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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

2018 MLR Weekly Honors:

Week 1

Team of the Week: Seattle Seawolves

Player of the Week: Phil Mack

Week 2

Team of the Week: San Diego Legion

Player of the Week: Zach Fenoglio

Week 3

Team of the Week: Austin Elite

Player of the Week: Anthony Salaber

Week 4

Team of the Week: Glendale Raptors

Player of the Week: Marcus Walsh

Week 5

Team of the Week: NOLA Gold

Player of the Week: Vili Toluta'u

Week 6

Team of the Week: Utah Warriors

Player of the Week: Brock Staller

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