Glendale Raptors Named Major League Rugby Team of the Week
May 14, 2018 - Major League Rugby (MLR) News Release
SALT LAKE CITY - The Glendale Raptors were named the Major League Rugby Team of the Week the league announced today. The Raptors have jumped out to a perfect 4-0 start after a 31-27 win against the San Diego Legion.
Facing a 21-10 deficit in the second half, Glendale used strong defensive pressure paired with timely stops to swing the momentum of the match. Down three with under 10 minutes to play, Raptors' flanker Zach Fenoglio finished off a sequence of phase play with a try and the ensuing conversion proved to be enough for Glendale.
Austin's Marcus Walsh garnered Player of the Week honors. Despite a 41-22 loss at the hands of the Utah Warriors, Walsh's efforts gave the Elite a fighting chance in a rainy affair. Down 15-0, Walsh capped off an impressive offensive possession for Austin's first try of the match. The srcum-half's second try of the match pulled the Elite within five late in the second half during their attempted rally.
MLR also announced the First XV:
Loosehead Prop, Blake Rogers, Glendale Raptors
Hooker, Pat Blair, San Diego Legion
Tighthead Prop, Dolph Botha, San Diego Legion
Left Lock, Matt Jensen, Utah Warriors
Right Lock, Victor Comptat, Austin Elite
Blindside Flanker, Zach Fenoglio, Glendale Raptor
Openside Flanker, Matt Hughston, NOLA Gold
No 8., Sam Figg, Glendale Raptors
Scrum-half, Nick Boyer, San Diego Legion
Fly-half, Will Magie, Glendale Raptors
Blindside Wing, Seth Halliman, Glendale Raptors
Inside Center, Paul Lasike, Utah Warriors
Outside Center, William Rasileka, Seattle Seawolves
Openside Wing, Josh Anderson, Utah Warriors
Fullback, Dylan Audsley, San Diego Legion
For more news and notes from Week 4, 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
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