OK, It was Union vs The NZ Maori's but it's still a very impressive turn out for a Rugby game in the USA where the sport is not even on most peoples radar.
The average American sports fan who has heard of Rugby does not really know the difference anyhow until you explain the split and the 2 differing codes, when you do and they watch a few games the NFL types really like League as its a closer fit to the NFL game.
Add the 2 USA League governing bodies merging & the Tomahawks RLWC success and things are beginning to take shape Stateside for both codes, from little acorns.......
From what i can gather Rugby Union is popular in many colleges and even college grid-iron teams play it recreation ally as a good way to stay battle ready for football and better their fitness & now RL is also beginning to be noticed and enjoyed, if there ever was a perfect choice of a nation to take to Rugby its America.
Imagine both USA & Canada joining up with the big Rugby nations as big hitters, what a shot in the arm that would be.