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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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