Division.
The entire front row of Jon Thiel (Bridgend), Pat Dunkley (Swansea) and Rod Snow (Newport) was backed by other pack members in the Cardiff duo of John Tait and Dan Baugh.
In the home backs were Nik Witkowski (Swansea) at centre and scrum half Morgan Williams, who has appeared for Cardiff.
The United States included the Llanelli forwards Luke Gross and Dave Hodges, with the latter skippering the side.
The Welsh presence was added to by touchjudge Nigel Whitehouse, who backed up referee Alan Lewis of Ireland.
The countries meet again in Chicago on July 13.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.