MATCH PREVIEW: LEGION WELCOME GLENDALE RAPTORS WITH PLAYOFF IMPLICATIONS
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Legion will welcome the Glendale Raptors to town for a telling re-match on Saturday afternoon.
After putting up 45 points in their victory over Austin Elite Rugby in their last game at home, the Legion will look to carry that offensive momentum into Saturday’s match against a high-scoring Raptors team.
Saturday’s rematch has all the potential to feature the same fireworks as the first meeting. The stout Legion defense will be faced with the tough task of shutting down a Glendale backline that features two of the top eight try scorers in the MLR at both wing positions. John Ryberg leads the MLR with nine tries while Harley Davidson is hot on his heels with six. Ryberg also leads the league in try assists with eight while fullback Dylan Taikato-Simpson rounds out both the league leaders and the Raptors’ back three with five.
The Legion currently sit in third place with 36 points in the tables. They trail the second-place Seattle Seawolves, whom they have beaten twice this season by one, and the league leading NOLA Gold by seven points. The forth-place Glendale Raptors trail by 3 points so this game becomes ever more important.
Saturday’s match against Glendale will be broadcast on Fox 5 San Diego and will be streamed on ESPN+ and international viewers can view the game on our Facebook page. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 PM PST.
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The forecast calls for sun and blue skies, come early to enjoy amazing food and beverages from local vendors like @ironfistbrewing Gates Open at 1:00 PM.
Join the Legion Army! Wear your Toga and receive prizes; it’ll be a day filled with fun for everyone!
For the adults, we’re expanding our service to include the entire stadium! For the kids, the Easter Bunny will be making a surprise visit to host an Easter Egg Hunt during half time. Bring your baskets!