Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 10

A 5-1 Round 9 has us at 33-19 for the first half. Will we match it for the second half? Another week of quick picks. Winners are in bold below. Bye: Utah Warriors Toronto Arrows v. Old Glory DC New England Free Jacks v. Seattle Seawolves Houston SaberCats v. Dallas Jackals NOLA Gold v. Rugby … Continue reading Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 10

What’s Going on in Utah?

After a playoff appearance in 2021, the Utah Warriors have struggled in 2022. That didn't make this week's firing of head coach Shawn Pittman less surprising. As we've previously noted, Utah's firing of Pittman was abrupt. The team was struggling to the tune of a 2-6 record. However, Pittman earned Coach of the Year honors … Continue reading What’s Going on in Utah?

Power Rankings: MLR Round 9

1. New England Free Jacks (1) NOLA is better than their record, but the Free Jacks will have to remember their role has moved from 'hunter' to 'hunted'. 2. Rugby ATL (2) A narrow win over Toronto in Canada is a better result than standings would indicate. 3. Austin Gilgronis (3) If Austin can play … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 9

State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 9

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1511016993977212932 In Control 1. Austin Gilgronis Next Four: @ SD, @ DAL, @ NOLA, v. SEA 2. San Diego Legion Next Four: v. AUS, @ SEA, v. ATL, @ DAL 3. LA Giltinis Next Four: v. NY, v. HOU, BYE, @ ATL In The Hunt 4. Seattle Seawolves Next Four: @ NE, v. SD, @ … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 9

Shawn Pittman Sacked By Utah

Whoever wins the 2022 Coach of the Year award should immediately get their resume reviewed. 2021 MLR Coach of the Year Award winner has been relieved of his duties with the Utah Warriors. This follows 2020 winner Rob Hoadley being fired by San Diego during rugby's longest off season. https://twitter.com/utwarriorsrugby/status/1511049075889631234 After taking over just prior … Continue reading Shawn Pittman Sacked By Utah

3 Things – MLR Round 9

Each week brings too many story lines to cover in depth. 3 Things is our weekly feature to rectify that, taking a shallow dive into three story lines that deserve more coverage. The Giltinis Have Officially Stirred Can a 42 year old player be considered a revelation? On paper, LA came in ready to defend … Continue reading 3 Things – MLR Round 9

Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 9

A rough 2-3 week last round knocked up back to 28-18. However, just like an injured player in the Six Nations with obvious concussion symptoms, we’re right back to the grind this week. I’m on the road, so match ups are listed below with picks bolder. Bye: Seattle Seawolves Utah Warriors v. San Diego Legion … Continue reading Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 9

Power Rankings: MLR Round 8

1. New England Free Jacks (1) Its Beaudein Waaka's league and we're all just lucky enough to watch it. 2. Rugby ATL (2) Losing at home and keeping the two spot reflects the quality of the Free Jacks and how shaky the teams below them are starting to look. 3. Austin Gilgronis (4) BYE BYE … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 8

State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 8

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1508458341420482560 In Control 1. Austin Gilgronis Next Four: v. HOU, @ SD, @ DAL, @ NOLA 2. San Diego Legion Next Four: @ UTAH, v. AUS, @ SEA, v. ATL 3. Houston SaberCats Next Four: @ AUS, v. DAL, @ LA, v. TOR In The Hunt 4. LA Giltinis Next Four: v. DAL, v. NY, … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 8