190k Samoans vs 311m in USA

This could be a very close encounter: World Rank 12 meets 15.

Samoa has the second smallest population in RWC 2015.

The USA has the largest at 311.7m.

Samoa has the second highest ratio of Affiliated Players / Total Population in RWC 2015.

Samoa USA
GDP per Capita (USD 2005) 2752,12 44324,94
Population (mms) 0,19 311,72
Arable land % 2,83 16,83
Registered players 20845 110385
World Ranking 12 15
 Affiliated players / total population % 11,12% 0,04%
Sources: World Bank, World Rugby, own calculations

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