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RUGBY FAN MADE EASY
JUNE 18, 2022
In Today's Edition:
💻 How to Watch Rugby This Weekend
🦅 Eagles Overseas in Action This Weekend
💯 PAC Names All-Conference 15
🤝 NOLA Gold Re-Signs Devin Short
👏 Civetta Named Sportsman of the Year

🇺🇸 Women's Eagles Lose to New Zealand
🎧 This Week in Rugby Podcasts


Fantasy MLR: Be sure to follow The Fantasy Ruckers on social and track contestants progress in the second round of #TheFantasyRuckersPlayoffChallenge. Yours truly is in a three-way tie for fifth place and needs a big game out of Wian Conradie

ICYMI: Here's our USA Rugby Happy Hour LIVE chats with Men's Eagles head coach Gary Gold and New England Free Jacks' wing Mitch Wilson

Player Health & Safety: World Rugby to Extend Concussion Stand-Down Period by Five Days (The Guardian). 

💻 WATCH RUGBY

CHALLENGE CUP
OF THE AMERICAS


🏉 American Raptors vs. Peñarol

📅 Saturday
⏰ 5:30 PM ET
💻 InfinityParkatGlendale.com 


CURRIE CUP

🏉 Free State vs. Pumas
🏆 Semifinal #2
📅 Saturday 
⏰ 7:20 AM ET
💻 FloRugby


BLOODFEST 7s

🏉 Bloodfest 7s
📅 Saturday 
⏰ 6 PM ET
💻 FloRugby


MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY

🏉 Seattle vs. Houston
📅 Saturday 
⏰ 7 PM ET
💻 FS2

🏉 New England vs. New York
📅 Sunday 
⏰ 3 PM ET
💻 FS 1


MEN'S INTERNATIONALS

🏉 England vs. Barbarians
📅 Sunday 
⏰ 9:50 AM ET
💻 FloRugby


PREMIERSHIP RUGBY

🏉 Leicester vs. Saracens
📅 Saturday 
⏰ 10 AM ET
💻 CNBC & Peacock 


UNITED RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP

🏉 Stormers vs. Bulls
📅 Saturday 
⏰ 1:30 PM ET
💻 URC TV

🦅 EAGLES OVERSEAS

PREMIERSHIP

🏉 Leicester vs. Saracens  
📅 Saturday
⏰ 10 AM ET
🇺🇸 Eagles: Hooker Kapeli Pifeleti (Saracens). 


TOP 14

🏉 Montpellier vs. Bordeaux-Bègles
📅 Saturday
⏰ 3:05 PM ET
🇺🇸 Eagles: Prop Titi Lamositele (Montpellier).

📰 HEADLINES

COLLEGE RUGBY 


Award Season: PAC Names All-Conference 15 (Goff Rugby Report)
  • Takeaway: Cal lock Sam Golla and UCLA center Lucas Lacamp named Co-Players of the Year. 

MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY 


NOLA Gold: Flanker Devin Short Commits Through 2024 (NOLA Gold)
  • Takeaway: NOLA Gold flanker Devin Short, who earlier this month became the 21st player in MLR to reach 50 caps, re-signed with New Orleans through the 2024 season. 

MEN’S EAGLES 


Award Season: USA International Nick Civetta Named Sportsman of the Year (Oxford University RFC)
  • Takeaway: USA international and Rugby New York lock Nick Civetta, who played for Oxford in the 2022 Varsity Match, alongside fellow Eagles Andrew Durutalo and Eric Fry, was named the 2022 Sportsman of the Year.

WOMEN’S EAGLES 


Pacific Four Series: Black Ferns Blast Eagles to Claim Pacific Four Title (Americas Rugby News)
  • Takeaway: The Women's Eagles lost to New Zealand 50-6 in their final match of the Pacific Four Series. 
  • Match History: The Women's Eagles are 1-13 all-time against New Zealand, with their last win over the Black Ferns in 1991. 

✅ MLR CONFERENCE FINALS

Weekend Preview: Conference Finals Preview (Major League Rugby)

🏉 Houston vs. Seattle
📆 Saturday
⏰ 7 PM ET 
🏟 AVEVA Stadium    
📺 FS 2
🎙️Mike Petri, Dallen Stanford, Mike Tolkin
🗳️ 57% of newsletter readers picked Seattle to win. 

👉 Rugby Morning Pick: Houston by 5

🏉 New England vs. New York  

📆 Sunday
⏰ 3 PM ET 
🏟 Veterans Memorial Stadium    
📺 FS 1
🎙️Mike Petri, Dallen Stanford, Mike Tolkin

🗳️ 79% of newsletter readers picked NEFJ to win. 
👉 Rugby Morning Pick: New England by 4. 

🏉 RESULTS

MEN'S INTERNATIONALS

🏉 Japan 34 - 15 Uruguay
📰 Match Recap


SUPER RUGBY

🏉 Blues 7 - 21 Crusaders
📰 Match Recap

🏉 WPL

MAKE-UP GAME 

🏉 Atlanta vs. Beantown
📅 Saturday
⏰ 12 PM ET
 
📊 Current Standings

🎧 RUGBY PODCASTS

THE FANTASY RUGBY YANKS
🎧 Episode: Weekly Fantasy Corner 
🎧 Episode: Weekend Recap 
📅 June 17


ALL-AMERICAN RUGBY PODCAST
🎧 Episode: Guilty-nis 
📅 June 17


LATE TO THE BREAKDOWN
🎧 Episode: AJ MacGinty 
📅 June 17


DNVR RUGBY
🎧 Episode: Dallen Stanford 
📅 June 17


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

📅 June 16

THE SCRUM OF THE EARTH

🎧 Episode: 100th Episode
📅 June 16
🎧 Episode: Weekend Recap
📅 June 13


THE FANTASY RUCKERS SHOW
🎧 Episode: TRF Playoff Challenge 
📅 June 14


LATE TO THE BREAKDOWN
🎧 Episode: Bonus Content 
📅 June 14


THE JACK'S RANGERS SHOW
🎧 Episode: The Playoffs
📅 June 14 
QUICK QUESTION

Do you think Uruguay has a decent chance of beating Japan today?

YES    NO 
FRIDAY'S ANSWER 

56% of respondents voted that there is not a heavy drinking problem within rugby.
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