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MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY

Week 3 Takeaways:

  • Undefeated: Three weeks into the 2024 MLR season and only two team remain unbeaten: the Houston SaberCats and the Seattle Seawolves.
  • Anthem: Earned their first table point of the season (try bonus for scoring 4 or more tries) when they were awarded a penalty try in the 63rd minute.
  • Chicago: Flanker Conall Boomer scored two tries against DC.
  • Dallas: Ten players scored for the Jackals, including 2023 Collegiate draft pick Marques Fuala'au.
  • DC: Argentine wing Axel Muller scored two tries in his MLR debut.
  • Houston: Flyhalf AJ Alatimu added eight points from the tee in his first action of the 2024 MLR season.  
  • Los Angeles: Center James Stokes gained 150 meters and scored a try.
  • Miami: USA international Ben Bonasso scored a try in consecutive games.
  • New England: Scrumhalf John Poland was spotted on the sideline with his arm in a sling.
  • New Orleans: Center Jordan Jackson-Hope scored tries against New England.
  • San Diego: USA international Marcel Brache scored a try in consecutive games.
  • Seattle: Wing Jade Stighling gained over 150 meters and scored a try.
  • Utah: Hooker Phil Bradford and lock Frank Lochore scored tries for the Warriors.

SUPER RUGBY AMERICAS

American Raptors: Smiles in Colorado as Raptors Down Cobras For First Win of 2024 (Americas Rugby News)

  • Takeaway: The American Raptors opened a six-game home stretch with a bonus-point win over Os Cobras.

COLLEGE RUGBY

D1A: Cal Storms to Lead, Holds It Against Navy (Goff Rugby Report)

  • Takeaway: Cal went ahead 24-0 in the first half and held off No.1 Navy to hand the Midshipmen their first loss of the season, and their first loss since the D1A playoffs in 2022.

D1 Elite: Two Close Games Help D1 Elite Shine (Goff Rugby Report)

  • Takeaway: Central Washington beat BYU 22-20 and Life University beat Lindenwood 24-19.

✅ MLR WEEK 3 RECAP

WEEK 3 RESULTS

🏉 New England 27 - 21 NOLA

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📰 Match Recap (Americas Rugby News)

🎥 Match Highlights (TRN)

✅ Rugby Morning Pick: NE by 8

🎱 Pools: 46% of players picked NE

🏉 DC 22 - 22 Chicago

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🎥 Match Highlights (MLR)

❌ Rugby Morning Pick: DC by 10

🎱 Pools: 86% of players picked DC

🏉 Houston 30 - 19 Miami

🎥 Match Highlights (TRN)

✅ Rugby Morning Pick: Houston by 15

🎱 Pools: 98% of players picked Houston

🏉 Utah 13 - 23 Seattle

🎥 Match Highlights (TRN)

✅ Rugby Morning Pick: Seattle by 6

🎱 Pools: 85% of players picked Seattle

🏉 San Diego 19 - 18 Los Angeles

📰 Match Recap (RugbyFCLA)

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🎥 Match Highlights (TRN)

✅ Rugby Morning Pick: SD by 12

🎱 Pools: 96% of players picked SD

🏉 Anthem 28 - 68 Dallas

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🎥 Match Highlights (MLR)

✅ Rugby Morning Pick: Dallas by 9

🎱 Pools: 92% of players picked Houston

Week 3 Picks:   5 ✅   1 ❌
Season Total:  15 ✅  3 ❌

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.