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Yep, plenty of competitions to play in even with one less Super Rugby team in Australia.

Aussie abroad: Paddy Ryan

The Brumbies and Reds games definitely absorbed me last weekend. They now need to back these performances up…

The Wrap: Sparkling Brumbies lay down challenge to Australian rugby fans

It does seem like a long time ago that Foley had his best moments–the Twickenham try, the Murrayfield kick, the Super Rugby title-winner…four, four and five years ago to be exact. Time to move on.

Two 7’s clearly wasn’t working last year. Australia need some more beef in their pack to give them go forward.

Hooper was excellent off the bench earlier in his career. He could be again.

The Wallabies need to drop some of their Waratahs stalwarts

Dombrandt’s body is still being chiselled, but he knows how to use what he’s got. Indeed, so many good, young loose forwards in England.

Alex Dombrandt has been a ‘standout’ in his rookie season says Harlequins boss Gustard

Sorry Neil. The secret’s out!

Alex Dombrandt has been a ‘standout’ in his rookie season says Harlequins boss Gustard

Check Facebook, as apparently there are broadcasts via the site, and ESPN (If you have access).

Major League Rugby Season 2 is ready to be unleashed

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Major League Rugby Season 2 is ready to be unleashed

Thanks for your comments, Carlos.

Eight of the nine teams have squads wlth predominantly USA players (max. 10 foreigners). The exception is the Toronto Arrows who are mostly Canadian.

The MLR Commissioner was adamant when interviewed last year that they were committed to a “domestic league”. The outsiders are a boost, but the local boys will need to deliver the goods if the competition is to be successful.

FYI I’m an independent writer with an interest in rugby all over the world.

Major League Rugby Season 2 is ready to be unleashed

Based in Sydney.

Major League Rugby Season 2 is ready to be unleashed

I agree that tha standard of play would be lower than Australia.

The league, though, is establishing a solid base and could grow into a strong one in the years to come.

Major League Rugby Season 2 is ready to be unleashed

Thanks for the Comments!

Yes, they’re getting stronger and stronger at 15’s, but they’re in the toughest pool at this year’s RWC.

They won the London 7’s in 2015 and Las Vegas in 2018. They’ve been pretty solid in the shortened version for the past five years.

They are an intriguing nation to follow all round!

Major League Rugby Season 2 is ready to be unleashed

The Aussie pack needs an enforcer like Skelton; somebody who is physical in tackles and at the breakdown. He would also strengthen up the scrum. Indeed, he would not improve the lineout situation, which would remain a problem.

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt