Major League Rugby Announces First and Second All-MLR Teams

03-Jul-2018

Major League Rugby Announces First and Second All-MLR Teams

Glendale Raptors lead with league-high seven selections

 

SALT LAKE CITY (July 3, 2018) – After an exciting inaugural regular season of Major League Rugby showcasing the highest level of American professional rugby, the league announced First and Second All-MLR Teams. The top-30 players were picked by selected MLR media members.

 

First Team:

  1. Loosehead Prop, Paul Mullen, Houston SaberCats
  2. Hooker, Zach Fenoglio, Glendale Raptors
  3. Tighthead Prop, Tim Metcher, Seattle Seawolves
  4. Left Lock, Ben Mitchell, Austin Elite
  5. Right Lock, Ben Landry, Glendale Raptors
  6. Blindside Flanker, Vili Toluta'u, Seattle Seawolves
  7. Openside Flanker, Hanco Germishuys, Austin Elite
  8. No 8., Cam Dolan, San Diego Legion
  9. Scrum-half, Phil Mack, Seattle Seawolves
  10. Fly-half, Sam Windsor, Houston SaberCats
  11. Blindside Wing, Tonata Lauti, Utah Warriors
  12. Inside Center, Paul Lasike, Utah Warriors
  13. Outside Center, Ryan Matyas, San Diego Legion
  14. Openside Wing, Harley Davidson, Glendale Raptors
  15. Fullback, Mat Turner, Seattle Seawolves

 

Second Team:

  1. Loosehead Prop, Alex Tucci, Utah Warriors
  2. Hooker, Pat Blair, San Diego Legion
  3. Tighthead Prop, Oli Kilifi, Seattle Seawolves
  4. Left Lock, Matt Jensen, Utah Warriors
  5. Right Lock, Matt Trouville, Houston SaberCats
  6. Blindside Flanker, Peter Dahl, Glendale Raptors
  7. Openside Flanker, Matt Hughston, NOLA Gold
  8. No 8., Sam Figg, Glendale Raptors
  9. Scrum-half, Shaun Davies, Glendale Raptors
  10. Fly-half, Will Magie, Glendale Raptors
  11. Blindside Wing, Josua Vici, Houston SaberCats
  12. Inside Center, Andrew Suniula, Austin Elite
  13. Outside Center, Osea Kolinisau, Houston SaberCats
  14. Openside Wing, Brock Staller, Seattle Seawolves
  15. Fullback, Zinzan Elan-Puttick, Austin Elite

 

The First and Second All-MLR Teams represent the best players from each positional group who consistently demonstrated top play on the pitch throughout the regular season.

 

Number of Selections by Team:

Austin Elite - 4

Glendale Raptors - 7

Houston SaberCats - 5

NOLA Gold - 1

San Diego Legion - 3

Seattle Seawolves - 6

Utah Warriors - 4

 

Individual Statistical Leaders:


Rank Tries Player Team
1 8 Tonata Lauti Utah Warriors
2 6 Harley Davidson Glendale Raptors
3 6 Hanco Germishuys Austin Elite
Rank Score Player Team
1 103 Sam Windsor Houston SaberCats
2 84 Timothee Guillimin Austin Elite
3 65 JP Eloff NOLA Gold
Rank Conversions Player Team
1 22 Sam Windsor Houston SaberCats
2 20 Timothee Guillimin Austin Elite
3 19 Will Magie Glendale Raptors

 

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

 

Week 8

Team of the Week: San Diego Legion

Player of the Week: Harley Davidson

 

Week 9

Team of the Week: Glendale Raptors

Player of the Week: JP Eloff

 

Week 10

Team of the Week: San Diego Legion

Player of the Week: Tonata Lauti

 

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About MLR

MLR is a professional rugby league that launched in April of 2018. It’s an initiative of the American rugby community, in partnership with private investors, who believe that American rugby can thrive at the highest levels: as a commercial enterprise; as an influential player on the international scene; and as a participation sport at the youth and senior level. MLR is the pinnacle of the American rugby, and provides a rallying point for local communities, a focal point for American rugby fans, and an aspirational destination for young athletes.

 

Media Contact:

Major League Rugby: Jessica Kunzer, 801-647-2510, jkunzer@dragonflimedia.com


Photo: Seth McConnell