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USA Rugby Release USA Rugby Board of Directors and Congress vote to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy after exploring all options to tackle ongoing challenges and sustain the financial impact of suspended income due to COVID-19. Existing financial challenges have been accelerated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rugby activities World Rugby to supply financial support package to navigate through filing and continue governance reorganization process with key metrics and controls. USA Rugby will retain operations through Chapter 11 whereby the Board, Governance Restructuring Group and Congress will collaboratively continue the reorganization on an expedited timeline with input from…

Major League Rugby Release DALLAS  [March 19, 2020] – Major League Rugby (MLR) announced that all remaining 2020 matches are cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 global crisis and the health and safety guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “On behalf of MLR and all of our teams, I am saddened to announce that the remainder of the 2020 season is cancelled. We believe it is ultimately the correct decision as we factored in health and safety risks for all parties,” said MLR Commissioner George Killebrew, “I want to ensure our fans that there…

Major League Rugby Release – Suspension effective immediately – DALLAS – [March 12, 2020] – Major League Rugby (MLR) has suspended all matches for 30 days, effective immediately, to assess the impact of COVID-19. The MLR will use this time to determine next steps in regard to the coronavirus pandemic. The league and clubs will communicate strategies for the continuation of the 2020 season when further determinations have been made. Next steps will be based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and other public health authorities. “After discussions with all…

Village Lions Release “Koma came back from Connacht Rugby inspired with ideas from Andy Friend and his coaching colleagues. She has been generous enough to give our club the extra commitment of leading the Men’s XVs program this Spring, and then the Summer Sevens program to follow. This should put the program in great shape for a new head coach in the Fall of 2020, while generating momentum for our Sevens program this Summer.” John Greally, Director of Rugby The Village Lions have formally named Koma Gandy Head Coach for the men’s XVs program through the Spring of 2020. Already…

USA Rugby Release March 5, 2020 Medical Committee encourages athletes and administrators to continue with scheduled competition in all regions of the United States. Dear Members, As concerns grow around the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, it is important that we share information around courses USA Rugby is taking to warrant the safety and wellbeing of its members. USA Rugby fully understands and appreciates the severity of COVID-19 and the potential risk involved. The USA Rugby Medical Committee and Leadership are in close contact with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), USOPC and World Rugby who…

The Major League Rugby Western Conference leaders San Diego Legion defeated Rugby United New York 24-20 at Torero Stadium in a showdown of two of the top teams in the league. The San Diego Legion have distanced themselves from the other Western Conference teams in the standings, while Rugby United New York remains in contention in the very competitive Eastern Conference race. On Sunday, March 15, Rugby United New York will host their first home game at MCU Park with a match between their High School Academy team against the Connacht U17s as an opener. The San Diego Legion travel…

Old Glory DC hosted their second home game of the season on Sunday, March 8 against Rugby ATL. The team emerged with a 31-29 win over Rugby ATL and improved their record to 4-1, which moves them into second place in the MLR Eastern Conference. Rugby ATL fell to 2-3 and is in fifth place. Old Glory DC vs Rugby ATL Match Recap Rugby ATL tested the Old Glory scrum early driving and after Olf Glory was penalized, ATL kicked to touch. A lineout infraction, the third penalty in a row, resulted in a penalty try, 0-7. A yellow card…

The Seattle Seawolves looked for their second straight win when they host the Utah Warriors on Saturday, March 7 at Starfire Sports Complex. The match was a thrilling one with the Utah Warriors not to elect to kick for a potential draw and emerging with a 33-31 win in the 90th minute. Utah improved to 2-2-1 in the Western Conference and are in second place in the Western Conference with 12 points. The Seattle Seawolves fell to 1-4 and are in fourth place with 8 points. The Utah Warriors will have their home opener on Friday at Zions Bank Stadium…

Article Update March 9 The Houston SaberCats hosted Austin Gilgronis for the Texas Cup on Saturday, March 7 at AVEVA Stadium in Houston. The Gilgronis came back in the second half to snatch a 24-20 victory, their first since 2018. Match recaps are on ESPN+and will be on the Major League YouTube Channel later in the week. Houston SaberCats vs Austin Gilgronis Match Recap After some back and forth by both teams, Zach Pangelinan had a strong run down the right wide channel and attacked from a 5-meter lineout after a Gilgronis penalty. After another penalty and a driving maul…

The undefeated 4-0 Major League Rugby Western Conference leaders, San Diego Legion hosts the Eastern Conference second-place 3-1 Rugby United New York in a showdown of two of the top teams in the league. The match will take place at Torero Stadium on Sunday, March 8 with the kickoff is at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT). A national stream is available on ESPN+, with Fox 5 San Diego broadcasting locally. It is also been shown locally on Cox, AT&T, Spectrum Cable: 5, as well as on Dish Cable & DIRECTV: 69. International fans may watch on Major League Rugby…

NOLA Gold defeated the New England Free jacks 31-22 in an Eastern Conference match on Saturday, March 7 at Shrine on Airline. The match was streamed on ESPN+ and NESN+ and broadcast on Cox Sports TV. NOLA Gold vs New England Free Jacks Match Recap Tolu Fahamokioa was a last-minute change in the starters with Donald Brighouse shifting to loosehead prop, Kensuke Hatakeyama moving to tighthead, and Fahamokioa moving to the reserves. Following a Free Jacks box kick, NOLA Gold went through phases after a lineout and then turned over the ball inside New England’s 22-meters. This allowed the Free…

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