Week 8 Matchups Houston @ NOLA; Austin @ NE; Atlanta @ Toronto; DC @ Utah – Sunday LA @ NY; San Diego @ Seattle
There are four games on Saturday and two on Sunday for Week 8.
Looking at recent Canada U20 graduates, Lockie Kratz continues his starting role with NOLA at outside centre, Mason Flesch keeps his second row position for Toronto. On Sunday, Michael Smith gets his first start with San Diego at blindside flanker and Quinn Ngawati continues on the wing for New York.
HOUSTON @ NEW ORLEANS
Lachlan Kratz keeps his position at outside centre for NOLA after a stellar debut last week. Kyle Baillie starts in the second row and Eric Howard is in the Reserves as hooker. For Houston Lucas Albornoz starts at second row while Robbie Povey is moved from #10 to fullback this week. Nik Hildebrand is on the Reserves for the front row.
AUSTIN @ NEW ENGLAND
New England features Josh Larsen in the second row while Austin is without Canadian representation this week.
ATLANTA @ TORONTO
Toronto have 8 Canada-eligible starters with Lucas Rumball at loose forward and Ben LeSage in the centres leading the way. Atlanta features Matt Heaton at starting openside and Conor Keys as Reserve second row.
OLD GLORY DC @ UTAH
Doug Fraser comes back into the roster for Old Glory but is moved over to the wing. Luke Campbell is on the Reserves, likely as a loose forward. For Utah, Fraser Hurst, comes back onto the Reserves, likely as backup scrum half.
LA @ NY
LA has DTH on the wing and Canada-eligibe Corey Thomas in the Reserves. New York has Quinn Ngawati on the wing.
San Diego @ Seattle
San Diego has Michael Smith and Travis Larsen starting in the loose forwards. Seattle has Djustice Sears-Duru starting at loosehead with Jake Ilnicki in the Reserves.