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MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY

Week 5 Takeaways:

  • Bye Week: LA, NE, NOLA, and Utah.
  • Anthem: Americans Junior Gafa and David Still scored tries as Anthem earned their second table point of the season.
  • Chicago: MLR rookie Noah Brown scored two tries and USA international Ben Landry made his first appearance of the season for the Hounds.
  • Dallas: Fullback Vaughen Issacs gained over 100 meters and scored a try for the Jackals.
  • DC: Loosehead prop Jack Iscaro reached 50 club appearances and hooker Facundo Gattas scored two tries.
  • Houston: Flanker Emmanuel Albert scored two tries for the SaberCats.
  • Miami: Flyhalf Felipe Etcheverry scored 16 points, including a try, but missed five kicks (four penalties and a conversion).
  • San Diego: USA international wing Ryan James gained over 100 meters and center Ethan Grayson gained 80 meters and scored a try.
  • Seattle: Trailing by 26 points, the Seawolves ripped off 34 straight points, including a try from wing Jade Stighling, to earn the come-from-behind victory.

USA RUGBY

Women's Eagles: USA Women's Eagles Power Through to 38-12 Win over South Africa (USA Rugby)

  • Takeaway: The USA Women's Eagles opened 2024 with a dominant win over the Springboks Women. Player of the Match Georgie Perris-Redding scored a hat trick.
  • Milestones: Prop Charli Jacoby and center Gabby Cantorna both earned their 25th caps, while Cassidy Bargell and Amanda Berta made their debuts.
  • Next Up: Canada in LA on April 28th for the opener of the Pacific Four Series.

COLLEGE RUGBY

D1 Elite: It's Life vs. Lindenwood Once More in D1 Elite (Goff Rugby Report)

  • Takeaway: Life will meet Lindenwood for the D1 Elite Final in Houston May 4-5 after Life beat Central Washington 28-3 and Lindenwood beat BYU 75-12 in the semifinals.

WOMEN'S SIX NATIONS

Week 2 Recap: England Run in Eight Tries to Demolish Wales in Women's Six Nations (The Guardian)

  • Takeaway: England, who have won 25 straight Six Nations matches, and France are atop the standings after two rounds.
  • Italy: Vecchini Scores Two Tries as Italy Holds Off Ireland for Women's Six Nations Win (The Guardian)

✅ MLR WEEK 5 RECAP

WEEK 5 RESULTS

🏉 Dallas 27 - 30 Houston

💯 Scorigami

📰 Match Recap (Americas Rugby News)

🎥 Match Highlights (TRN)

✅ Rugby Morning Pick: Houston by 12

🎱 Pools: 97% of players picked Houston

🏉 Anthem 32 - 46 DC

💯 Scorigami

📰 Match Recap (Americas Rugby News)

🎥 Match Highlights (TRN)

✅ Rugby Morning Pick: DC by 35

🎱 Pools: 94% of players picked DC

🏉 Chicago 26 - 34 Seattle

📰 Match Recap (Americas Rugby News)

🎥 Match Highlights (TRN)

✅ Rugby Morning Pick: Seattle by 8

🎱 Pools: 95% of players picked Seattle

🏉 Miami 21 - 22 San Diego

📰 Match Recap (Americas Rugby News)

🎥 Match Highlights (TRN)

✅ Rugby Morning Pick: SD by 5

🎱 Pools: 95% of players picked SD

Week 5 Picks:   4 ✅   0 ❌
Season Total:  23 ✅  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.