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

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

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

State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – Round 15

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1526229706298871810 In The Playoffs 1. (x)New England Free Jacks Remaining Schedule: @ TOR, v. NOLA, v. NY In Control 2. Rugby New York Remaining Schedule: v. ATL, @ DC, @ NE 3. Rugby ATL Remaining Schedule: @ NY, v. TOR, v. NOLA Fading Fast 4. Toronto Arrows Remaining Schedule: v. NE, @ ATL, v. DC … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – 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