MLR Announces Championship Series First XV
July 9, 2018 - Major League Rugby (MLR) News Release
SALT LAKE CITY - The 2018 MLR Champions Seattle Seawolves capped off an exciting inaugural season with a thrilling 23-19 victory over the Glendale Raptors. The League has announced the Championship Series First XV from the Playoff and Championship matches. The Seawolves are represented by a league-high seven players.
Loosehead Prop, Blake Rogers, Glendale Raptors
Hooker, Pat Blair, San Diego Legion
Tighthead Prop, Tim Metcher, Seattle Seawolves
Left Lock, Dakota O'Neill, Glendale Raptors
Right Lock, Cam Polson, Seattle Seawolves
Blindside Flanker, Dylan Fawsitt, Glendale Raptors
Openside Flanker, John Quill, Glendale Raptors
No 8., Riekert Hattingh, Seattle Seawolves
Scrum-half, Phil Mack, Seattle Seawolves
Fly-half, Will Magie, Glendale Raptors
Blindside Wing, Peter Tiberio, Seattle Seawolves
Inside Center, Shalom Suniula, Seattle Seawolves
Outside Center, William Rasileka, Seattle Seawolves
Openside Wing, Tonata Lauti, Utah Warriors
Fullback, Joe Pietersen, San Diego Legion
Seattle's Vili Toluta'u was named Most Valuable Player. Toluta'u put forth a strong 70-minute effort as the bedrock of the 'SeaWall.' The flanker was always in the mix jackalling the ball in the ruck, finding a Glendale ball-carrier to tackle and placing his teammates in a position to gain the upper hand and achieve victory. Toluta'u was presented with an American-made Shinola watch from Commissioner Dean Howes.
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