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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

PRO Rugby POTW, Standings, & Scoring Leaders

Photo: Michael Kreizenbeck
Another week and another string of exciting matches in PRO Rugby. Denver beat Sacramento at Bonney Field while San Diego beat Ohio on a last minute try. To help you get caught up we name our Player of the Week, check in with the standings, attendance, and point leaders.

Player of the Week: Charlie Purdon

There was once again a number of good candidates for player of the week. Hanco Germishuys made his debut for Denver over the weekend and promptly picked up two tries. Max De Achaval also showed his worth with a brace of his own. Then you have the play of Jamie Mackintosh and Sebastian Kalm with Ohio. However, for us it was all about heroics and that means Charlie Purdon. The scrumhalf showed great rugby awareness to sneak around the corner for the winning try on Sunday but he did more than just that. He came in and helped run the team and push hard to come back and win in the second half. If healthy he is going to help San Diego for the rest of the season.

Take the jump to read more.

Standings

Thanks to their win over Sacramento Denver have kept their top spot in the standings. They also have the best point differential with +48 although Ohio are right behind them at +47. With their win over Ohio San Diego have moved into second place. They are just three points behind Denver. Those two teams, along with Ohio are starting to separate themselves from Sacramento and San Francisco. That gap can get bigger this week as Sacramento head to Ohio and San Francisco head to Denver.

Defensively Denver still have the lead having given up 60 points. Ohio are not far behind. San Diego are the highest scoring team at 123 or 30.75 a match. San Francisco have given up the most points.

Team Record (W-L-D) PF PA PD BP Points
Denver
4-0-0
108
60
+48
2
18
San Diego
3-0-1
123
99
+24
3
15
Ohio
2-0-2
115
68
+47
4
12
Sacramento 
1-0-3
85
128
-43
1
5
San Francisco
0-4-0
93
169
-76
1
1

Attendance

We need to remind folks that these are not official attendance numbers. These are based on the best information that we have and the odds are that our numbers are off. As things stand Sacramento lead the league in attendance with San Diego not far behind. Both have had three home matches. Denver and Ohio have each topped 2000 but have only had one home match a piece. This weekend will be a big indicator for both.


Game 1
2
3
4
5
6
Average
Denver
2300





2300
Ohio
2000





2000
Sacramento
3400
~2000
~2000



2466
San Diego
2500
2000
~2000



2166
San Francisco
~1700
~1500
~700



1300






League Avg:
2046

Point Leaders

Kurt Morath only added to his point tally over the weekend. He now has a 21 point lead over Volney Rouse who had the weekend off. Will Magie and Mirco Bergmasco also picked up points and sit third and fourth respectively. JP Eloff is tied with Sebastian Kalm for fifth but he's out for the foreseeable future. Kalm is now the sole league leader in tries with four.

Scoring Leaders
Total
Kurt Morath (San Diego)
56
Volney Rouse (San Francisco)
35
Will Magie (Denver)
30
Mirco Bergamasco (Sacramento)
25
JP Eloff (Ohio)
20
Sebastian Kalm (Ohio)
20
4 Tied
15
Niku Kruger
13
8 Tied
10
Robbie Shaw 
8
27 Tied
5
Martini Talapusi
3
Kalei Konrad
2

Try Scorers
Total
Sebastian Kalm
4
Spike Davis
3
Phil Mackenzie
3
David Tameilau
3
Mike Te’o
3
Mason Baum 
2
Logan Collins
2
Max De Achaval
2
JP Eloff
2
Filippo Ferrarini
2
Zach Fenoglio
2
Cecil Garber
2
Hanco Germishuys
2
Ollie Kilifi
2
Niku Kruger
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
Ryan Koewler
1
Chad London
1
Jamie Mackintosh
1
Ata Malifa
1
Robert Meeson
1
Jope Motokana
1
Jack O’Hara
1
Charlie Purdon
1
Michael Reid
1
Chris Saint
1
Siupeli Sakalia
1
Roland Suniula
1
Sione Tuihalamaka
1
Pedrie Wannenburg
1
Nick Wallace
1

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