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Rugby New York faces Rugby ATL in their final regular-season home match on Sunday, May 22 at 3 pm at JFK Stadium in Hoboken, New Jersey. Tickets are quickly moving for what is expected to be another sell-out crowd. The match will be streamed internationally on The Rugby Network. Preceding the match at noon, the New York City Fire Department plays the New York City Police Department. The teams last played in 2019 before RUNY at MCU Park. Discounted tickets for these two groups may be purchased through this link. The MLR Eastern Conference is nearing the completion of the…

San Diego Legion signed James Hilterbrand for the remainder of the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 32-year-old hooker/prop is 6’0″ and 245lbs. James was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia, and attended Brighton High School. He played age-grade rugby for South Australia Under-16s in 2004 and 2005, for the under-18s in the Australia Schools Championship Division II in 2005 and 2006, as well as the Under-21s, and also represented the Australia Under-18s in 2007. He moved to Sydney and began playing rugby with the Manly Colts in 2008, and then playing in the Shute Shield competition. He also…

San Diego Legion signed Josh Henderson, who played for the USRC Tigers in Hong Kong, for the remainder of the 2022 Major League Rugby season. He arrived two weeks ago due to border controls and visa delays. The 24-year-old flyhalf is 6’0″ and 192 lbs. Josh was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, and attended Strathallan School, where he played rugby, as well as playing for the Glasgow Warriors Under-16s. He also played for Howe of Fife RFC while attending the Scotland Rugby Academy and playing for the Scotland Under-16s. He also played for the Glasgow Hawks, Stade Niçois, a French Federale…

The Utah Warriors received David Beach on loan from Old Glory DC for the remainder of the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old lock is 6’7″ and 255lbs. David played during the preseason for Old Glory DC during 2021 but did not see any regular-season action. David lives in Franklin, PA, and attended Franklin Area High School where he wrestled for the school team. He also played rugby for Presque Isle Rugby Football Club in Erie, PA. He attended Notre Dame College through the 2018-2019 season, played with Stars Rugby XV against the Capital Rugby Union Selects in 2019,…

The Utah Warriors obtained Jeffrey Steele in a trade with Austin Gilgronis for the remainder of the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 29-year-old tighthead prop is 6’0″ and 250 lbs. Jeff Steele signed with Austin Gilgronis after an invitation to train with the team during the preseason at Chula Vista. His performance there, as well as with the AG Outlaws Academy program since Fall 2021, earned a contract with the AGs for the 2022 season and illustrates the success of the pathway from the Outlaws to the MLR team. The Houston SaberCats added Jeffrey Steele ahead of their 2021…

The New England Free Jacks will have Steven Hinshaw back for the remainder of the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old hooker is 6’2″ and 240 lbs. Steven originally signed in 2021 through the 2022 season, but then retired from rugby to pursue a Post Baccalaureate Medicine Program at Tufts University. He continues this program as he returns to play rugby for the remainder of the 2022 season. Steven made four appearances as a reserve during the 2020 season for the Free Jacks and scored his first try for the Free Jacks against Seattle in week 4 at Starfire…

Rugby New York defeated the Seattle Seawolves 30-22 on Sunday, May 15, earning a bonus point in the win. The match was streamed internationally on The Rugby Network. In a preliminary Women’s Premier League match, New York Rugby Club came back from a 19-3 deficit to beat the San Diego Surfers 34-19 to remain undefeated with a 5-0 record. San Diego, who arrived that morning on a red-eye flight, records fell to 2-3. The player costs involved in traveling for WPL matches, necessity also returning home after the match. The WPL was discussed with the referee and USA Women’s Assistant…

Rugby New York hosts the Major League Rugby Western Conference third-place Seattle Seawolves on Sunday, May 15 at 3 pm. The match will be streamed internationally on The Rugby Network. Tickets are still available. A preliminary Women’s Premier League match between the undefeated 4-0 New York Rugby Club and the 2-2 San Diego Surfers will be at noon. Rugby New York with an 8-4 record and 42 points, moved closer to a playoff spot with their win over the Toronto Arrows. They still face the final four weeks of the season playing Seattle and Rugby ATL at home before away…

The Dallas Jackals have added Danny Carlton for the remainder of the 2022 Major League Rugby season with injuries plaguing the team this season. The 33-year-old scrumhalf was part of the coaching staff of the Dallas Harlequins since 2018, first as the Attack and Performance Analyst and then as the Head Coach. He has been training with the Jackals for the last six weeks. Danny may make his MLR debut against the Toronto Arrows, but a context is important when looking at the changing Jackals squad. Complicating the squad decision General MAnager Elaine Vassie said that “6 players can’t travel…

The Toronto Arrows signed Jamie Mackenzie for the remainder of the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 33-year-old Canadian scrumhalf is 5’9″ and 195 lbs. Mackenzie, who did not play in 2021 due to injury, returns to the Arrows from the broadcast booth to help the Arrows push for an Eastern Conference playoff berth. His inclusion will assist the team with the rash of injuries this season for their scrum half’s . Jamie played 111 minutes, starting 2 matches for the Arrows in the pandemic shortened 2020 season. During 2019, Jamie played 336 minutes for the Arrows in 8 matches.…

The. New England Free Jacks signed Serupepeli Vularika for the remainder of the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 32-year-old scrumhalf/ inside center/wing/fullback is 5’5″ and 190 lbs. During the 2021 season, Seru played with the LA Giltinis and then trained with the Fijian Drua. Seru was born and raised in Suva, Fiji. According to the Fiji Times, he attended Assemblies of God High School before transferring to Lelean Memorial School Academy. In addition to school rugby, he played for Airport Rugby Club, Vurikoro, Rewa U20s, and the Nadi U20s. He played rugby sevens for Redrock in 2011 and 2014,…

Rugby New York signed Nehe Rihara Milner-Skudder for the remainder of the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 31-year-old fullback/wing is 5’11”, 200 lbs and joins the team after playing for the Hurricanes. Nehe is from Taihape, New Zealand, and is part of the Maori, Ngati Porou, and Tapuika tribes. He attended Queen Elizabeth College. Nehe began his professional rugby career playing rugby league for the Sydney-based Canterbury Bulldogs Under-20s Holden Cup team in 2009 and 2010 before returning home and playing for Massey University in 2011 and then in the ITM Cup with Manawatu. He would go on to…

The Dallas Jackals obtained Cian Barry in a trade with NOLA Gold for salary cap space for the remainder of the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old utility back (26 in May) is 5’9″ and 170 lbs. He can play both halfback positions, as well as fullback and wing. Cian was drafted by NOLA  Gold in the 2020 Collegiate draft but did not see any regular-season action in 2021. Instead, he played for New Orleans RFC and also played rugby sevens with the Jesters. Cian is from Surrey, England, and attended Epson College before going to U.C.L.A. from 2014-to…

National Collegiate Rugby Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) has finalized a field of 110 teams for the 2022 Collegiate Rugby Championships in New Orleans. Hosted by MLR’s NOLA Gold, the national championship tournament will be played at the Shrine on Airline stadium and adjacent fields over Memorial Day, May 28-30. The three-day Collegiate Rugby Championship will bring together the top teams in the country to compete for national titles across six men’s and women’s divisions, including: Men’s Premier: 32 teamsWomen’s Premier: 16 teamsMen’s Division I Club: 8 teamsWomen’s Division I Club: 11 teams Men’s Division II: 16 teamsMen’s Small College: 28…

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