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San Diego Legion Named Major League Rugby Team of the Week

June 10, 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 notched a six-try victory against the NOLA Gold on the road, earning the bonus point and securing an MLR Playoff spot during Week 8.

From the opening kick, it was clear the Legion was going to use the positioning battle to win the match, and the 39-22 score resembled that. The Legion spent almost 70 percent of the match in the Gold's territory.

Glendale's Harley Davidson earned Player of the Week honors. Davidson demonstrated his elite ability to finish with three tries against the Houston SaberCats, including a cross-field kick from fly-half Maximo De Achaval for a try.

MLR also announced the First XV:

Loosehead Prop, Chris Schade, Austin Elite

Hooker, Dylan Fawsitt, Glendale Raptors

Tighthead Prop, Nathan Sylvia, San Diego Legion

Left Lock, Ben Mitchell, Austin Elite

Right Lock, John Sullivan, NOLA Gold

Blindside Flanker, Zach Fenoglio, Glendale Raptors

Openside Flanker, Nakai Penny, Seattle Seawolves

No 8., Kyle Sumsion, Houston SaberCats

Scrum-half, Nick Boyer, San Diego Legion

Fly-half, Maximo De Achaval, Glendale Raptors

Blindside Wing, Ryan Matyas, San Diego Legion

Inside Center, Shalom Suniula, Seattle Seawolves

Outside Center, William Rasileka, Seattle Seawolves

Openside Wing, Alex Elkins, Houston SaberCats

Fullback, Cam Troxler, NOLA Gold

For more news and notes from Week 8, visit

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

Week 4

Team of the Week: Glendale Raptors

Player of the Week: Marcus Walsh

Week 5

Team of the Week: NOLA Gold

Player of the Week: Vili Toluta'u

Week 6

Team of the Week: Utah Warriors

Player of the Week: Brock Staller

Week 7

Team of the Week: Austin Elite

Player of the Week: Will Magie

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