Major League Rugby: Rugby New York Secure First Title

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There’s a new name on the MLR shield in 2022, as Rugby New York overcame two-time champions Seattle Seawolves to record a famous victory.

Not only was it New York’s first title, but their win ensured that the shield was heading to an Eastern Conference team for the first time in the league’s history.

Rugby New York claim famous victoryΒ 

Initially, Seattle made a blistering start to the Championship game. The Seawolves scored after three minutes, with the first attacking play.

Quick passing in the middle of the pack and with numbers on their side, the Seawolves found a pocket of space for winger Martin Iosefo to power over the gain line.

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images for Rugby New York)

In a frantic first 10 minutes, New York quickly responded. Using the strength of their forward pack and nimble offloads from a resulting scrum, Will Tucker bamboozled the Seawolves defense, who were low in numbers and too slow to recover, to score five points for the team from the East. Jason Emery added two further points with a successful conversion.

As the game reached the half-hour mark, New York made their move and took the lead for the first time. A fantastic driving maul from a lineout resulted in a penalty try and with it a 14-8 lead.

Former New Zealand All-Black, Andy Ellis (with 28 international caps) had a memorable farewell game. As half-time loomed, Ellis finished off a slick attack with quick passes across the middle-pack too much for the Seawolves’ defense to handle. He found some space and duly made the Seattle defense pay.

Rugby New York took a convincing 22-8 lead into halftime after a slow start.

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images for Rugby New York)

The second half started in a similar fashion to the closing stages of the first. New York took control and in the 56th minute scored the best try of the game.

Once again, Ellis controlled the game like a puppet master at the breakdowns. His nimble footwork and attentive attacking prowess lead to a passage of play worthy of any champions. Pass after pass was met with scintillating attacking movement, finished off by replacement number 17 Nic Mayew, to increase New York’s score to 27-8.

The Seawolves responded five minutes later, with their first points in the second half. As Samuel Israel Matengra powered passed two New York tackles to set himself free for the gain line.

Then, in the 67th minute of play the Seawolves thought they were back in touch to set up a tantalising finish to the game. However, on review, the TMO disallowed the try and the score remained 27-15.

It was inevitable that the league’s all-time leading points scorer was going to have a say in the outcome of the final result. That premonition was met as Sam Windsor finished off a pulsating game with a drop goal to give Rugby New York an unassailable 30-15 lead and hand them their first MLR Championship.

The two outsiders heading into the play-offs put on a show that will be remembered in the MLR history books. In the end, New York, even without top try scorer Ed Fidow, had too much-attacking power on the day for Seattle to handle.

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images for Rugby New York)

If this year’s championship taught us one thing, it’s that MLR is wholly unpredictable and we cannot wait for the next installment in early 2023.

You can catch the highlights of the final on the MLR YouTube channel here.

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The #Bengals may be settling down for the offseason, but with Burrow and Chase they know they’re set offensively for a while. πŸ”₯

This catch had just a 13.4% completion probability. That’s the lowest chance on a 4th-down throw in the last THREE years. 🀯

#NFL | #RuleTheJungle

NFL @NFL

ON 4TH AND 6… JOE TO JA’MARR.

πŸ“Ί: #CINvsKC on CBS
πŸ“±: Stream on NFL+ http://bit.ly/407GjJU

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ί #Agricultores
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ό #WildcatsKJ74

πŸ‡²πŸ‡½ #LosMochis
πŸ‡©πŸ‡΄ #TigresdelLicey

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄ #VaquerosdeMonteria
πŸ‡΅πŸ‡· #IndiosdeMayaguez

πŸ‡»πŸ‡ͺ #LeonesdelCaracas
πŸ‡΅πŸ‡¦ #FederalesdeChiriqui

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the first pitch in the #SerieDelCaribe2023. ⚾️
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/serie-del-caribe-preview-leones-del-caracas-book-final-spot/

After 23 seasons in the #NFL, and despite heavy links with the #49ers, Tom Brady announces his (second) retirement.

Not the way he would’ve wanted to go out, but for a 44-year-old who finished 3rd in passing yards this year, these numbers are sensational. πŸ‘‡

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