Austin Elite Named Major League Rugby Team of the Week
June 4, 2018 - Major League Rugby (MLR) News Release
SALT LAKE CITY - The Austin Elite were named the Major League Rugby Team of the Week the League announced today. The Elite have now won two in-a-row and sit in third place after a 41-33 win over Utah.
Austin benefited from a five-try outburst to score a season-high 41 points and improve to 3-3. Leading by as much as 32-12, the Elite used a series of crafty tries and converted 4-of-5 penalty kicks to hold off the visiting Warriors. Austin has not trailed in their last two matches.
Glendale's Will Magie earned Player of the Week honors. Magie used keen vision and timing to account for 17 of the Raptors' 47 points with a try and six conversions. He has established himself as one of the preeminent fly-halfs in MLR with strong carries and hard tackling.
MLR also announced the First XV:
Loosehead Prop, Hubert Buydens, NOLA Gold
Hooker, Lindsey Stevens, Houston SaberCats
Tighthead Prop, Paul Mullen, Houston SaberCats
Left Lock, Matt Jensen, Utah Warriors
Right Lock, Matt Trouville, Houston SaberCats
Blindside Flanker, Eric Duechle, Seattle Seawolves
Openside Flanker, Matt Hughston, NOLA Gold
No 8., Pedrie Wannenburg, Austin Elite
Scrum-half, Shaun Davies, Glendale Raptors
Fly-half, Timothée Guillimin, Austin Elite
Blindside Wing, Peter Tiberio, Seattle Seawolves
Inside Center, Bryce Campbell, Glendale Raptors
Outside Center, William Rasileka, Seattle Seawolves
Openside Wing, Tonata Lauti, Utah Warriors
Fullback, Zinzan Elan-Puttick, Austin Elite
For more news and notes from Week 7, visit usmlr.com.
2018 MLR Weekly Honors:
Team of the Week: Seattle Seawolves
Player of the Week: Phil Mack
Team of the Week: San Diego Legion
Player of the Week: Zach Fenoglio
Team of the Week: Austin Elite
Player of the Week: Anthony Salaber
Team of the Week: Glendale Raptors
Player of the Week: Marcus Walsh
Team of the Week: NOLA Gold
Player of the Week: Vili Toluta'u
Team of the Week: Utah Warriors
Player of the Week: Brock Staller
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