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COLLEGE RUGBY

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NCR: National Collegiate Rugby Names 2023-2024 Scholastic All-Americans (NCR Rugby)

  • Takeaway:Β The National Collegiate RugbyΒ Scholastic All-American listΒ recognized 402 women and 657Β men who maintained a "3.5 GPA or higher for the academic year...and rostered for 50% of the Fall 15s A-side matches or rostered for 50% of the A-side Spring 7s tournaments."

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MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY

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Honors: First XV Week 17 (Major League Rugby)

  • Takeaway: Old Glory DC flanker Cory Daniel was selected to the MLR First XV for the seventh time this season, tops in the league.
  • Player of the Week: Utah Warriors wing Michael Manson earned Player of the Week honors after scoring four tries against the Dallas Jackals.
  • Team of the Week: NOLA Gold earned Team of the Week honors for beating the New England Free Jacks at home.

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PREMIERSHIP WOMEN'S RUGBY

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Women's Eagles: Gloucester-Hartpury Stars Dominate Formidable XV in 2023/24 Team of the Season (The PWR)

  • Takeaway: Loosehead prop Hope Rogers was the only American named to the PWR 2023/24 Team of the Season.

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RUGBY CANADA

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Summer Series: Thirty-Four Players Named to Canada's Men's Rugby Team for Ottawa Summer Fixtures Against Scotland and Romania (Rugby Canada)

  • Takeaway: Head Coach Kingsley Jones named 34 players, including 18 who represent MLR clubs, to the squad that will host Scotland and Romania next month.

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πŸ“Š MLR POWER RANKINGS

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The Rankings: It's the final week of the regular season, and Anthem RC could make a big jump with a win over the New England Free Jacks.

  1. Houston SaberCats
  2. Seattle Seawolves
  3. NOLA Gold (+1)
  4. New England Free Jacks (-1)
  5. San Diego Legion
  6. Dallas Jackals (+1)
  7. Old Glory DC (-1)
  8. Chicago Hounds
  9. Miami Sharks
  10. Utah Warriors
  11. RFCLA
  12. Anthem RC

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πŸ‰ QUICK HITS

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Commentary: New Zealand Face a Discernible Sense of Nervousness Before England Visit (The Guardian)

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‍Men's U20 Championship: World Rugby U20 Championship - The Story So Far (World Rugby)

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‍Springboks: South Africa Recall Siya Kolisi for Tests with Ireland (BBC Sport)

Poll Question

Women's U20 Pick'Em Time: USA vs. Canada?

USA
Canada

Yesterday's Poll Answer

Men's Internationals Pick'Em Time: Samoa vs. Spain?

82% of respondents voted for Samoa over Spain.