San Diego Legion Named Major League Rugby Team of the Week
April 30, 2018 - Major League Rugby (MLR) News Release
SALT LAKE CITY - The San Diego Legion were named the Major League Rugby Team of the Week the league announced today. The Legion improved to 1-1, defeating the Utah Warriors, 31-24, at Torero Stadium on Sunday.
San Diego displayed a stark turnaround from Week 1 with improved play from the forward pack controlling the pace and tempo of the match en route to a victory. The Legion found themselves leading 12-0 before 10 minutes had expired from the game clock. Only leading 17-14 at the half, San Diego used a pair of second half tries to extend their lead to 31-17. Utah would make one more run at a comeback, but it was ultimately the home side prevailing in this Week 2 matchup.
Glendale's Zach Fenoglio earned Player of the Week honors. Fenoglio showed off tremendous versatility by starting the match at flanker and finishing at hooker. The Denver native converted a crucial try to help lift the Raptors over the Seattle Seawolves and start the season 2-0.
MLR also announced the First XV:
Loosehead Prop, Sione Tu'ihalamaka, San Diego Legion
Hooker, Ray Barkwill, Seattle Seawolves
Tighthead Prop, Tim Metcher, Seattle Seawolves
Left Lock, Ben Mitchell, Austin Elite
Right Lock, Taylor Krumrei, Seattle Seawolves
Blindside Flanker, Kyle Sumsion, Houston SaberCats
Openside Flanker, Vili Toluta'u, Seattle Seawolves
No 8., Hanco Germishuys, Austin Elite
Scrum-half, Nate Augspurger, San Diego Legion
Fly-half, Sam Windsor, Houston SaberCats
Blindside Wing, Ryan Matyas, San Diego Legion
Inside Center, Paul Lasike, Utah Warriors
Outside Center, William Rasileka, Seattle Seawolves
Openside Wing, Harley Davidson, Glendale Raptors
Fullback, Maximo De Achaval, Glendale Raptors
For more news and notes from Week 2, visit usmlr.com.
2018 MLR Weekly Honors
Team of the Week: Seattle Seawolves
Player of the Week: Phil Mack
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