17,214 people went to Houston last Saturday and broke an attendance record. Now, it might sound like a rather measly sum of individuals, but it was a very important record that showed that a certain sport was beginning to make inlays in the US.
The sport in question is Rugby and there is now enough evidence to suggest that it's becoming more and more popular amongst Americans.
Against Italy, the US succumbed to a 30-10 defeat but they showed that they could genuinely compete against a far superior team in the first half, only to have two players sent off and lose their focus in the second.
However over the next few years there are ample opportunities for Americans to see their team grow and the countries governing body for the sport, USA Rugby, will be praying that more more fans get into the game.