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β€πŸ“° HEADLINES

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MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY

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Honors: First XV Week 10 (Major League Rugby)

  • Takeaway: As MLR Stats Guru James Deeley pointed out, 10 players earned their first selection of the season to the MLR First XV in Week 10.
  • Player of the Week: Houston SaberCats hooker Seth Smith earned Player of the Week honors for the first time in his MLR career.

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RUGBY SEVENS

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USA Women's Sevens: HSBC SVNS 2024 Championship Pools Announced (World Rugby)

  • Takeaway: The USA Women's Sevens squad will compete in Pool A with New Zealand, Canada, and Great Britain in the "winner-take-all" tournament at the Grand Finals in Madrid at the end of the month.

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WORLD RUGBY

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Match Officials: Emirates World Rugby Match Official Appointments for Men's July International Window and Pacific Nations Cup (World Rugby)

  • Takeaway: In addition to the USA and Canada assignment below, American officials Kat Roche and Luke Rogan will serve in assistant referee roles during the July internationals and Pacific Nations Cup.

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‍July Internationals:

  • πŸ“† July 5
  • πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ USA vs. Romania πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄
  • βš–οΈ Angus Mabey (New Zealand)
  • πŸ“† July 6
  • πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Canada vs. Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
  • βš–οΈ Adam Leal (England)
  • πŸ“† July 12
  • πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ USA vs. Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
  • βš–οΈ Jordan Way (Australia)
  • πŸ“† July 12
  • πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Canada vs. Romania πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄
  • βš–οΈ Hollie Davidson (Scotland)

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‍Pacific Nations Cup:

  • πŸ“† August 25
  • πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Canada vs. Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
  • βš–οΈ Eoghan Cross (Ireland)
  • πŸ“† August 31
  • πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ USA vs. Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
  • βš–οΈ Gianluca Gnecchi (Italy)
  • πŸ“† September 7
  • πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Japan vs. USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
  • βš–οΈ Hollie Davidson (Scotland)

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πŸ“Š MLR POWER RANKINGS

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The Rankings: The top two teams on current form reside in the Western Conference, while Chicago and New England trade places, for now, based on recent results and injury concerns.

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

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πŸ‰ QUICK HITS

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College Rugby: Final Week of D1A Rankings (Goff Rugby Report)

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‍KC Chiefs: Louis Rees-Zammit 'Picking Brain' of Mahomes at Chiefs Camp Β (BBC Sport)

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‍USA Men's Sevens: The Key Moments That Dropped the USA Men's Sevens Team to 9th Place (Goff Rugby Report)

Poll Question

MLR Pick'Em Time: Utah Warriors vs. NOLA Gold?

Utah
New Orleans

Yesterday's Poll Answer

MLR Pick'Em Time: New England Free Jacks vs. Dallas Jackals?

66% of respondents voted for New England over Dallas.