TORONTO — The Toronto Arrows are Major League Rugby's team of the week after a bonus-point win over the visiting Houston SaberCats.
Toronto led 21-0, before Houston answered with three tries of its own. Arrows lock Mike Sheppard secured the four-try bonus point in the 58th minute and substitute Kainoa Lloyd scored an insurance try as the clock wound down.
Jasa Veremalua of the San Diego Legion, who won rugby sevens gold with Fiji at the 2016 Rio Olympics, was named MLR player of the week after scoring a try in the 46-15 win over Glendale. Veremalua ran for 100 metres with the ball in hand and made 13 tackles.
Fellow Canadians Eric Howard (NOLA Gold) and Nakai Penny (Seattle) joined Toronto's Guiseppe Du Toit and Sheppard in MLR's First XV of Week 13.
The Canadian Press