By Zane Miller
On Sunday, August 1st, 2021, the LA Giltinis defeated Rugby ATL in the 2021 MLR Final to win the third championship in Major League Rugby history. It was the first championship for the Giltinis franchise, as Giltinis back Matt Giteau won the MLR Final MVP award. The match was held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.
LA Giltinis back Angus Cottrell scored the most tries during the season with 11, while Houston SaberCats back Sam Windsor scored the most total points on the season with 112.
Out of Playoffs: New Orleans Gold (10-5-1, .667), New England Free Jacks (10-6, .625), Austin Gilgronis (9-7, .563), Old Glory DC (6-9-1, .400), San Diego Legion (6-10, .375), Toronto Arrows (5-11, .313), Seattle Seawolves (4-12, .250), Houston SaberCats (2-14, .125)
Out in first round: Utah Warriors (L 17-13 to Giltinis), Rugby United New York (L 10-9 to Rugby ATL)
Links to stats database: https://www.scoreboard.com/rugby-union/usa/major-league-rugby-2021/
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