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📰 HEADLINES

MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY

NOLA Gold: NOLA Gold Adds Nick Feakes (DJCoilRugby)

  • Takeaway: NOLA Gold announced the return of utility back Nick "The Mongoose" Feakes for the reminder of the 2024 MLR season.

COLLEGE RUGBY

Notre Dame College: Walsh University to Adopt Notre Dame College Rugby Programs (Goff Rugby Report)

  • Takeaway: Back in February, Alex Goff broke the news that Notre Dame College would shut down at the end of the spring season, which meant the end of the men's and women's rugby teams.
  • Silver Lining: NDC Director of Rugby Jason Fox orchestrated a deal for the men's and women's teams to transfer to nearby Walsh University and resume playing rugby.

WORLD RUGBY

Women's Rankings: Italy Climb World Rugby Rankings Powered by Capgemini (World Rugby)

  • Takeaway: Italy moved up one spot to #6 after their win over #10 Ireland. Scotland dropped one spot to #7 after their loss to #3 France in the second round of the Women's Six Nations.
  • USA Women: Remained in 9th place after their win over #12 South Africa.

🏉 QUICK HITS

Sevens: Sevens Days in Hong Kong (World Rugby)

Wallabies: Wallabies Hire Former All Blacks Scrum Guru Mike Cron as Assistant Coach (The Guardian)

Poll Question

MLR Pick'Em Time: San Diego vs. Utah

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Yesterday's Poll Answer

MLR Pick'Em Time: DC vs. Houston?

72% of respondents voted for Houston over DC.