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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

PRO Rugby POTW, Standings, & Scoring Leaders


It's time once again to take a look around the PRO Rugby standings, attendance, and point leaders as well as name our Player of the Week.

Player of the Week: Will Magie

It was once again a week in PRO Rugby in which there were a lot of players to choose from for our Player of the Week. Denver themselves had several strong choices but for us Will Magie was the big standout. Not only did he have a great day from the boot in terms of putting up points but he also showed great class on a couple of grubber's that led directly to tries. Overall, it's not just the match against San Diego, but it's been a string of matches that has seen Magie excel. He's one of the players that have really adapted to the competition and helped themselves. It wouldn't shock us to see him get an Eagles call-up at some point.

Standings

Ohio are still at the top of the table and will be there for at least another week. Entering the week then needed to pick up a bonus point win over Sacramento and they did just that. They now sit on 42 points with only one match remaining. Denver also needed to earn a bonus point win, which they did. With two matches in hand they sit six points behind Ohio. We are still on track for a winner-take-all match to finish the season.

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Denver also saw a big improvement in their offense over the weekend. They've struggled to pick up bonus points this season--hence why Ohio is right there despite having two more losses--but that wasn't a problem against San Diego. They are now averaging 32 points a game. That is still behind Ohio's remarkable 40 points per match.

Defensively, both Ohio and Denver have slipped a little but not like San Diego. They have now given up the second most points in the competition although they have played one more match than both San Francisco and Sacramento. San Diego average 32.8 points given up per match. That defense is largely to blame for their now five match losing streak. It's still going to be difficult for either San Francisco or Sacramento to catch San Diego in the standings but it's still odd to think of the Breakers potential finishing at the bottom of the table after their strong start.

Team Record (W-L-D) PF PA PD BP Points
Ohio
8-3-0
444
248
+196
10
42
Denver
8-1-0
288
204
+84
4
36
San Diego
4-6-0
282
328
-46
7
23
San Francisco
2-7-0
228
363
-135
4
12
Sacramento
2-7-0
212
311
-99
3
11

Attendance

As always these numbers should be taken as guesses at best. These are not official numbers and we're purely going off our own estimations. 

The two strongest teams in terms of attendance had matches over the weekend but each team had their lowest crowd of the season. The California State Fair proved to be more of a distraction than help to the Express while the hot temperatures in Denver continue to make an impact. Still, Sacramento has kept their average above 2000 while Denver is just barely below. The overall league attendance has now dropped to just below 1700. 


Game 1
2
3
4
5
6
Average
Denver
2300
2346
2000
1750
1500

1979
Ohio
2000
1500
1250
1250
750

1350
Sacramento
3400
2000
2000
1500


2225
San Diego
2500
2000
2000
2000
1500
1500
1916
San Francisco
1700
700
700
700


950






League Avg:
1684

Scoring Leaders

Kurt Morath wasn't able to add to his point lead over the weekend as he came out early with an injury. Second place Volney Rouse didn't add to his total either as San Francisco had the weekend off. Third place Will Magie did earn points and now has 81 on the season. Four behind is Mirco Bergamasco who is just one point ahead of Shaun Davies. Spike Davis is the first non-kicker on the list with a whopping 70 points. That is what happens when you lead the league with 14 tries. 

Scoring Leaders
Total
Kurt Morath (San Diego)
117
Volney Rouse (San Francisco)
90
Will Magie (Denver)
81
Mirco Bergamasco (Sacramento)
77
Shaun Davies (Ohio)
76
Spike Davis (Ohio)
70
Sebastian Kalm (Ohio)
50
David Tameilau (San Francisco) 
35
Filippo Ferrarini
30
Robbie Shaw 
33
Kalei Konrad
24
JP Eloff (Ohio)
20

Try Scorers
Total
Spike Davis
14
Sebastian Kalm
10
David Tameilau
7
Zach Fenoglio
6
Filippo Ferrarini
6
Alex Elkins
5
Max De Achaval
4
Dylan Fawsitt
4
Hanco Germishuys
4
Jamie Mackintosh
4
Dom Waldouck
4
Pedrie Wannenburg
4
Orene Ai’i
3
Jacob Finau
3
Riekert Hattingh
3
Langilangi Haupeakui
3
Pila Iongi
3
Ollie Kilifi
3
Ben Leatigaga
3
Chad London
3
Phil Mackenzie
3
Kyle Sumsion
3
Mike Te’o
3
Mason Baum 
2
Tom Bliss
2
Logan Collins
2
Pierce Dargan
2
JP Eloff
2
Cecil Garber
2
Mike Garrity
2
Ahmed Harajly
2
Matt Hughston
2
Martin Knoetze
2
Kalei Konrad
2
Niku Kruger
2
Jack O’Hara
2
Zach Pangelinan
2
Charlie Purdon
2
Volney Rouse
2
Tim Stanfill
2
Christian Wiessing
2
Michael Al-Jiboori
1
Kyle Baillie
1
Ray Barkwill
1
Garrett Brewer
1
Nikola Bursic
1
Hubert Buydens
1
Peter Dahl
1
Cam Falcon
1
Sam Finau
1
Bill Fukofuka
1
Alec Gletzer
1
Pono Haitsuka
1
Michael Haley
1
Taylor Howden
1
Cody Jerabek
1
Epi Kalemani
1
Toke Kefu
1
Ryan Koewler
1
Jeremy Lenaerts
1
Peter Malcolm
1
Ata Malifa
1
Lynton Mare
1
Ryan Matyas
1
Robert Meeson
1
Shane Moore
1
Jope Motokana
1
Mils Muliaina
1
Taku Ngwenya
1
Nemia Qoro
1
John Quill
1
Michael Reid
1
Casey Rock
1
Chris Saint
1
Siupeli Sakalia
1
Andrew Suniula
1
Roland Suniula
1
Timana Tahu
1
Lagakali Tavake
1
Joe Taufete’e
1
Sione Tuihalamaka
1
Nick Wallace
1
Luke White
1

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