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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

PRO Rugby POTW, Standings, & Scoring Leaders


It's Wednesday and that means it's time once again to name our PRO Rugby Player of the Week and to check in with the standings, scoring leaders, and attendance.

Player of the Week: Kurt Morath

Once again there were a lot of good candidates for our Player of the Week award. Shaun Davies was excellent for Ohio. Here's hoping his injury isn't serious and he gets back out on the pitch soon. David Tameilau was good for his struggling San Francisco side. In the end our choice came down to San Diego's Kurt Morath. A win for San Diego wasn't always clear last Sunday. However, when the team needed to pick up big points Morath was there with his book to continue to click the scoreboard forward in favor of his team. It may not be the flashiest aspect of rugby but it's what wins games.

Standings

Denver continue to hold the top spot even though they had a bye week. With wins both Ohio and San Diego have moved within two points and are tied at 11. That means that any matches between those times are going to swing who finishes first. It's still only three matches for Sacramento and four for San Francisco but they are still off the pace. San Francisco especially has a hole to climb out of.

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Ohio have the best point difference overall. They have a league leadings defense with only 44 points given up. They are second in scoring with 95. San Francisco have struggled defensively, giving up 169 points or 42.25 per match, roughly what Ohio and Denver have given up in three matches.

Team Record (W-L-D) PF PA PD BP Points
Denver
3-0-0
73
47
+26
1
13
Ohio
2-0-1
95
44
+51
3
11
San Diego
2-0-1
99
79
+20
3
11
Sacramento 
1-2-0
72
93
-21
1
5
San Francisco
0-4-0
93
169
-76
1
1



Attendance

These attendance figures need to come with a big asterisk. All of these numbers are approximate using either our best guess or the approximate figure given out by the league. Each team with a second home date has seen a decline in attendance. The big drop offs in both Sacramento and San Francisco came last weekend and that was hurt by Mother's Day, something the league is going to take into consideration next year.


Game 1
2
3
4
5
6
Average
Denver
2300





2300
Ohio
2000





2000
Sacramento
3400
2000




2700
San Diego
2500
2000




2250
San Francisco
1700
1500
700



1300






League Avg:
2110

Point Leaders

We are finally starting to see some separation in the scoring leaders and try scoring leaders. Kurt Morath continues to use his boot effectively for San Diego. He's scored nearly half of his team's points so far this season. Volney Rouse is the best candidate to keep pace at the moment. He's 12 points behind. Will Magie is next 27 points behind Morath. 

Four players have emerged at the top of the try scoring chart. Spike Davis and Sebastian Kalm added their third tries over the weekend. David Tameilau scored a brace to push him near the top while Mikey Te'o added one. Beyond those four there are nine players with two tries a piece. 37 players in total have scored tries. 

Scoring Leaders
Total
Kurt Morath (San Diego)
47
Volney Rouse (San Francisco)
35
Will Magie (Denver)
20
JP Eloff (Ohio)
18
Mirco Bergamasco (Sacramento)
17
JP Eloff (Ohio)
18
4 Tied
15
6 Tied
10
26 Tied
5
Martini Talapusi
3
Niku Kruger
3
Kalei Konrad
2
Try Scorers
Total
Spike Davis
3
Sebastian Kalm
3
David Tameilau
3
Mike Te’o
3
Mason Baum 
2
Logan Collins
2
JP Eloff
2
Filippo Ferrarini
2
Zach Fenoglio
2
Cecil Garber
2
Phil Mackenzie
2
Volney Rouse
2
Orene Ai’i
1
Michael Al-Jiboori
1
Ray Barkwill
1
Tom Bliss
1
Garrett Brewer
1
Nikola Bursic
1
Hubert Buydens
1
Pierce Dargan
1
Jacob Finau
1
Sam Finau
1
Alec Gletzer
1
Pila Iongi
1
Ollie Kilifi
1
Ryan Koewler
1
Niku Kruger
1
Chad London
1
Ata Malifa
1
Robert Meeson
1
Jope Motokana
1
Jack O’Hara
1
Michael Reid
1
Chris Saint
1
Siupeli Sakalia
1
Roland Suniula
1
Pedrie Wannenburg
1
Nick Wallace
1

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for doing this. Very informative!

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