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RUGBY FAN MADE EASY
JUNE 4, 2022
In Today's Edition:
📺 How to Watch Rugby This Weekend
🦅 Eagles Overseas in Action
🚫 Austin Disqualified from Playoffs 
🏆 MLR Playoff Picture Update
🇺🇸 Women's Eagles vs. Canada
🦅 Eagles in Premier 15s Final
✅ MLR Round 18 Preview


Rugby Job: 7s Coach, DC Furies. 

📺 HOW TO WATCH RUGBY

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

CURRIE CUP

🏉 Sharks vs. Golden Lions
📅 Saturday
⏰ 11 AM ET
💻 FloRugby


HIGH SCHOOL RUGBY

🏉 Ohio HS State Championships
📅 Saturday
⏰ 10 AM ET
💻 The Rugby Network

🏉 Wisconsin HS Boys Championships
📅 Saturday
⏰ 3 PM ET
💻 The Rugby Network


MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY

🏉 Dallas vs. Utah
📅 Saturday
⏰ 8 PM ET
💻 The Rugby Network

🏉 Toronto vs. DC
📅 Sunday

⏰ 12 PM ET
💻 The Rugby Network

🏉 LA vs. Seattle
📅 Sunday
⏰ 6 PM ET
📺 The Rugby Network


PACIFIC FOUR SERIES

🏉 Canada vs. USA
📅 Sunday
⏰ 8:15 PM ET
💻 World Rugby 


PREMIERSHIP RUGBY

🏉 Northampton vs. Newcastle
📅 Saturday
⏰ 10 AM ET
💻 Peacock 

🏉 Gloucester vs. Saracens
📅 Saturday

⏰ 10 AM ET
💻 Peacock 


SUPER RUGBY

🏉 Waratahs vs. Chiefs
📅 Saturday
⏰ 12:35 AM ET
💻 FloRugby

🏉 Highlanders vs. Blues
📅 Saturday

⏰ 3:05 AM ET
💻 FloRugby

🏉 Hurricanes vs. Brumbies
📅 Saturday

⏰ 5:45 AM ET
💻 FloRugby


UNITED RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP

🏉 Bulls vs. Sharks 
📅 Saturday

⏰ 7:45 AM ET
💻 URC TV

🏉 Leinster vs. Glasgow 
📅 Saturday

⏰ 10:15 AM ET
💻 URC TV

🏉 Stormers vs. Edinburgh
📅 Saturday

⏰ 1:00 PM ET
💻 URC TV

🦅 EAGLES OVERSEAS

🏉 Northampton vs. Newcastle 
⏰ 10 AM ET
💻 Peacock  
🇺🇸 Eagles: Lock Greg Peterson (Newcastle).

🏉 Gloucester vs. Saracens 
⏰ 10 AM ET
💻 Peacock  
🇺🇸 Eagles: Hooker Kapeli Pifeleti and Ruben de Haas (Saracens).

📰 HEADLINES

MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY


Austin Gilgronis: Austin Disqualified from Major League Rugby Playoffs
  • Takeaway: Yesterday at 10:30 AM ET, MLR provided a league update on social media that announced Austin 'have been disqualified from 2022 postseason play.'
  • Awaiting Details: We understand it's a delicate situation, and hopeful MLR will provide some clarity soon, but fans are demanding answers, as speculation is running rampant on social. 

Playoff Picture: The field is set in the Eastern Conference, while Austin's disqualification moved Houston up one spot - putting San Diego and Seattle back in play for a playoff spot. 

Western Conference: 
  1. LA Giltinis
  2. Houston SaberCats
  3. San Diego Legion
  4. Seattle Seawolves
  • Takeaway: The San Diego Legion, who are on a bye this weekend, are two points ahead of the Seattle Seawolves in the standings. Seattle, who plays LA on Sunday, will advance with a win or a two-point bonus loss. 

Eastern Conference:
  1. New England Free Jacks
  2. Rugby ATL
  3. Rugby New York
  • Takeaway: Rugby ATL will host Rugby New York on Sunday, June 12. The New Free Jacks await the winner in the Eastern Conference Final. 

WOMEN'S EAGLES 


Pacific Four Series: USA Women's Eagles Roster Confirmed for Pacific Four Series Opener Against Canada
  • Takeaway: Five players could make their USA debut as the nine players who were part of the Premier 15s final yesterday are unavailable for this match.

Premier 15s Final: Saracens Crush Exeter 43-21 to Regain Premier 15s Title
  • Takeaway: Wing Jennine Detiveaux scored a try and inside center Gabby Cantorna added three conversions for Exeter, while inside center Alev Kelter kicked five penalties and one conversion for Saracens. 

✅ MLR ROUND 18 PREVIEW

🏉 Atlanta 45 - 19 New Orleans 
📰 Match Report
✅ Rugby Morning Pick: Atlanta by 17.  

🏉 New England 14 - 21 New York 
📰 Match Report
❌ Rugby Morning Pick: NE by 5

🏉 Houston 14 - 29 Austin 
📰 Match Report
✅ Rugby Morning Pick: Austin by 8

🏉 Dallas vs. Utah
📆 Saturday
⏰ 8 PM ET 
🏟 Choctaw Stadium   
📺 The Rugby Network
👉 Rugby Morning Pick: Utah by 25

🏉 Toronto vs. DC
📆 Sunday
⏰ 12 PM ET
🏟 York Lions Stadium
📺 The Rugby Network 
👉 Rugby Morning Pick: DC by 3

🏉 LA vs. Seattle 
📆 Sunday
⏰ 6 PM ET
🏟 LA Memorial Stadium
📺 The Rugby Network
👉 Rugby Morning Pick: LA by 10.

Bye Week: San Diego Legion 

Week 18 Picks:  2 ✅   1 ❌
Season Total:  65 ✅  36 ❌

🏉 WPL

ROUND 9 

🏉 San Diego vs. Colorado

🏉 All Blues vs. Beantown

🏉 Oregon vs. Amazons

🏉 Atlanta vs. North Shore

📊 Current Standings

🏉 QUICK HITS

College Rugby: GRR's 2021-22 Women's College 7s Rankings (Goff Rugby Report).  

High School Rugby: Rugby Ohio Finals Day to Crown 8 Champions (Goff Rugby Report). 

🎧 RUGBY PODCASTS

FULL CONTACT CEO
🎧 Episode: Jamo Willis
📅 June 3


LATE TO THE BREAKDOWN
🎧 Episode: Katherine Aversano
📅 June 3
🎧 Episode: Avery Watts
📅 May 30


DNVR RUGBY
🎧 Episode: Christian Miles
📅 June 3


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

📅 June 2

MLR KICKOFF
📽️ Episode: Episode 21
📅 June 2


THE FANTASY RUGBY YANKS
🎧 Episode: Weekly Fantasy Corner
📅 June 3
🎧 Episode: Weekend Preview
📅 June 2


THE SCRUM OF THE EARTH 
🎧 Episode: Playoff Preview
📅 June 2
🎧 Episode: Bonus Episode
📅 June 1
🎧 Episode: Weekend Recap
📅 May 30


W NATION
📽️ Episode: Season Finale
📅 June 1


THE FANTASY RUCKERS SHOW
📽️ Episode: Fantasy Championship
📅 June 1


THE JACK'S RANGERS SHOW
🎧 Episode: The King
📅 May 31
QUICK QUESTION

Who do you think will secure the final playoff spot in the Western Conference?

SAN DIEGO LEGION    SEATTLE SEAWOLVES 
FRIDAY'S ANSWER 

79% of respondents voted that the LA Giltinis would wrap up the top spot in the Western Conference this weekend. But that was already decided yesterday morning when MLR disqualified the Austin Gilgronis from the 2022 postseason. 
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