Thursday May 3, 2018

Top 10 tries from round two MLR action

Top 10 tries from round two MLR action
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Major League Rugby’s inaugural season is under way in the United States. As we head into what remains of round 3, here is a look at the 10 best tries from last weekend. 

On the surface at least, it appears Major League Rugby has learned some important lessons from the mistakes of former leagues, such as PRO Rugby. It helps to have solid marketing, investment capital, and the ability to pay players.

It also doesn’t hurt to have a few major sporting networks in your corner.

Familiar faces are also key in helping to grow the league. Proving retirement is for other players, fan favourite Todd Clever is currently lacing up his boots with Austin Elite Rugby. Former Springbok Pedrie Wannenburg also plays with Austin Elite.

Fijian legend and Olympic Gold medal winner in 7s Osea Kolinisau is with Houston Sabercats, and actually scored the first try of the competition. 

As we have already shared, the US is hungry for quality rugby and the sport is growing in leaps and bounds. Hopefully, this league is the answer. 

After two rounds, Glendale Raptors currently sit atop the table with 9 points and a 2-0 record, followed by Austin Elite Rugby with 7, and the Seattle Sea Wolves with 6.

Here is a look at the ten best tries from round 2. 

Credit: USMLR

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  •  broadwayjoefyvm
    broadwayjoefyvm

    I think the best we can hope for out of MLR (aside from a name change - "League" is a different sport, FFS!) is for it to last for a season or two and maybe find solid enough footing to endure for the long term. I have no faith in USA Rugby to do anything right for the game itself, but maybe MLR can overcome that utter incompetence and survive with minimal interference from USAR. The only fault I can find with the league from what I've seen on the field is that Seattle needs to put some effort into erasing the soccer lines from their pitch at Starfire, and put down their own lines that are more visible to TV audiences. Also, I have several friends from local club sides that have been to matches there, and they've all said that the match atmosphere was pretty electric, something the TV announce teams have admitted that they just can't capture very well.

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  • well that was well advertised. I didn't even know it had started.

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