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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

2018 MLR Weekly Honors

Week 1

Team of the Week: Seattle Seawolves

Player of the Week: Phil Mack

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