EP93: Major League Rugby Competitive as Ever Through 12 Weeks Ft. George Killebrew and Joe Pietersen
Through 12 weeks of the season, Major League Rugby remains the most competitive league on the field globally. The parity from the top to the bottom of the Eastern Conference will take a Battle Hardened team into the final. A healthy and resurgent San Diego is putting pressure on Austin and Utah. The Warriors find a way to win and hold onto second place in the West ahead of their showdown with the Legion.
Commissioner George Killebrew joins the show to discuss the progress of Major League Rugby over the past twelve weeks and how the league continues to make massive gains commercially off the field. He discusses the purpose of connecting the pathway between collegiate rugby and MLR in the United States as two first round picks have been called into Gary Gold's Eagles squad.
Joe Pietersen, the veteran fly-half who's been around the world has marshalled the San Diego attack around the park for the past three seasons. In 2019 he was runner up to both Player of the Year and Back of the Year awards. He sits down to discuss what keeps him coming back to play for San Diego and about their season so far. At first struggling with injuries and fitness, San Diego are now charging towards the second playoff spot in the West.
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