Reminder: The third Bledisloe Cup match - and the second-round Rugby Championship fixture - between Australia and New Zealand has been postponed. Set to take place this Saturday in Perth, Australia, the match might be staged in...the United Kingdom.
Takeaway: The 14-team competition - including the new franchises Moana Pasifika and Fijian Drua - would play 14 home-and-away matches and up to three playoff matches. The season would begin in February and end in mid-June.
Takeaway: Uruguayan wing Leandro Levias announced he will focus on polo after missing out on selection for the Los Teros' 2023 RWC training squad. Levias will not return to the Toronto Arrows for the 2022 season.
Quote: "We knew we were on an upward trajectory, even on Day One,” said Head Coach Colton Cariaga. “The difference was that we took our opportunities better at the end of games and got a strong contribution from our bench. This final series of play really captured our weekend well. We were defending our line — we bent but didn’t break — then our playmakers capitalized and went the distance to seal the win. That pure guts and confidence to back our skill."