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.

San Diego Legion & Glendale Raptors The San Diego Legion used excellent line speed to disrupt the Glendale Raptors attack. The Legion had the greater possession and beat the previously undefeated Glendale Raptors 23-5 on June 23. With the win, the Legion finished undefeated at home and secured third place in the Major League Rugby playoffs. The playoffs will begin on June 30 at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado. The first semi-final will have the Seattle Seawolves facing the San Diego Legion at 5 pm MT (7 pm ET) and in the second match, the Glendale Raptors against the Utah Warriors at…

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Utah Warriors & Houston SaberCats The Utah Warriors concluded their Major League Rugby regular season against the Houston SaberCats coming back to win 31-27. With the win, the Warriors eliminated Austin Elite Rugby from the playoffs with the Warriors advancing to the playoffs next Saturday at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado. The Warriors opponent will not be known until later this evening. The Warriors have 22 points in the standings with the San Diego Legion meeting the undefeated Glendale Raptors later this evening. The Warriors will claim third place with a Legion loss should they not secure two bonus points.…

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Utah Warriors & Houston SaberCats The Utah Warriors conclude their Major League Rugby regular season against the Houston SaberCats at 2 pm MT (4 pm ET) on June 23. The match is at Zions Bank Stadium and will be broadcast locally on AT&T Sports Network, nationally on ESPN+, and internationally on the Major League Rugby Facebook page. The Warriors need to win, draw, or lose by two or fewer points to gain the playoffs next Saturday, otherwise, Austin Elite Rugby will secure a playoff spot. With a win and a San Diego Legion loss, the Warriors would be the third…

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San Diego Legion & Glendale Raptors The third-place San Diego Legion host the first place Glendale Raptors at Torero Stadium in San Diego on June 23. Kickoff is at 7:30 pm local time (10:30 pm ET). The match will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network. For international viewers, the match will be on the Major League Rugby Facebook page. Both teams will be in the Major League Rugby playoffs next Saturday, June 30 at Infinity Park, Glendale, Colorado. Pending the outcome of the Utah Warriors game against the Houston SaberCats, the final playoff spot will be determined. That team…

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Glendale Raptors & Seattle Seawolves The Glendale Raptors played their final regular season match against the second place Seattle Seawolves at Infinity Park on Saturday, June 16 winning 33-11. With the win, the 7-0 Raptors secured first-place in the Major League Rugby regular season with the 6-2 Seawolves in second. This match may serve as a preview of Major League Rugby Championship that will be held in San Diego on July 7. The Raptors swept the season series, as they won 19-15 during week two. The Raptors still have a match left against the San Diego Legion on June 24…

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San Diego Legion & Austin Elite Rugby The San Diego legion took an 18-3 lead at the break and earned a 31-17 win to move into third place in the Major League Rugby standings, moving Austin Elite Rugby to fourth. Austin Elite has ended their regular season and will now watch anxiously next week’s match between the Utah Warriors and the Houston SaberCats. The Warriors will only need a losing bonus point to claim fourth place. With the Legion win, NOLA Gold Rugby becomes the second team to miss the playoffs. The playoff semi-finals will be held on June 30…

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San Diego Legion & Austin Elite Rugby The San Diego Legion (16 points) face the 3rd place Austin Elite Rugby (18 points) at 5 pm PT (8 pm ET) at Torero Stadium in San Diego on June 17. The winner will be in the Major League Rugby playoffs on June 30 at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado. Both the Legion and Austin will want to control their destiny, so look for an entertaining and very competitive match on Sunday. Austin Elite Rugby defeated the Legion 31-5 on May 26 in Austin. With the USA Men’s Eagles facing Scotland on June…

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Utah Warriors & NOLA Gold Rugby With two wins the Utah Warriors could control their destiny and make the playoffs. The Warriors took an early lead and threatened to break open the match. New Orleans Gold Rugby Club answered back and claimed a thrilling 46-43 win, keeping the team in contention for the playoffs should the San Diego Legion loss Sunday and both the Warriors and Legion lose next Saturday. Both teams gained bonus points, with the Warriors gaining two. NOLA Gold ended the regular season with a 3-5 record with 17 points. The Warriors record fell to 2-5 and…

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Glendale Raptors & Seattle Seawolves First Place Battle The Glendale Raptors play their final regular season match against the second place Seattle Seawolves at Infinity Park on Saturday, June 16 at 7 pm MT. The teams met during the second week of the season in Seattle with theRaptors winning19-15. That was the only loss of the season for the Seawolves. The first-place Raptors (6-0) and the Seawolves (6-1) may serve as a preview of Major League Rugby Championship that will be held in San Diego on July 7. The gates will open to the public at 5 PM. Single game…

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Utah Warriors & NOLA Gold Rugby The Utah Warriors host the New Orleans Gold Rugby Club with both clubs seeking the Major League Playoffs. The Warriors have a 2-4 record and are in 5th place, while NOLA Gold has a 2-5 record and are in 6th place. The race for the final two playoff spots is close with Austin Elite Rugby in 3rd (18 points), San Diego Legion 4th (16 points), Utah Warriors 5th (15 points), and NOLA Gold Rugby 6th (12 points). Only the Houston SaberCats with 10 points have been eliminated from the playoffs. NOLA Rugby will need…

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New Orleans Gold & Glendale Raptors The New Orleans Gold Rugby Club will face the Glendale Raptors in a rematch of one held during the pre-season. The stakes are higher for NOLA GOLD as the team is in fifth place with 12 points in the Major League Rugby standings with Austin Elite Rugby in third place with 17 points and the Utah Warriors in fourth with 15. Meanwhile, the Glendale Raptors after back-to-back bye weeks, are in second place with the Seattle Seawolves the top-ranked team. The Raptors, however, remain the only undefeated squad. It is First Responders Night for…

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Houston SaberCats & Seattle Seawolves The Houston SaberCats will play the Major League Rugby first place team, the Seattle Seawolves on June 2 at Dyer Stadium at 8 pm CDT (9 pm ET). The SaberCats need to win their final three matches to have a chance at the playoffs. Tickets may still be purchased for the match. Students, teachers, and school staff get 15% OFF TICKETS for the SaberCat’s last home game and you may buy one adult ticket and get one kid’s ticket free! Should you not be able to attend, the match will be broadcast nationally on CBS…

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Austin Elite Rugby & Utah Warriors Austin Elite Rugby hosts the Utah Warriors on June 1 at Round Rock Multipurpose Complex with the kickoff at 8 pm CDT (9 pm ET). For those not being able to attend, the match is being broadcast locally on AT&T Sports Net, nationally on ESPN+, and internationally on the Major League Rugby Facebook page. Major League Rugby Standings Leading the MLR standings is the Seattle Seawolves with 21 points. The undefeated Glendale Raptors are in second place with 19 points but have a game in hand over the other League teams. This match pits the…

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Seattle Seawolves & New Orleans Gold The Seattle Seawolves moved into first place in the Major League Rugby standing after defeating New Orleans Gold Rugby Club 55-26 on May 27 at Starfire Stadium. The Seawolves have a 4-1 record and along with the 4-0 Glendale Raptors are likely to make the playoffs as the first two seeds. The June 16 match between these two teams will likely determine the seeding. With the loss, the New Orleans Gold Rugby Club falls to fifth place in the standings with a 2-3 record.  Ausint Elite Rugby is in fourth place with 12 points,…

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