Power Rankings: MLR Round 13

We have our first two teams mathematically eliminated, eight teams fighting for playoff spots, and two more stuck in limbo. The races are reaching white hot levels. 1. Rugby United New York (Last Week: 2) Hollinshead remains out. Ellis went down early. RUNY doesn't care. The path through the East goes through the Big Apple … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 13

3 Things: MLR Round 13

With the season headed into the homestretch, let’s take a look at the top three storylines from Round 13. Major League Rugby Needs to Review Head Injury Replacements The end of San Diego/Utah was marred in controversy. Legion scrumhalf Ethan McVeigh took a nasty fall that knocked him out immediately. There was zero question that … Continue reading 3 Things: MLR Round 13

Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 13

A 4-1 week pushes us to 29-27 on the year. I think it’s the first time we’ve been over .500 all year. I’ll take it. DC v. NOLA The first of four games where only one team remains in the hunt. Old Glory is probably out of this race, but they may be playing the … Continue reading Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 13

State of the Race: Western Conference

The top seed remains firmly in LA's control, and they're pushing for home field advantage throughout the playoffs more than a spot in the field. Utah is in the lead for the second seed, but Austin and San Diego remain in the push. Houston and Seattle are still technically alive, but both could be eliminated … Continue reading State of the Race: Western Conference

State of the Race: Eastern Conference

Atlanta and New York are now in control of the playoff picture. New England is waiting if one of them stumbles, and NOLA is in the picture. Old Glory and Toronto are alive, but they could be gone within a couple weeks. Magic Numbers In Control Rugby ATL Remaining Schedule: @RUNY, vHOU, vDC, @UTAH, @NE … Continue reading State of the Race: Eastern Conference

Power Rankings: MLR Round 12

The only movement is in the middle of our Power Rankings. Who's in the race and who's realistically out is becoming clear. 1. Rugby ATL (Last Week: 1) They're watching the race for the 1st overall seed as much as the playoff race in the East. 2. Rugby United New York (LW: 2) With the … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 12

3 Things: MLR Round 12

ATL Takes Control of the East An 8-7 finish can be a thriller. NOLA entered the weekend in control of their playoff destiny, but this was their final home game. A win was necessary. Atlanta couldn't care less. The boys from Georgia have shifted from 'playoff contender' to 'title contender'. They could have a playoff … Continue reading 3 Things: MLR Round 12

Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 12

Our picks have bumped up to a 25-26 record. So, almost average. That's league parity and not predictor inadequacy. That's my official take. Byes: RUNY, Los Angeles Houston v Austin Look at the table, and this looks like an obvious call. Austin is in a playoff race, while Houston is fighting off elimination. So, why … Continue reading Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 12

State of the Race: Western Conference

The Legion are accelerating, the Gilgronis are decelerating, and Utah is on an up swing. Houston and Seattle could both be eliminated by the end of Round 13. LA might've found a bump in the road, but their path to the top seed is still clear. Magic Numbers In Control LA Giltinis Remaining Schedule: vHOU, … Continue reading State of the Race: Western Conference

State of the Race: Eastern Conference

Major League Rugby's Eastern Conference is finally seeing some separation. With Toronto at least two weeks out of playoff position and destined to play with a purged roster during the July test window, the Arrows are nearly out of this race. ATL has a one point lead over the field after their win over LA. … Continue reading State of the Race: Eastern Conference