MLR 2024 Week 8

MLR Week 8 Results: 22 Canada-Eligible Players in Rosters

Twenty two Canada-eligible players took part in Week 8 of MLR, 15 starting  and 7 in reserves. Four players have reached seven starts, Mason Flesch of Chicago, Dewald Kotze of Dallas, Mitch Richardson of Dallas and Josh Larsen of New England.

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MLR 2024 Week 7

MLR Week 7: Utah @ Dallas; New England @ Houston; New Orleans @ San Diego; Anthem @ Chicago; Seattle @ LA – List of Canadian Players in Action

Dewald Kotze and Mitch Richardson are the first Canadian players to reach 7 starts as the season enters Week 7. Seth Purdey gets his first start for LA. Reid Davis gets his second start at blindside flanker for Seattle. Overall there were 20 Canada-eligible players starting and 8 in the reserves.

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MLR 2024 Week 6

32 Canada-Eligible Players in Action in Week 6: Dewald Kotze Scores 5 Tries in Dallas Match

The highlight so far this week was Dewald Kotze scoring 5 tries for Dallas in the match against Seattle. Rob Povey got his first start at #10 for Utah, Tyler Wong got his first appearance in the reserves. Cali Martinez earned his second start at tighthead prop for Old Glory.

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MLR 2024 Week 5

MLR Week 5: Houston and New England Continue to Lead Standings

With only four matches this weekend it was the lowest number of Canadians playing this season, 8 starters, 7  in reserve for a total of 15 in action. There are four players who have been starters in all 5 weeks, Mason Flesch for Chicago and Dewald Kotze, Mitch Richardson and Nic Benn for Dallas.

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MLR 2024 Week 4

MLR Week 4 Recap: Houston Remains Undefeated in West; New England & New Orleans Top East

There were 33 Canada-eligible players in action on the weekend in Week 4 of MLR, 24 starting which is the highest number this season. Houston remains the only undefeated side in the competition.

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MLR 2024 Week 3

MLR Week 3 Recap: Houston Leads West, New England Leads East, 32 Canada-Eligible Players in Action

There were 32 Canada-eligible players in action in Week 3, 18 starters and 14 reserves. Some of the highlights, Ben Lesage scored a try in his third successive match for New England. Mitch Richardson, Nic Benn, Dewald Kotze scored in the Dallas win over Anthem. Mason Flesch was top ball carrier for Chicago and Matt Heaton topped the tackle stats  in the LA match.

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MLR 2024 Week 2

MLR Week 2 Results & Canadian Highlights: Houston Leads West; New Orleans Leads East

There were 18 Canadian players starting in Week 2 and 13 in the reserves, for a total 31 dressing on game day. That was down 5 from Week 1 where 36 of the 46 Canada-eligible players were in action. Ben Lesage and Andrew Quattrin scored tries for the second week in a row for New England, Shane O’Leary had the top stat for running metres for Miami in their match, Matt Heaton was top of the tackle stats for LA in their match.

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MLR 2024 Week 1

MLR Week 1 Results & Canadian Highlights: Dallas Leads West; New England Leads East

There were 36 Canadian players in action in Week 1 with some making an impact on the score sheet and the stats department. Spencer Jones scored the first try by a Canadian in MLR 2024 in the Utah v Houston match but it was Dewald Kotze who lit up the scoreboard with a hat trick of tries in the Dallas v LA match, in that match Andrew Coe had two tries for LA and Mitch Richardson added a single for Dallas. In the New England v Anthem match Ben Lesage scored 2 tries and Andrew Quattrin added one for NE.

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MLR 2024 – Canadian Players

A Look at Canadian Players in the MLR  Rosters for 2024

This year according to our calculations there are 47 Canadian players in the MLR rosters. There are 24 in the Western Conference and 23 in the Eastern Conference. The largest number of Canadian players are on the New England Free Jacks (12), there are 3 teams with 7 players LA, Dallas and Utah. There’s one team with no Canadians, Houston Sabercats.

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World Rugby Invests in MLR Team

World Rugby Announces Investment in MLR Team Based in Charlotte, North Carolina

World Rugby has announced a partnership with USA Rugby and MLR to launch a new MLR expansion club in Charlotte, North Carolina, named Anthem Rugby Carolina. The initial roster will “feature players from various MLR teams who are eligible to compete on behalf of the USA in international competition”.

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