Austin Disqualified from MLR Championship Series

The Austin Elite never made the playoffs. Neither did the Austin Herd. It appears the Gilgronis addition of the franchise will end with a similar fate. In a stunning twist, Austin has been disqualified from the 2022 MLR Championship Series. The league has neglected to provide any information past claiming a 'violation of league rules'. … Continue reading Austin Disqualified from MLR Championship Series

State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 17

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1531296121951137792 In The Playoffs 1. (xy)LA Giltinis Remaining Schedule: v. SEA 2. (xy)Austin Gilgronis Remaining Schedule: @ HOU 3. (x)Houston SaberCats Remaining Schedule: v. AUS Eliminated 4. San Diego Legion Remaining Schedule: BYE 5. Seattle Seawolves Remaining Schedule: @ LA 6. Utah Warriors Remaining Schedule: @ DAL 7. Dallas Jackals Remaining Schedule: v. UTAH Key … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 17

State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – Round 17

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1531296817064816641 In The Playoffs 1. (xyz*)New England Free Jacks Remaining Schedule: v. NY 2. (x)Rugby ATL Remaining Schedule: v. NOLA 3.(x)Rugby New York Remaining Schedule: @ NE Eliminated 4. Toronto Arrows Remaining Schedule: v. DC 5. NOLA Gold Remaining Schedule: @ ATL 6. Old Glory DC Remaining Schedule: @ TOR Key x -> Clinched Playoff … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – Round 17

MLR Should Change Its Draft Order Allocation Method

Entering Round 17 of Major League Rugby's 2022 season, there are three clear groups of teams: Teams in Playoff PositionAustin, LA, and New England have clinched playoff spotsAtlanta, New York, and Houston have strong leads over the teams chasing themTeams Still Mathematically in Playoff ContentionSan Diego, Seattle, and Toronto all have slim chances of making … Continue reading MLR Should Change Its Draft Order Allocation Method

Someone Should Break the Bank for Christian Wade

Its rare for an elite rugby talent to be available in the USA. Both the MLR and USA Rugby should be aggressive in keeping him around. England capped wing Christian Wade is exploring his next move. Wade spent the last three years with the NFL's Buffalo Bills as he attempted to flip codes. After being … Continue reading Someone Should Break the Bank for Christian Wade

Change Seems Inevitable in San Diego

The San Diego Legion were once a franchise in consistent contention. Now, even the simple of consistency seems foreign. After making the playoffs the first two years of their existence, including a Final appearance in Year Two, the franchise seems a bit adrift. Baring the miraculous, they'll miss the playoffs for the second straight year. … Continue reading Change Seems Inevitable in San Diego

State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 16

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1528753211884158976 In The Playoffs 1. (x)LA Giltinis Remaining Schedule: @ UTAH, v. SEA 2. (x)Austin Gilgronis Remaining Schedule: v. SD, @ HOU In Control 3. Houston SaberCats Remaining Schedule: @ SEA, v. AUS Fading Fast 4. San Diego Legion Remaining Schedule: @ AUS, BYE 5. Seattle Seawolves Remaining Schedule: v. HOU, @ LA Eliminated 6. … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 16

State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – Round 16

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1528753964140879872 In The Playoffs 1. (x)New England Free Jacks Remaining Schedule: v. NOLA, v. NY In Control 2. Rugby ATL Remaining Schedule: v. TOR, v. NOLA 3. Rugby New York Remaining Schedule: @ DC, @ NE Fading Fast 4. Toronto Arrows Remaining Schedule: @ ATL, v. DC Eliminated 5. NOLA Gold Remaining Schedule: @ NE, … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – Round 16

3 Things: MLR Round 16

Free Jacks Get Key Loss No team will say they want a loss. That won't stop Scott Mathie from breathing a bit easier. The New England coach must've been feeling significant pressure building as his side went on a historic winning streak. While its great to see New England fans take in a team that's … Continue reading 3 Things: MLR Round 16

Giltinis HC Hoiles Suspended

Who says the MLR can't surprise you? The league has announced that Giltinis head coach Stephen Hoiles is suspended for their Round 16 match against the Jackals in Dallas. Announced via the league's disciplinary wire, the infraction was listed as a 'Team Disciplinary Report,' indicating that the suspension originates from the team instead of the … Continue reading Giltinis HC Hoiles Suspended