Week 4 Preview

Photo: Craig Boudreaux.

A break in the 6 nations this weekend means all the focus is on the MLR. RUNY travel to New Orleans to take on the high flying New Orleans Gold. NOLA certainly look like the team to beat so far. NOLA Gold have gained maximum points from their opening 3 games including 3 bonus points. RUNY on the other hand have only played one game in which they beat SD Legion in a tale of two halves down in San Diego in the opening game of the season. RUNY will be hoping they can burst the NOLA bubble and halt their in form backs, most notably JP Eloff who is also the league’s leading points scorer.

Utah Warriors Vs. San Diego Legion
Utah travel to San Diego where the Legion are off the back of a hard won game against Houston SaberCats in which they snatched victory in the final minutes of the game. The Warriors on the other hand got their season off to the perfect start with a win in the opening week of February against bottom of the table Austin Elite. San Diego will be hoping the fine form of South African pair Joe Pietersen and JP Du Plessis continues to win their fourth game in a row.

Glendale Raptors Vs. Austin Elite Rugby
This bottom of the table clash sees both teams without a win although Austin will be the more anxious having lost all three opening games at home. The Raptors will take heart from a spirited comeback against the NOLA Gold in which a significantly improved second half performance saw them challenge the Gold right up the very end. Austin on the other hand will be desperate for a win being a team with more games played than most.

Toronto Arrows Vs. Seattle Seawolves
Toronto on the back of a difficult game against the GOLD on the opening day of the season in January saw themselves just about bounce back in a tight game which saw them beat Austin Elite last weekend. Seattle on the other hand are one from three having lost in the rain soaked game against San Diego Legion in week two and losing to NOLA Gold last weekend. With the Seawolves at home and their backline starting to fire, they will fancy their chances against Toronto.

Photo: Craig Boudreaux.

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