Brakeley and Germishuys Get Rewarded for Savage Performances
On Tuesday, Major League Rugby announced their 1st XV for Week Four of the 2020 season. Rugby United New York second row Nate Brakeley and flanker Hanco Germishuys were both named to the team for their performances on the road in Houston.
Brakeley being named to 1st XV is a common occurrence at this point. Selectors have no choice but to include him after the shifts he puts in week after week. He had 28 tackles against the Sabercats, and for the second consecutive week he arrived at 50+ rucks. Brakeley makes it a threepeat after being selected for the 1st XV in Weeks Two and Three as well.
In his first start as a Rooster, Hanco Germishuys gave the fans a glimpse of whats in store for the rest of the season. The beast was unleashed on both offense and defense. He led RUNY in meters gained (169) and made 17 tackles, good enough for third on the team. The gallop he had in the video below was one of the highlights from the recent signee’s impressive night.
Brakeley, Germishuys, and the rest of the Roosters continue their streak of away games as they travel out to San Diego for a match against the San Diego Legion (4-0). The Legion currently sit atop both the Western Conference and League standings with 19 points. The game kicks off Sunday at 7 PM EST on ESPN+.
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