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MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY

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Week 18 Takeaways:

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  • Anthem: Hooker Connor Robinson scored a try for the second straight week.
  • Chicago: The Hounds earned the third seed in the Eastern Conference, and will travel to New Orleans to face NOLA Gold in an Eastern Conference semifinal on Sunday, July 21st.
  • Dallas: The Dallas Jackals finished the regular season with a 6-10 record, and will face the Houston SaberCats on Saturday, July 20th.
  • DC: Old Glory finished the regular season with seven wins, seven losses and two draws, and will travel to Quincy, Massachusetts, to face the New England Free Jacks.
  • Houston: The SaberCats beat Dallas on a Davy Coetzer kick in the final moments of the game, and will host the Dallas Jackals in the playoffs on Saturday, July 20th.
  • Los Angeles: RFCLA finished their inaugural season with five wins, 10 losses and a draw.
  • Miami: The Sharks finished their inaugural season with six wins and 10 losses.
  • New England: The Free Jacks secured the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and will host Old Glory DC on Saturday, July 20th.
  • New Orleans: NOLA Gold finished the regular season with a 10-6 record and will host the Chicago Hounds on Sunday, July 21st. Β 
  • San Diego: The Legion won their 11th game of the season, and will travel to Washington to face the Seawolves in a Western Conference semifinal on Sunday, July 21st.
  • Seattle: The Seawolves won 11 games in the regular season and will host the San Diego Legion on Sunday, July 21st.
  • Utah: The Warriors broke their home attendance record with 10,900 fans cheering at America First Field on Friday.

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MEN'S INTERNATIONALS

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Weekend Results:

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  • πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Japan 10 - 36 Māori ABs πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ

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AROUND THE WORLD

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Brazil: Brazil Book Ticket to First Women's Rugby World Cup (World Rugby)

  • Takeaway: Brazil will make their first trip to the Rugby World Cup after beating Columbia 34-13 on Saturday.

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‍Wales: Wales Clinch 2025 World Cup Spot with Spain Rout (BBC Sport)

  • Takeaway: Wales scored eight tries, including a hat trick from Carys Cox, to beat Spain and secure a berth in WXV2 and qualification for Rugby World Cup 2025.

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Wallabies: Michael Hooper Exits 'Australian Rugby' after Failed Olympic 7s Bid (RugbyPass)

  • Takeaway: Flanker Michael Hooper, who earned 125 Test caps for the Wallabies, stepped away from international rugby after he was left off Australia's 7s Olympic team.

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βœ… MLR WEEK 18 RECAP

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WEEK 18 RESULTS

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πŸ‰ Utah 24 - 31 Los Angeles‍

‍πŸŽ₯ Match Highlights‍

β€βŒ Rugby Morning Pick: Utah by 5

β€πŸŽ± Pools: 37% of players picked LA

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πŸ‰ New England 40 - 7 Anthem

πŸ’― Scorigami‍

‍πŸŽ₯ Match Highlights‍

β€βœ… Rugby Morning Pick: NE by 18

β€πŸŽ± Pools: 99% of players picked NE

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πŸ‰ DC 27 - 24 New Orleans

‍πŸŽ₯ Match Highlights‍

β€βœ… Rugby Morning Pick: DC by 2

β€πŸŽ± Pools: 7% of players picked DC

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β€πŸ‰ Chicago 38 - 26 Miami

‍πŸŽ₯ Match Highlights‍

β€βœ… Rugby Morning Pick: Chicago by 4

β€πŸŽ± Pools: 74% of players picked Chicago

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β€πŸ‰ Houston 29 - 28 Dallas

‍πŸŽ₯ Match Highlights‍

β€βœ… Rugby Morning Pick: HOU by 8

β€πŸŽ± Pools: 99% of players picked HOU

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β€πŸ‰ San Diego 45 - 33 Seattle

πŸ’― Scorigami‍

‍πŸŽ₯ Match Highlights‍

β€βŒ Rugby Morning Pick: Seattle by 5

β€πŸŽ± Pools: 73% of players picked SD

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‍Week 18 Picks: Β  4 βœ… Β  Β  2 ❌
Season Total: Β  64 βœ… Β  32 ❌

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.