MLR Week 18 Schedule/Results and List of Canadians in the Rosters: Austin Disqualified from Playoff Round
[ed. Update the Austin Gilronis have been disqualified from the playoffs by the league “Due to a violation of league rules”. San Diego or Seattle will replace them depending on weekend results.]
It’s the final weekend of the regular season and all 6 playoff teams have been decided already. The 1st place team in each division gets a bye and that’s already been decided in the East with New England topping the table. Atlanta and New York are tied at 52 points so their games this weekend will determine who gets to host the East division semi-final match.
In the West it’s all to play for with LA having a slender one point lead over Austin for 1st place. Houston are 5 points back of Austin in 3rd. This weekend’s games will decide who gets the first round bye and who hosts the division semi-final.
Rugby ATL 45 v New Orleans Gold 19 Silverbacks Park
Atlanta are 2nd in the East. Conor Keys is in the reserves.
New Orleans are 5th in the East. There are no Canadians in the roster.
New England Free Jacks 14 v Rugby New York 21 Veterans Memorial Stadium
New England have clinched 1st in the East. Josh Larsen is in the reserves.
New York are 3rd in the East. Quinn Ngawati starts at outside centre and Andrew Coe on the wing.
Houston SaberCats 14 v Austin Gilgronis 29 Aveva Stadium
Houston are 3rd in the West. Rob Povey is in the reserves.
Austin are 2nd in the West. There are no Canadians in the roster.
Dallas Jackals 5 v Utah Warriors 33 Choctaw Stadium
Dallas are 7th in the West. Liam Murray starts at loosehead prop, Dewald Kotze starts at hooker.
Utah are 6th in the West. Emerson Prior is in the reserves.
Toronto Arrows 35 v Old Glory DC 50 York Lions Stadium
Toronto are 4th in the East. McRogers starts at hooker, Rowland at tighthead prop. Second rows are Wadden and Ciulini. Lucas Rumball is at openside flanker. Jamie Mackenzie gets a start at scrum half. Du Toit and Sheridan are the Canadians in the backline. Eight Canadians in total in the starting XV. Quattrin, Keith, Baillie, Wainwright, Reimer, Kelly, McCann in the reserves.
Old Glory are 6th in the East. Doug Fraser starts in the centres and Jake Ilnicki is reserve prop.
LA Giltinis v Seattle Seawolves Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
LA are 1st in the West. Djustice Sears-Duru starts at loosehead, Ben LeSage at outside centre. Lindsey Stevens is reserve hooker.
Seattle are 5th in the West. Travis Larsen starts at openside flanker, Reid Watkins is in the reserves.