Seawolves Beat Toronto with Staunch Defensive Effort, Win 50th Franchise Match
TUKWILA WA (February 6, 2022) – The Seattle Seawolves hosted the Toronto Arrows in the final match of the Major League Rugby 2022 Week 1 competition. After falling to the Arrows in 2021 at Toronto’s temporary location in Atlanta, Georgia, the team had not forgotten the tough road trip and it showed. Two tries from the Seawolves backline, 11 points off the foot of flyhalf AJ Alatimu, and a showcase of staunch defense from the entire team earned Seattle the win, 21-8.
• Seattle Seawolves became the first MLR franchise to play their 50th MLR match
• Six Seawolves made their MLR debut against the Toronto Arrows: Dan Kriel, Dewald Donald, Duncan Matthews, Martin Iosefo, and Tavite Lopeti
• Seattle’s ‘Seawall’ defense was back in full form, holding the Canadian side to a single try and one penalty kick
• Seattle earned four points in the League table, heading into Week 2 in the number three spot of the Western Conference
Conversions (2 points):
Flyhalf AJ Alatimu – (29’) 1/2
Penalties (3 points):
Flyhalf AJ Alatimu (5’, 9’, 48’) 3/3
The Seattle Seawolves have a quick turnaround into Week 2, hosting Western Conference rival Utah Warriors at Starfire Stadium Thursday, February 10 at 7:30 PM. There will be a women’s Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union curtain raiser match before the main event presented by BECU. Seattle versus Utah will be broadcast on ROOT SPORTS regionally and streamed online on The Rugby Network. Half-season memberships, single match tickets, and group tickets are on sale now at www.tickets.seawolves.rugby.
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