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Monday, March 26, 2018

San Diego Down Austin On Debut


The San Diego Legion played their first pre-season match on Sunday beating Austin Elite 32-24 on the road. It was also the first game of the year for the Austin Elite. The Legion went up first on a penalty and soon added a Cam Dolan try to lead 10-0. Mason Pedersen would cut into the lead with an unconverted try of his own. However, Pat Blair would add to the front-row try fest as the Legion would lead 18-5 at the break. In the second half Austin would go on a bit of a run with Pedersen, Timothy Guillimin, and Deon Minnaar all scoring to temporarily put Austin in front 19-18. Still, Austin would score twice to give them a lead they wouldn't relinquish despite Austin scoring once more. Up next for Austin is a home and away pre-season series against the NOLA Gold.

San Diego

Forwards: Gilbert Covey, Pat Blair, Josh Zamudio, Albert Harmon, Cam Dolan, Chris Turori, Derrick Broussard, Mungo Mason

Backs: Nate Augspurger, Tadhg Leader, Nick Evans, Ben Cima, Anthony Salaber, Taku Ngwenya, Dylan Audsley

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Bench: Tony Purpura, Malaetasi Toilolo, Ryan Walls, Devin Short, Sione Tuihalamaka, Nick Boyer, Cody Melphy, Faitala Talapusi

Austin

Forward: Tim Fitzgerald, Chris Schade, Mason Pedersen, Ben Mitchell, Kyle Breitenbach, Pita Naruma, Hanco Germishuys, Deon Minnaar

Backs: Michael Reid, Timothee Guillimin, Reece Czarnecki, Andrew Suniula, Sani Taylor, Vetakina Malafu, Sione Fangaiuiha

Bench: David LeMasters, Siaosi Finau, Robert Drummond, Dylan Goulding, Knute O'Donnell, Pat Sullivan, Joedee Reyes, Alex Faison-Donahoe. 

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