San Diego Legion Named Major League Rugby Team of the Week


San Diego Legion Named Major League Rugby Team of the Week

Glendale Raptors’ Harley Davidson Named Player of the Week


SALT LAKE CITY (June 10, 2018) – 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 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 that 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:

  1. Loosehead Prop, Chris Schade, Austin Elite
  2. Hooker, Dylan Fawsitt, Glendale Raptors
  3. Tighthead Prop, Nathan Sylvia, San Diego Legion
  4. Left Lock, Ben Mitchell, Austin Elite
  5. Right Lock, John Sullivan, NOLA Gold
  6. Blindside Flanker, Zach Fenoglio, Glendale Raptors
  7. Openside Flanker, Nakai Penny, Seattle Seawolves
  8. No 8., Kyle Sumsion, Houston SaberCats
  9. Scrum-half, Nick Boyer, San Diego Legion
  10. Fly-half, Maximo De Achaval, Glendale Raptors
  11. Blindside Wing, Ryan Matyas, San Diego Legion
  12. Inside Center, Shalom Suniula, Seattle Seawolves
  13. Outside Center, William Rasileka, Seattle Seawolves
  14. Openside Wing, Alex Elkins, Houston SaberCats
  15. 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: Harley Davidson


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About MLR

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