Sunday, March 17, 2019

Major League Rugby - On the Weekend, By the Numbers

MLRNA Wrap: 3.15,16 - By the Numbers

2             first-40 touch downs for New York United 2, Dylan Fawsitt, and 1 conversion by 5/8th, Chris Mattina, had the home team up, but only just, at the half, 12-11, over Toronto Arrows in the Bronx; travelers numbers from a brace of Sam Malcom penalties and a try by halfback, Andy Ferguson; visitors counted a tenner for the lead on a 46th minute grounding by 5/8th, Giuseppe du Toit, its conversion, and a further three-point penalty struck by Malcolm shy the hour mark and 21-12 then; last ’10, however, all for homeboys as United powerhouse, Nate Brakeley, dotted in the 71st to reduce the deficit to four at 17-21 before hosts flanker, USA Eagle and former Glendale Raptor, John Quill, got the winner right at time for a one-point advantage made three by Mattina’s plus-2, and New York had the historic initial home result at Gaelic Field, 24-21;

14           and nil the tallies early for Austin Elite over reigning champs, Seattle SeaWolves, on  groundings by number 2, Tiaan Erasmus (‘3), and Moroccan flyer, Soheyl Jaoudat (’13), with the additional deuces struck by 21 years old French flyhalf, Mickaël Romera; ‘Wolves chipped away at that lead with trys by Blue Bulls academy product, 8man Riekert Hattingh, in the 20th and number 2, Dan Trierweiler, at ‘34, each converted by Seattle numbers guy Brock Staller who added a penalty at time in the half and everyone in Central Texas had 17 at break; all second stanza points for travelers as lock, Brad Tucker, grounded at ’65 and Hattingh got his brace in the 76th minute with conversion by Staller for the record, 29-17; Seattle hottest fire in the league now on four straight victories;

7             try NOLA Gold showed why they’re number one with an impressive display at Houston SabreCats; 19 for JP Eloff on every conversion and a try for Himself while Sharks academy graduate, 5/8th Tristan Blewett, dotted a hat trick of trys for the league leaders in the 49-11 happy;

4             was the number last night in the Kettle at Infinity: 4 trys for the XVs, each and every converted by their 10s and 28 for every manjack in the Centennial State after ’80 in an extremely passionate draw between Glendale Raptors and San Diego Legion;
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