Tuesday MLR Update – The Western Domination Edition

This past weekend's MLR results bucked a recent trend where the comp's most Western teams had been struggling to travel successfully to Texas and Louisiana.  No such problems this week for the likes of Seattle and San Diego, who both prevailed in the Texas/Louisiana heat and humidity. Equally noteworthy is the fact that those two … Continue reading Tuesday MLR Update – The Western Domination Edition

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Tuesday MLR Update – The Ridiculous Heat and Humidity Edition

Did you happen to notice the geography of this past weekend's MLR games?  Austin, New Orleans and Houston all hosted games.  In June.  All with pre-sundown kickoffs. It was like a contest as to who should be forced to play a match in the most inhospitable of conditions (I think NOLA won).  Is there no … Continue reading Tuesday MLR Update – The Ridiculous Heat and Humidity Edition

Tuesday Update – The Ultimate Embarrassment Edition

We've focused much of the last several weeks on MLR, as we should, but the biggest (most unfortunate) rugby story on Earth from last weekend emanates from Australia's most populous city. Prior to Saturday, on 40 consecutive occasions a New Zealand Super Rugby team had come up against an Australian outfit, and on 40 consecutive … Continue reading Tuesday Update – The Ultimate Embarrassment Edition

The Tuesday (Wednesday) Update – The Around the World Edition

Some scumbag that claims to run this blog has been delinquent on his plan to make multiple postings each week, one MLR-centric, and the other concerning the rest of the rugby planet.  He's an ass. Rather than continue to fight with him, we'll try to cover everything in this here post.  We'll work from local … Continue reading The Tuesday (Wednesday) Update – The Around the World Edition

Monday MLR Update – The Pigeon and the Falcon Edition

We are now two weeks into the existence of a legitimate professional rugby competition in the United States.  As time marches on and more games are played, the relative quality of all aspects of the MLR product take shape. First, the superlatives, aka "the good parts"... Week 2 provided the same spirited play that we … Continue reading Monday MLR Update – The Pigeon and the Falcon Edition

Tuesday Update: The “Only in America” Edition

Unless you've been buried under a Georgian prop for the last week, you know that this past weekend marked the birth of Major League Rugby in America.  So we must cover the most important of the goings-on during MLR's first weekend, starting with: Calling your TV timeouts "water breaks" isn't helping anyone...Also, how dumb do … Continue reading Tuesday Update: The “Only in America” Edition

The Tuesday Update – The Calm Before the Storm Edition

It is rare indeed when any rugby union-based literature can start an update with events from the United States (and unless you're based in the US, you probably still would start elsewhere, but I digress), but for this week and next, the opening weekend of Major League can and does take rugby's center stage in … Continue reading The Tuesday Update – The Calm Before the Storm Edition