Friday, May 3, 2019

Major League Rugby - Weekend Preview 5.4, 5.5


Major League Rugby North America 
Weekend Preview: 5.4-5.5

Clubs have either four or five fixtures remaining. Therefore 20 or 25 the potential points to be had. 60+, possibly high 50s, table points should earn extra time.
                
              
Saturday, May 4th:
               NOLA Gold (45) v (4) Austin Elite at Gold Stadium, Marrero LA, 2:30pm MST: visitors lost by four in their end of the double, scoring 31 in the process; if they can contain the highest points-producing offense in the league and touch down a good bit themselves, there’ll be joy in the Texas capital this day; if no, it’ll be a long one with NOLA smoking hot and coming off the bye; warm and wet with a bit of wind for this one, a veritable festival for forwards and the greasy pill will test each individual’s handling skill with rigor;

               Glendale Raptors (37) v (16) Utah Warriors down the Kettle at Infinity, Glendale CO, 7pm MST: host gotta have it should they plan on any activity in June other than a round of golf or maybe climbing a fourteener; travelers crossing the Great Divide to the eastern Rockies and looking to make a statement as to just who is rugby boss in the American Hill country as the teams drew in Utah in February; low 60s, no rain, little, real little breeze - pretty much ideal conditions;
              
Sunday, May 5th:
               Toronto Arrows (34) v (46) San Diego Legion at the Lamport Den, Liberty Village Toronto, 12pm MST; it doesn’t get any better than the traveling frontrunners versus a club that must win to remain in the hunt for a playoffs berth; nevermind the weather, THE hottest match in the True North this RugbyDay; However, the weather will be perfect: clear, low 50s, no rain, minimal wind;

                New York United  (38) v (11) Houston SabreCats at MCU, on the shore at Coney Island, Brooklyn, 3pm: hosts took the Texas end of the double by near four trys and will look for a similar outcome today as they’ll want, at minimum, to maintain their current position in the fourth and final playoff spot; Sam Windsor will punish any and all United indiscipline with shots true the sticks, as he’s the best in the league at that right now; ‘Cats must plug the gaps in their defense in order to succeed this day, while New York may have already looked past this one, but I’ll wager they haven’t; there’ll be wind, possibility of precipitation, but definitely a slick piggy as it will have rained earlier with temps in the low 50s; yet another Forwards Day, and backs be damned?

Seattle on the bye
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and there, my friend, is your summer!







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