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 Eastern Conference – Round 13

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1521175775096889344 In Control 1. New England Free Jacks Next Four: v. DC, v. ATL, @ TOR, v. NOLA 2. Rugby ATL Next Four: @ UTAH, @ NE, @ NY, v. TOR 3. Rugby New York Next Four: @ TOR, v. SEA, v. ATL, @ DC In The Hunt 4. Toronto Arrows Next Four: v. NY, … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern 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

Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 13

A 5-1 week pushes us up to 48-21 on the year. Its a five game slate this weekend as we enter the back third of the season. Quick picks this week. Eventual winners are in bold below. Bye(s): Houston SaberCats, Old Glory DC, Toronto Arrows Rugby ATL v. LA Giltinis New England Free Jacks v. … Continue reading Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 13

Power Rankings: MLR Round 12

1. New England Free Jacks (1) Sometimes the result is a statement regardless of the style. 2. Austin Gilgronis (2) Keep rolling against Seattle and LA and they'll have one hand on the top seed in the West. 3. Rugby ATL (3) Traveling to California and beating the Legion reiterates that its a four team … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 12

State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – Round 12

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1518630698663522308 In Control 1. New England Free Jacks Next Four: v. UTAH, v. DC, v. ATL, @ TOR 2. Rugby ATL Next Four: v. LA, @ UTAH, @ NE, @ NY 3. Rugby New York Next Four: v. NOLA, @ TOR, v. SEA, v. ATL In The Hunt 4. Toronto Arrows Next Four: BYE, v. … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – Round 12

3 Things: MLR Round 12 (and RAN 7s)

Contender List Runs Four Deep An expanded MLR playoff means that two more teams will have a chance at postseason glory. That may not matter. In the West, Austin and LA look well ahead of the pack. In the East, New England and Atlanta have a shot at the Shield. Everyone else is vying for … Continue reading 3 Things: MLR Round 12 (and RAN 7s)