Team USA

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β€πŸ“° HEADLINES

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MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY

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Honors: First XV Week 18 (Major League Rugby)

  • Takeaway: As MLR Stats Guru James Deeley pointed out, seven players were selected to the MLR First XV for the first time this season.
  • Player of the Week: San Diego Legion wing Filimoni Waqainabete earned Player of the Week honors after gaining over 200 meters and scoring a try against the Seattle Seawolves.
  • Team of the Week: Old Glory DC earned Team of the Week honors for beating NOLA Gold in Week 18.

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WORLD RUGBY U20 TROPHY

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Day 1 Recap: Records Tumble on the Opening Day of U20 Trophy (World Rugby)

  • πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Japan 105 - 20 Hong Kong πŸ‡­πŸ‡°
  • πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Ύ Uruguay 25 - 17 Kenya πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ
  • 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland 123 - 15 Samoa πŸ‡ΌπŸ‡Έ
  • πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands 33 - 44 USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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USA Recap: USA U20s Hold on After Big First Half (Goff Rugby Report)

  • Takeaway: The USA U20s held a 41 - 19 lead at the half and did just enough – led by four tries from wing Keelan Farrell – to beat Netherlands in the opening round of the U2o Trophy.
  • Next Up: Uruguay on Sunday, July 7.

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CANADA

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Terrible News: Sophie de Goede Tears ACL (Sophie de Goede Instagram)

  • Takeaway: Canada star Sophie de Goede announced on social media that she tore her ACL last week and will miss the Olympics and WXV 1 – Β which Vancouver will host in September – but aims to return for RWC 2025.

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πŸ‰ QUICK HITS

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Champions Cup: Holders Toulouse Draw Exeter, Leicester and Ulster (BBC Sport)

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‍England: England Bolster Starting XV as Dan Cole Benched for First Test in New Zealand (The Guardian)

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‍South Africa: Springboks Named 12 World Cup Winners to Face Ireland (BBC Sport)

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.