Browsing: Major League Rugby

Major League Rugby is a professional USA league that will begin in 2018. Teams that will be part of the inaugural season include Austin Elite Rugby, Glendale Raptors, Houston SaberCats, New Orleans Gold, Seattle Seawolves, Utah Warriors, and San Diego.

The Houston SaberCats added Paul Mullen to the team in January 2018. Mullen is a 26 years old tighthead prop, is 6′ tall, and weighs 275 pounds. Mullen is from the Aran Islands, Galway, Ireland. He is USA eligible and has previously played for the USA under-20s in Tbilisi, Georgia at the Junior World Rugby Trophy. Mullen was introduced to rugby at age 13 at the Glenstal Abby School in County Limerick and played there from 2004 through 2009. He then went to The King’s Hospital School in Dublin from 2009-2010 and helped led the team to the Leinster Schools…

Houston SaberCats & Justin Allen The Houston SaberCats signed Justin Allen, a 6’11’, 250-pound lock, for the inaugural 2018 Major League Rugby season. Allen is from Saltmills, Wexford, Ireland, but has played for the USA Under-18s in 2013 in Argentina. He is USA Rugby qualified by his mother. Allen played youth rugby for the Wexford Wanderers, in Wexford, County Wexford for two years before moving and playing in Letterkenny in County Donegal for two seasons. For another two seasons, he was an age grade player for Ulster, playing for the under-15s, under-16s, and under-17s. He also played rugby for Portadown…

Houston SaberCats vs. NYAC Rugby The Houston SaberCats face New York Athletic Club Rugby (NYAC) on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Constellation Field in Sugarland, Texas. The match will kick off at 7 pm CST with Grant Cole and Brett Mills providing both pre-match and match commentary for on MixLr. The Houston SaberCats have a 9-2 record and defeated the Chicago Lions President’s XV last Saturday. This Saturday is designated as First Responders Night. All First Responders showing their ID at the box office will obtain a 20% discount on tickets. Tailgating starts at 3 pm in the stadium parking and…

Seattle Seawolves & Eagles 7s/15s player Peter Tiberio The Seattle Seawolves have signed Seattle Saracen and U.S. National 7’s team center, Peter Tiberio. He is 28 years old, 5’11” tall, and 180 pounds. Tiberio was born in Aurora, Illinois and graduated from Waubonsie Valley High School in Illinois. After graduating high school in 2007, he attended the University of Arizona, where he began playing rugby as a center during his Freshman year. He continued to develop his rugby talent through his graduation in 2011. In 2009 he achieved College All-American honors, touring in Texas and playing against the Texas Rugby…

Seattle Seawolves Release Feb. 15, 2018 Christchurch, New Zealand-based Crusaders to become first Super Rugby team to invest in MLR franchise SEATTLE – The Seattle Seawolves today announced that the Christchurch, New Zealand-based Canterbury Rugby Union, and world-renowned rugby brand, the Crusaders Super Rugby team, have purchased minority ownership in the franchise. Canterbury, a major stakeholder of the Crusaders, has also purchased a minority stake in the Seawolves. The Seawolves are set to kick off their inaugural season at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila on April 22 at 5 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase now at SeattleSeawolves.com. “It’s my absolute…

Major League Rugby & Rugby United New York Rugby United New York will play exhibition matches in 2018 NEW YORK (February 13, 2018) MLR Release– “Rugby United New York (RUNY) will join Major League Rugby as an associate member, the league announced today. New York’s first professional rugby team will play an exhibition schedule in 2018 before playing a full MLR schedule beginning in 2019. “It is a very exciting time for MLR and we are thrilled to welcome Rugby United New York,” said MLR commissioner Dean Howes. “Expanding to the East Coast is an important step for MLR. New…

Houston SaberCats vs. Chicago Lions The Houston SaberCats beat the Chicago Lions President’s XV 61-10 to increase their record to 9-2. Last week they won against the Capital Rugby Union Selects 49-3 and will face New York Athletic Club on Feb. 17. Grant Cole and Brett Mills provided the commentary for the team on MixLr. The Houston SaberCats have had a busy January, defeating James Bay Athletic Association 42-13 on Jan. 27. On Jan. 20, the team lost to the Uruguay National Team 32-24, Jan 13 they lost in the final minutes to the Vancouver Ravens 26-23, and on Jan.…

Houston SaberCats vs. Chicago Lions The Houston SaberCats beat the Capital Rugby Union Selects 49-3 to improve their record to 8-2. They face the Chicago Lions, a perennial Midwest D1 Club power at 7 pm CST Feb. 10 at Constellation Field in Sugarland, Texas. Grant Cole and Brett Mills provided the commentary for the team on MixLr. The Houston SaberCats have had a busy January, defeating James Bay Athletic Association 42-13 on Jan. 27. On Jan. 20, the team lost to the Uruguay National Team 32-24, Jan 13 they lost in the final minutes to the Vancouver Ravens 26-23, and…

Houston SaberCats & Jamie Dever The Houston SaberCats have signed Connacht prop Jamie Dever for the 2018 Major League Rugby season. Dever can play both loosehead and tighthead prop positions. Dever is from Westport, County Mayo, Ireland and is 25 years old. He is 6’1″ and weighs 254 pounds. He joined the SaberCats from Cambridge Rugby Club as an injury replacement for Codi Jones, although he was on the radar for some time. On December 16, he started for the team at loosehead prop in a pre-season 21-5 win against Dallas Rugby. He has since played in the january, 2018…

The Seattle Seawolves announced the signing of Melbourne Rebels’ tighthead prop, Tim Metcher. He is 27 years old, is 5’10” tall and weighs 249 pounds. Tim Metcher was born in Maroubra, Australia, but moved to Coffs Harbour soon after.  He began playing rugby at an early age. In 2011 he joined the Brumbies Academy, was selected captain of New South Wales in the Australian Schools Rugby Championships, was selected for the Australian U-20 national team, and played in the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship in Italy. Metcher played club rugby for the Gungahlin Eagles in 2010, Randwick in 2011, and…

SEATTLE SEAWOLVES PARTNER WITH 3 POINT PRODUCTIONS TO BRING WORLD-CLASS FAN EXPERIENCE TO INAUGURAL PROFESSIONAL RUGBY SEASON Seawolves invest in fan experience by partnering with national leader in production of sports and live entertainment Seattle Seawolves Release In advance of the inaugural 2018 Major League Rugby season, the Seattle Seawolves are pleased to announce a partnership with 3 Point Productions, a national leader in sports and live entertainment production, to bring a world-class game day experience to their fans at Starfire Stadium. With clients including USA Rugby, NBA, Pac-12 and the University of Washington Athletics, 3 Point will blend experience…

Major League Rugby Announces Ram Rugby as Official Ball Sponsor MLR and Ram Rugby sign ball and equipment deal – Release Major League Rugby announced today a multi-year deal with Ram Rugby as its official ball sponsor. A leader in rugby equipment, Ram Rugby will supply custom-branded match balls, training balls and ball bags to all seven MLR teams. With nearly 20 years of industry experience, Ram Rugby and MLR will work closely to increase youth participation in MLR’s local communities. “We are delighted to have partnered with Major League Rugby to become its official ball and equipment provider. It…

Houston SaberCats vs. Capital Rugby Union Selects The Houston SaberCats took a 14-0 lead over the Capital Rugby Union Selects into the break. They then used a strong second half to beat the Selects 49-3 in their tenth pre-season match at Constellation Field in Sugarland, Texas. Grant Cole and Brett Mills provided the commentary for the team on MixLr. The Houston SaberCats have had a busy January, defeating James Bay Athletic Association 42-13 on Jan. 27. On Jan. 20, the team lost to the Uruguay National Team 32-24, Jan 13 they lost in the final minutes to the Vancouver Ravens…

Houston SaberCats vs. Capital Rugby Union Selects The Houston SaberCats will face the Capital Rugby Union Selects in their tenth pre-season match at 7 pm CST at Constellation Field in Sugarland, Texas. Grant Cole and Brett Mills provide the commentary for the team on MixLr. The Houston SaberCats have had a busy January, defeating James Bay Athletic Association 42-13 on Jan. 27. On Jan. 20, the team lost to the Uruguay National Team 32-24, Jan 13 they lost in the final minutes to the Vancouver Ravens 26-23, and on Jan. 6 they won 50-7 against the Seattle Saracens, 50-7. The…

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