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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

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

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