Power Rankings: MLR Round 15

1. New England Free Jacks (Last Week: 1) Their run in schedule is brutal: after playing ATL on Friday May 13th, they'll travel to Toronto for a Thursday game on May 19th, sit around for a week and a half, host NOLA, then finish with New York coming to town five days later. If they … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 15

Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 15

A 4-2 week pushes us up to 57-24 on the year. With multiple playoff spots on the line, we've entered the back of the season. Quick picks are in bold. Bye(s): Austin Gilgronis New England Free Jacks v. Rugby ATL Toronto Arrows v. Dallas Jackals Houston SaberCats v. Utah Warriors NOLA Gold v. Old Glory … Continue reading Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 15

3 Things: MLR Round 14

The Eastern Playoff Berths are Basically Sealed Dear Arrows, thank you for playing. While the Free Jacks are the first team to lock in a playoff spot, Toronto's loss against New York was even more consequential. With just four games to go and an eleven point gap between third and fourth place, the Eastern field … Continue reading 3 Things: MLR Round 14

Today’s Results Are Unlikely to Alter the Trade Market

The MLR Trade and Signing Deadline is just a day away. Today’s action is unlikely to dramatically impact any moves. Entering this weekend, teams seemed focused on shoring up the edges and complying with salary cap rules. Only the Jackals seemed focused on bringing in new players, and that’s driven by a need to fulfill … Continue reading Today’s Results Are Unlikely to Alter the Trade Market

Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 14

A 4-1 week pushes us up to 53-22 on the year. Its a full six game slate as we enter the final round before the Trade and Signing Deadline. Bye(s): NOLA Gold New England Free Jacks v. Old Glory DC New England keeps pushing the winning streak. A bye week to further develop Nate Osborne's … Continue reading Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 14

Will Major League Rugby Enforce the Signing Deadline?

Major League Rugby's first Signing Deadline is less than a week out. Whether it will matter is yet to be seen. The point of the deadline is twofold: Prevents late signings/acquisitions that could significantly upgrade a teamPrevents a team from signing non-league players to fulfill fixtures that have little consequence However, if a team runs … Continue reading Will Major League Rugby Enforce the Signing Deadline?

Power Rankings: MLR Round 13

1. New England Free Jacks (1) 8 wins in a row. Their biggest rival could be complacency. ( Ex: NOLA @ LA 2021) 2. Austin Gilgronis (2) A wild playoff could be fun. An Austin-New England Final could be much more fun. 3. LA Giltinis (4) At this point, they could have a prop play … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 13

State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 13

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1521173694915047424 In Control 1. Austin Gilgronis Next Four: @ LA, BYE, @ UTAH, v. SD 2. LA Giltinis Next Four: v. AUS, @ SD, @ DAL, @ UTAH 3. Houston SaberCats Next Four: @ SD, v. UTAH, @ DC, @ SEA In The Hunt 4. San Diego Legion Next Four: v. HOU, v. LA, @ … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 13

3 Things: MLR Round 13

In LA, Everyone Plays 10 Luke Carty? Still hurt. Matt Giteau? Injured... or missing... no one seems to know. Orene AI'i? Suspended. Luke Burton? Somehow on the bench despite Super Rugby experience at flyhalf. Enter Harrison Goddard. Goddard is one of the top 9s in Major League Rugby and entered LA's game with a 9 … Continue reading 3 Things: MLR Round 13