3 Things – Americas Rugby World Cup Qualification

Most weeks, we use ‘3 Things’ to highlight stories that deserve more attention but aren’t worthy of a full post. This week, the story’s probably each deserve multiple posts each. However, that’s not the editorial schedule, so here we are. Uruguay Dominates USA, Claims Americas 1 It was a day that felt inevitable. While the … Continue reading 3 Things – Americas Rugby World Cup Qualification

3 Things: 2021 RAN 1 Playoff Series: Second Leg

https://youtu.be/xREIWxRC0bs Gary Gold demanded a response from his side after they were handily defeated by Canada a week before. Boy, did the US meet that demand. Without further ado, the 3 Things that stood out. The Eagles have a Young Crop of Potential Stars For all the value that comes from experience, it was the … Continue reading 3 Things: 2021 RAN 1 Playoff Series: Second Leg

Power Rankings: MLR Round 14

Seven teams have realistic playoff paths. Even good teams are now being pushed aside. Can any team break into the current top 4? The odds are decreasing each week. 1. LA Giltinis (Last Week: 2) The LA/San Diego rivalry could become one of Major League Rugby's best. The Giltinis winning the inaugural match pushes them … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 14

Tanking Won’t Work In Major League Rugby… Yet

With three teams mathematically eliminated and two more likely to join them this weekend, would an American rugby team adopt the American pro sports approach and tank? For our international readers, tanking is a common tactic used by American sports teams that have no realistic chance at championship contention. The practice is centered around intentionally … Continue reading Tanking Won’t Work In Major League Rugby… Yet

State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference

LA and Utah are likely to take the Western playoff spots. Austin is still hunting, but the path is steep. The Legion are on the very edge of elimination, while Seattle and Houston are already out. LA could be the first to claim a playoff spot, while Austin dropping all points paired with Utah picking … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference

State of the Race: MLR Eastern Conference

Toronto is officially out. Old Glory likely joins them this week. With ATL likely to overcome DC at home, and RUNY likely to beat up on Toronto at Life University, the focus is on the mid-table clash at Union Point. The Free Jacks are undeafted a home. A loss makes a playoff appearance unrealistic. NOLA … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR Eastern Conference

3 Things: MLR Round 14

San Diego Has Run Out Of Runway Much of this season's hiccups have been forgivable for the Legion. The Vegas experiment that quickly fell apart. The list of injuries that looked like a strong starting 15 for an MLR side in and of itself. The fact they made their true home debut this past weekend. … Continue reading 3 Things: MLR Round 14

Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 14

A 3-2 week pushed us to 33-29 on the year. That's hardly a dominate record, but if we can finish the year over .500, I'll be satisfied. This year started badly.... Anyway, you know the deal. Picks below. Byes: New England, DC New York v. Utah Could this be a Final preview? Both teams are … Continue reading Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 14

State of the Race: Western Conference

In short, no one can clinch or be elimiated this week, but the results could set up a situation where everything in the West is known after the next round. This week will start and end with LA and Utah in playoff position. Austin needs to win in Seattle if they want to push the … Continue reading State of the Race: Western Conference

State of the Race: Eastern Conference

The playoff picture may start becoming clear this weekend. Toronto is up for elimination. Old Glory cannot be eliminated since they have a bye, but they're also too far out to have a realistic shot. Both RUNY and ATL could take big steps toward the postseason. The RATLers could clinch next as early as next … Continue reading State of the Race: Eastern Conference