A surprising 4-1 week pushes us to 15-8 on the year. Regression is inevitable, but we’ll keep throwing the dice.
Bye: Toronto Arrows
Seattle Seawolves v. NOLA Gold
Seattle took a hit against Austin at home. They won’t be interested in making it two in a row. NOLA had a week to regather and figure things out. It won’t be enough this week.
Utah Warriors v. Dallas Jackals
The loser of this one likely falls out of any potential playoff push. Dallas took a big step back against New York, while Utah had a week off. A team that can’t finish versus a team that tends to show up late. I’ll take the later.
Rugby ATL v. Houston SaberCats
Houston started last year 2-2 before losing out. They won’t slide all the way to 2-14, but they will at least fall to 2-3 against Atlanta on the road.
Austin Gilgronis v. LA Giltinis
A prime time, heavy weight fight that will be missing a few headliners. How will Austin’s pack line up? If Sam Harris rolls out the top lineup, the home team should prevail.
Rugby New York v. New England Free Jacks
Austin/LA gets the headlines, but a game on a high school field in New Jersey is equally compelling. With both sides in strong playoff positions, this one could be a big on for the final standings. New York is at home, but its a bit hard to believe it will be a massive advantage. Both sides are exteremly strong, but I like the Rooster pack ever so slightly more.
Winner: New York
San Diego Legion v. Old Glory DC
A grizzled, veteran Legion team hosts a young, inexperienced Old Glory team that can’t find its footing. Barring cramps or a bum knee, this one should be quick. If we didn’t have to look at the SportsDeck, I’d also call it painless.
Winner: San Diego