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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

PRO Rugby POTW, Standings, & Scoring Leaders

Photo: Connie Hatfield
It's Wednesday so it's time once again to name of PRO Rugby Player of the Week, standings, attendance, and scoring leaders.

Player of the Week: Volney Rouse

It would have been very difficult to pick a player not on San Francisco this week. Tim Stanfill, Taku Ngwenya, and Kurt Morath would have been good options for San Diego but with San Francisco picking up their first win we had to go with someone from the Bay Area. Mils Muliaina was a difference maker on his debut but for us our player of the week is Volney Rouse. San Francisco did well to continually put points up on the board when his team needed it, even in difficult wind at time. If Rouse had been off on the day it would have changed the whole dynamics of the match and it might not have turned out in San Francisco's favor. He's been plugging along as a solid player for St. Mary's and Golden Gate for years and now in PRO Rugby he's getting an opportunity to shine for a wider audience. It's well deserved.

Take the jump to read more.

Standings

There are some changes in the table this weekend. Denver were idle and keep their spot at the top but they are the only team to keep their place. San Diego moved into second place thanks to their win over Sacramento. They are now three points behind Denver with the two squaring off this weekend. Ohio could have leapfrogged San Diego had they been able to beat San Francisco but that obviously didn't happen. For the first time on the season San Francisco are off the bottom of the table. Their bonus points have finally come to help them. They can create even more separation if they beat Sacramento in two weeks.

In terms of scoring Ohio are still at the top with 30.83 per match. San Diego and San Francisco are now tied for second albeit with one more game played than Denver. On the defensive end Denver lead the way. San Diego and Ohio are close together while Sacramento are now pushing San Francisco for given up the most points.

Team Record (W-L-D) PF PA PD BP Points
Denver
5-0-0
149
97
+52
3
23
San Diego
4-1-0
165
122
+45
4
20
Ohio
3-3-0
185
120
+65
5
17
San Francisco
1-5-0
165
230
-65
4
8
Sacramento
1-5-0
125
222
-97
1
5

Attendance

The league average has dipped below 2000 for the first time. As always that should come with a big asterisk due to a lack of concrete numbers. Memorial Day took out some of the crowds this weekend and contributed to another lackluster showing by San Francisco. Memorial Day and Mother's Day haven't helped but the team is struggling at the gate. Denver, Sacramento, and San Diego have all been strong with crowds of at least 2000. It's plausible that as Denver, Ohio, and Sacramento have more home matches the league average increases.


Game 1
2
3
4
5
6
Average
Denver
2300
2346




2323
Ohio
2000
1500




1750
Sacramento
3400
~2000
~2000



2466
San Diego
2500
2000
~2000
~2000


2125
San Francisco
~1700
~700
~700



1033






League Avg:
1939.4

Scoring Leaders

Kurt Morath is still the points leader halfway through the competition. Even though he came off the bench last weekend he was still able to add 12 points to his total. However, he's got company. After a big day (as noted above) Volney Rouse is now only one point behind Morath. Mirco Bergamasco is still within touching distance as well. 

In terms of tries, Sebastian Kalm picked up another couple of tries over the weekend to increase his season total to 6. That's more than one a match. Spike Davis and David Tameilau are next followed by Filippo Ferrarini. 

Scoring Leaders
Total
Kurt Morath (San Diego)
68
Volney Rouse (San Francisco)
67
Mirco Bergamasco (Sacramento)
45
Will Magie (Denver)
41
Sebastian Kalm (Ohio)
35
Shaun Davies (Ohio)
30
Spike Davis (Ohio)
25
David Tameilau (San Francisco) 
25
JP Eloff (Ohio)
20
Filippo Ferrarini
20
7 Tied
15
Niku Kruger
13
10 Tied
10
Robbie Shaw 
10
Kalei Konrad
9
31 Tied
5
Martini Talapusi
3
Try Scorers
Total
Sebastian Kalm
6
Spike Davis
5
David Tameilau
5
Filippo Ferrarini
4
Zach Fenoglio
3
Jacob Finau
3
Pila Iongi
3
Ollie Kilifi
3
Chad London
3
Phil Mackenzie
3
Mike Te’o
3
Orene Ai’i
2
Mason Baum 
2
Logan Collins
2
Max De Achaval
2
JP Eloff
2
Cecil Garber
2
Hanco Germishuys
2
Matt Hughston
2
Niku Kruger
2
Jamie Mackintosh
2
Charlie Purdon
2
Volney Rouse
2
Tim Stanfill
2
Michael Al-Jiboori
1
Ray Barkwill
1
Tom Bliss
1
Garrett Brewer
1
Nikola Bursic
1
Hubert Buydens
1
Pierce Dargan
1
Dylan Fawsitt
1
Sam Finau
1
Alec Gletzer
1
Ryan Koewler
1
Ata Malifa
1
Robert Meeson
1
Jope Motokana
1
Mils Muliaina
1
Taku Ngwenya
1
Nemia Qoro
1
John Quill
1
Jack O’Hara
1
Michael Reid
1
Casey Rock
1
Chris Saint
1
Siupeli Sakalia
1
Andrew Suniula
1
Roland Suniula
1
Kyle Sumsion
1
Sione Tuihalamaka
1
Pedrie Wannenburg
1
Nick Wallace
1
Luke White
1
Christian Wiessing
1

2 comments:

  1. For the average attendances, you have four attendance figures listed for San Francisco but they've only hosted three games so far.

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    1. Thanks. The repeat was taken care of. Thanks!

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