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RUGBY FAN MADE EASY
JUNE 11, 2022
In Today's Edition:
💻 How to Watch Rugby This Weekend
🦅 Eagles Overseas in Action This Weekend
🗣️ MLR Competition Update
✅ MLR Eliminator Round Preview

🇺🇸 USA vs. Australia 
🏉 WPL Round 10 Preview
🎧 This Week in Podcasts


Fantasy MLR: It's not too late to join The Fantasy Ruckers Playoff Challenge and get a taste of some fantasy MLR action. Join the league's Discord channel for more details, and don't forget to submit a bracket by kickoff of the Rugby ATL vs. Rugby New York match tonight. 

North America vs. South America: Let's go, American Raptors! Cheering for North America as the Raptors take on Jaguares XV today at 3 PM ET. 

💻 WATCH RUGBY

New Format: Here are a few of our favorite matchups that you can watch this weekend.

CHALLENGE CUP
OF THE AMERICAS


🏉 American Raptors vs. Jaguares XV
📅 Saturday
⏰ 3 PM ET
💻 InfinityParkatGlendale.com 


CURRIE CUP

🏉 Cheetahs vs. Blue Bulls
📅 Saturday 
⏰ 8:30 AM ET
💻 FloRugby


HIGH SCHOOL RUGBY

🏉 MLR HS Academy South Regional
📅 Sunday 
⏰ 10 AM ET
💻 The Rugby Network


MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY

🏉 Atlanta vs. New York
📅 Saturday 
⏰ 8:30 PM ET
💻 FS2

🏉 Seattle vs. San Diego
📅 Sunday 
⏰ 10 PM ET
💻 FS2


PACIFIC FOUR SERIES

🏉 USA vs. Australia 
📅 Saturday 
⏰ 8:15 PM ET
💻 World Rugby YouTube


PREMIERSHIP RUGBY

🏉 Saracens vs. Harlequins 
📅 Saturday 
⏰ 8:30 AM ET
💻 CNBC/Peacock 

🏉 Leicester vs. Northampton
📅 Saturday/Sunday
⏰ 11 AM ET/11 AM ET
💻 Peacock/CNBC


SUPER RUGBY

🏉 Brumbies vs. Blues

📅 Saturday 
⏰ 2:35 PM ET
💻 FloRugby


UNITED RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP

🏉 Stormers vs. Ulster

📅 Saturday 
⏰ 9 AM ET
💻 URC TV

🦅 EAGLES OVERSEAS

PREMIERSHIP RUGBY

🏉 Saracens vs. Harlequins 
📅 Saturday
⏰ 8:30 AM ET
💻 CNBC/Peacock  
🇺🇸 Eagles: Hooker Kapeli Pifeleti (Saracens).


TOP 14 RUGBY

🏉 Toulouse vs. La Rochelle  
📅 Saturday
⏰ 3:05 PM ET
🇺🇸 Eagles: Prop David Ainu'u (Toulouse).

📰 HEADLINES

MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY 


A Statement: Competition Update
  • Takeaway: Yesterday at 6:13 PM ET, MLR released a statement on social media that probably didn't satisfy fans, but at least acknowledged their frustration on the disqualifications. 

RWC SEVENS 2022


Match Official: USA Referee Cisco Lopez Selected as Match Official for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 in in South Africa
  • Takeaway: USA referee Cisco Lopez was named to the women's competition for the tournament taking place in Cape Town from September 9-11. 

✅ MLR ELIMINATOR ROUND PREVIEW

Weekend Preview: Eliminator Round Preview 

🏉 Atlanta vs. New York
 
📆 Saturday
⏰ 8:30 PM ET 
🏟 Silverbacks Park    
📺 FS2

👉 Rugby Morning Pick: Atlanta by 5

🏉 Seattle vs. San Diego  
📆 Sunday
⏰ 10 PM ET 
🏟 Starfire Sports Complex   
📺 FS2

👉 Rugby Morning Pick: Seattle by 3

🇺🇸 USA RUGBY

PACIFIC FOUR SERIES

🏉 USA vs. Australia  
📰 Match Preview
📆 Saturday
⏰ 8:15 PM ET     

💻 World Rugby

Key Stat: USA is on an eight-game losing streak that dates back to their win over Canada in 2019. 

🏉 WPL

ROUND 10 

🏉 Amazons vs. San Diego
📅 Saturday
⏰ 1 PM ET

🏉 All Blues vs. Atlanta 
📅 Saturday
⏰ 3 PM ET

🏉 Colorado vs. New York
📅 Saturday
⏰ 8 PM ET

🏉 North Shore vs. Beantown
📅 Sunday
⏰ 1 PM ET

🏉 Life West vs. Atlanta 
📅 Sunday
⏰ 3 PM ET
 
📊 Current Standings

🎧 RUGBY PODCASTS

THE EAGLE-EYED RUGBY PODCAST
🎧 Episode: Bryan Ray
🎧 Episode: Nate Brakeley

📅 June 10

DNVR RUGBY
🎧 Episode: Rugby PickEm
📅 June 10


JACK'S RANGERS SHOW 
📽️ Episode: We Ride Together
📅 June 9
🎧 Episode: Chowda Cup Champs
📅 June 5


RUGBY WRAP UP
📽️ Episode: MLR Weekly
📽️ Episode: Rugby Odds

📅 June 9

THE FANTASY RUGBY YANKS
🎧 Episode: Weekly Fantasy Corner
🎧 Episode: Weekend Recap
📅 June 9


W NATION
📽️ Episode: End of Year Awards
📅 June 8


THE FANTASY RUCKERS SHOW
📽️ Episode: Crowning the Champs
📅 June 8


EARFUL OF DIRT
📽️ Episode: Disqualifications Galore
📅 June 8


THE SCRUM OF THE EARTH
🎧 Episode: Rachel Law
📅 June 8
🎧 Episode: Weekend Recap
📅 June 6
QUICK QUESTION

Do you think the Women's Eagles will beat Australia tonight?

YES    NO 
FRIDAY'S ANSWER 

69% of respondents voted that Adam Gilchrist will not own an MLR team next season. 
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