Rugby World Cup

In Today's Edition

📰 HEADLINES

MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY

Honors: First XV Week 4 (Major League Rugby)

  • Takeaway: As James Deeley pointed out, the First XV for Week 4 includes nine first-time selections.
  • Player of the Week: Miami Sharks flyhalf Felipe Etcheverry earned Player of the Week honors for his efforts in the Sharks' first win in MLR history.
  • Team of the Week: The Houston SaberCats earned Team of the Week honors as they remain the only unbeaten team in MLR.

WORLD RUGBY

Match Officials: Mathieu Raynal Calls Time on Refereeing Career (World Rugby)

  • Takeaway: Match official Mathieu Raynal, who will become the 13th World Rugby referee to officiate 50 test matches when it happens this summer, announced he will retire after the July international test window.

📊 MLR POWER RANKINGS

The Rankings: Houston claims the top spot with their big win over the previous #1. NOLA Gold moves into the top four, and RFCLA moves out of the bottom three for the first time this season.

  1. Houston SaberCats (+2)
  2. Seattle Seawolves (-1)
  3. New England Free Jacks (-1)
  4. NOLA Gold (+1)
  5. San Diego Legion (+1)
  6. Old Glory DC (-2)
  7. Dallas Jackals
  8. Chicago Hounds
  9. RFCLA (+1)
  10. Utah Warriors (-1)
  11. Miami Sharks
  12. Anthem RC

🏉 QUICK HITS

Argentina: Argentina to Build National High Performance Rugby Center (Americas Rugby News)

High School Rugby: Jesuit Sacramento Looks Toward Saint Tournament in Japan (Goff Rugby Report)

RFU: RFU Backs TMO after TV Commentary 'Distracted' Him during Farrell Decision (The Guardian)

Women's Six Nations: England's Sarah Beckett Given Three-Week Suspension (BBC Sport)

Poll Question

MLR Pick'Em Time: San Diego vs. Utah

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Utah

Yesterday's Poll Answer

MLR Pick'Em Time: DC vs. Houston?

72% of respondents voted for Houston over DC.