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RUGBY FAN MADE EASY
JUNE 10, 2022
(H/T: USA Rugby)
In Today's Edition:
💻 How to Watch Rugby
📰 MLR Player Movement
🇺🇸 Women's Eagles Roster vs. 🇦🇺


Quade Cooper Watch: Not that it matters now, but Wallabies head coach Dave Rennie selected Quade Cooper for the series against England next month. 

Question: "Might it be time for World Rugby to replace the Residency requirement with a nationality/citizenship requirement?" Analysis from the review of Spain's 2023 RWC disqualification

Rugby Sevens: Hong Kong Rugby Sevens Decision Looms in Test of City's Revival (Bloomberg). 

Twitter Spaces: Thank you to Eagles Overseas' Bill Baker for hosting and Rugby New York's Nate Brakeley and Americas Rugby News' Bryan Ray for joining us last night on "USA Rugby Happy Hour LIVE."

💻 WATCH RUGBY

CURRIE CUP

🏉 Western Province vs. Sharks
⏰ 10 AM ET
💻 FloRugby

🏉 Pumas vs. Griquas 
⏰ 12 PM ET
💻 FloRugby


SUPER RUGBY

🏉 Chiefs vs. Crusaders
🏆 Semifinal #1 
⏰ 2:35 AM ET
💻 FloRugby


UNITED RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP

🏉 Leinster vs. Bulls
🏆 Semifinal #1 

⏰ 2:35 PM ET
💻 URC TV

📰 HEADLINES

MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY 


Old Glory DC: Junior Sa'u to #JoinThePride for Remainder of 2022
  • Takeaway: Old Glory DC center/wing Junior Sa'u, who scored the fourth most tries (9) in MLR this season, has returned to rugby league and joined up with the Keighley Cougars of League 1 for the remainder of the 2022 season. 

USA RUGBY


Women's Eagles: Head Coach Rob Cain Names USA Women's Eagles Match Day 23 for Round Two of Pacific Four Series Against Australia 
  • Takeaway: The Women's Eagles welcome back the nine players who missed the Canada match because of the Premier 15s final. 
  • First Cap: Former England wing Lotte Clapp.  
  • Match Details:
    • 📅 Saturday
    • ⏰ 8:15 PM ET
    • 💻 World Rugby YouTube

🏉 MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY

Dallas Jackals: Inaugural Season End of Season Awards
  • Player's Player: Conrado Roura
  • Pack Member of the Year: Matoko Noudehou
  • Forward of the Year: Conrado Roura
  • Back of the Year: Adriaan Carelse 
  • Most Improved: Ryheem Powell 

Eliminator Round: 3 Reasons Why This Weekend Will Be the Most Exciting of the Season
  • Quote: "The teams that have ultimately secured the one-seed from their respective regular season performances are the Houston SaberCats out West and New England Free Jacks in the East," wrote Alexander Diegel. "Across several leagues and sports we’ve all seen time and time again the hot new regular season team experience growing pains and ultimately drop the big game. Can Houston or New England buck the trend against the grizzled vets coming their way?"

🇺🇸 USA RUGBY

Training & Education: USA Rugby Training & Education Announces World Rugby Level 3 Coaching Course for August 2022
  • Takeaway: The World Rugby Level 3 Coaching course returns for the first time in a few years and will consist of in-person and virtual sessions from August 2022 through February 2023.   

🏉 COLLEGE RUGBY

Progress: College Talent Drives MLR Clubs into Playoffs 
  • Quote: "American college rugby has the capability to lead Major League Rugby, and while not every pick from the last two drafts is starting, more will be soon," wrote Alex Goff. "These playoff-bound teams are seeing that they can’t get there without their US college talent."

🏉 QUICK HITS

Canada: Canada's Senior Women's 15s Roster Named for Pacific Four Series Game 2 Against New Zealand (Rugby Canada)

Rugby Americas North: Event Details Announced for 2022 RAN Women's 12s and Men's Under-19s Tournament (Rugby Americas North)

Rugby Europe: RWC Sevens 2022 - European Qualifier to be Hosted in Bucharest (Rugby Europe)

🎧 RUGBY PODCASTS

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

📆 WEEKEND IN RUGBY

New Format: We have highlighted a few competitions and provided a more complete list of matches here

SATURDAY, JUNE 11
  • Challenge Cup of the Americas
    • American Raptors vs. Jaguares XV
  • Major League Rugby
    • Eastern Conference Eliminator 
  • Pacific Four Series
    • USA vs. Australia 
  • Premiership Rugby
    • Semifinals
  • Super Rugby
    • Semifinal #2
  • United Rugby Championship
    • Semifinal #2
SUNDAY, JUNE 12 
  • Major League Rugby
    • Western Conference Eliminator
QUICK QUESTION

Do you think Adam Gilchrist will own an MLR team next season?

YES    NO 
THURSDAY'S ANSWER 

78% of respondents voted for the Seattle Seawolves to win the Western Conference Eliminator match.
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