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📰 HEADLINES

MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY

New Player Signing: Toni Pulu Joins Seattle Seawolves (Seattle Seawolves)

  • Takeaway: The Seattle Seawolves signed Super Rugby winger Toni Pulu for the 2024 MLR season. Pulu was born in California but moved to New Zealand at a young age.

RUGBY WORLD CUP

Injury Concern: South Africa Sweating Over Fitness of Eben Etzebeth before Ireland Clash (The Guardian)

  • Takeaway: The defending champions may be without lock Eben Etzebeth for South Africa's match against Ireland on September 23rd. Etzebeth suffered an injury to his shoulder in the first half of the Springboks' win over Scotland.

WORLD RUGBY

Men's Rankings: Changes to the Top 10 in World Rugby Men's Rankings Powered by Capgemini (World Rugby)

  • Moved Up: England (#6), Australia (#7), and Wales (#8) moved up two spots. Samoa (#12) and Italy (#13) moved up one spot.
  • Moved Down: Argentina dropped four spots (#10), Fiji (#9) and Georgia (#13) dropped two spots.
  • USA: The Men's Eagles remain in 18th place.

🏆 2023 RWC

DAILY ROUNDUP

Round 1 Review: Wales Breathe Sign of Relief after Dramatic Finale (World Rugby)

Chile: Chile Loud on World Cup Debut (Americas Rugby News)

England: Billy Vunipola Set to Return for England in World Cup Game Against Japan (The Guardian)

France: How France Fell in Love with Rugby Again (RugbyPass)

Wales: Dan Biggar Admits Wales Took Inspiration from England in Victory over Fiji (The Guardian)

🏉 COLLEGE RUGBY

MEN'S HEADLINES

Liberty Conference: Liberty D1 Pecking Order Already Coming Together (Goff Rugby Report)

Upon Further Review: What We Saw at Babson vs AIC (Goff Rugby Report)

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.