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Week 4 Takeaways:

  • Undefeated: The Houston SaberCats are the only unbeaten team remaining after their 42-40 win on the road against the Seattle Seawolves.
  • Anthem: Wing Josh Shetler scored a try for Anthem.
  • Chicago: Despite the loss, the Hounds hold onto third place in the Eastern Conference.
  • Dallas: Lock Sam Golla scored his second try of the season, thought
  • DC: Flanker Cory Daniel and lock Collin Grosse recorded 24 and 22 tackles, respectively.
  • Houston: Flyhalf AJ Alatimu scored 15 points in his return to Seattle as the SaberCats earned their first win over the Seawolves at Starfire Stadium.
  • Los Angeles: Wing Andrew Coe scored two tries in RFCLA's first win in MLR history.
  • Miami: No.8 Manuel Ardao scored two tries in Miami's first win in MLR history.
  • New England: 2023 MLR MVP Jayson Potroz scored two tries as the Free Jacks held off the Hounds.
  • New Orleans: Wing Taniela Filimone scored two tries and wing Ed Fidow scored a try in his first action of the 2024 MLR season.
  • San Diego: With the bonus-point win, the Legion moved into sole possession of second place in the Western Conference. Also, confirmed the signing of USA international flanker Paddy Ryan.
  • Seattle: Wing Jade Stighling and hooker Joe Taufete'e each scored two tries in the game against Houston.
  • Utah: Brothers Isaiah Kruse and Mike Kruse played together for the first time in a regular season match. Wing Joe Mano scored a try in his return to action from a pre-season injury.

SUPER RUGBY AMERICAS

American Raptors: Raptors Shock Yacare in Slobberknocker in Denver (Americas Rugby News)

  • Takeaway: The American Raptors beat Yacare 35-33 and extended their win streak to two games. Flanker Tommy Clark scored in the 75th minute and the Raptors held onto the lead.

COLLEGE RUGBY

D1A: Cal Drops Contest Against Saint Mary's (Cal Bears)

  • Takeaway: Saint Mary's remained undefeated on the season with a 38-31 win over Cal, which had just knocked off #1 Navy last weekend.

WOMEN'S SIX NATIONS

Week 1 Recap: Lleucu George's Late Kick Heartache for Wales Hands Scotland Six Nations Win (The Guardian)

  • Takeaway: Scotland won its seventh consecutive game and its first win over Wales on the road since 2004.
  • Ireland: Ireland Coach Scott Bemand 'Proud of Effort' in France Loss (BBC Sport)
  • Red Roses: England Rout Italy Despite Early Red in Lackluster Women's Six Nations Display (The Guardian)

✅ MLR WEEK 4 RECAP

WEEK 4 RESULTS

🏉 Seattle 40 - 42 Houston

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🎥 Match Highlights (TRN)

❌ Rugby Morning Pick: Seattle by 3

🎱 Pools: 9% of players picked Houston

🏉 DC 11 - 27 San Diego

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🎥 Match Highlights (TRN)

❌ Rugby Morning Pick: DC by 3

🎱 Pools: 79% of players picked SD

🏉 Miami 50 - 21 Anthem

🎥 Match Highlights (TRN)

✅ Rugby Morning Pick: Miami by 15

🎱 Pools: 92% of players picked Houston

🏉 Dallas 22 - 35 New Orleans

🎥 Match Highlights (TRN)

✅ Rugby Morning Pick: NOLA by 5

🎱 Pools: 43% of players picked NOLA

🏉 Chicago 17 - 22 New England

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🎥 Match Highlights (TRN)

✅ Rugby Morning Pick: NE by 7

🎱 Pools: 82% of players picked NE

🏉 Los Angeles 36 - 32 Utah

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🎥 Match Highlights (TRN)

✅ Rugby Morning Pick: LA by 3

🎱 Pools: 17% of players picked LA

Week 4 Picks:   4 ✅   2 ❌
Season Total:  19 ✅   5 ❌

Poll Question

MLR Pick'Em Time: San Diego vs. Utah

SD
Utah

Yesterday's Poll Answer

MLR Pick'Em Time: DC vs. Houston?

72% of respondents voted for Houston over DC.