Tuesday, July 24, 2018

USARL Week 10 Recap

By Elie Mpovie

Tenth week of American rugby league’s National Premiership saw teams make and miss playoff spots, tries, drama and even a rare high scoring draw, five matches and ten teams played with overall league league leaders, the Brooklyn Kings with a bye for the weekend .

We’ll start the final week of matches in the Northern Conference, as three matches that were played. The Boston Thirteens and Northern Virginia Eagles squared off in a crucial battle with playoff implications, oddly after 80 minutes and ten tries scored, the match between the two ended in a 30-all draw and confusingly knocking out Northern Virginia Eagles from finals and sending Boston through.

Up next, White Plains Wombats, who’s been much of a sleeper team took on the Delaware Black Foxes in New York. The Wombats scored early and often as they went on to post the victory,ten tries all up - their scorers were Thomas Stevenson (2), Jaime Abbas (2), George Reis (2), CJ Cortalano, Brock Duncan, Dylan Booth and Jack Smith. The Wombats cruised to a 60-8 victory and sealing up the third seed for the playoffs.

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The game of the weekend involved the Philadelphia Fight who has already qualified against the New York Knights in big need for a win. The New York Knights edged the Fight 24-20 Saturday evening at Pier 40 in New York with a late try. The Knights finished 3-3, the Fight are the second seed with a 4-2 record and the Knights with the fourth seed.

Down South saw two matches as Jacksonville Axemen (5-0) continued to hang on to the number one seed and a tighter grip for the minor premiership as they defeated Southwest Copperheads (0-5) 62-10. Atlanta and Tampa met for a shot at the second and a home game in the playoffs, but the champions deemed to be too strong for Tampa as they scored nine tries to win 56-0.

Brooklyn and Jacksonville are both undefeated but Axemen can win minor premiership with win next weekend, Philadelphia, NY, Boston, Delaware and White Plains are set for the North playoffs.

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