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In the third match of the Cara Cup, the New England Free Jacks lost to Ulster A 43-15 on Sunday, March 24 at Union Point Sports Complex in Weymouth, MA. In the first match, the Connacht Eagles defeated the New England Free Jacks 38-7. The second had the Connacht Eagles beating the Ulster Ravens 44-21. Ulster will return to Ireland and the Free Jacks will wait to face Munster A on April 6 at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, MA. Match Recap Ulster struck first in the 10th minute with a try from hooker Zack McCall, who was named…

Rugby United New York defeated the Glendale Raptors 31-19 at MCU Park in Brooklyn on Sunday, March 24 and moved into second place in the MLR standings. Next Saturday, March 30, Rugby United New York will travel to San Antonio, Texas to play Austin Elite Rugby at Toyota Field. The Glendale Raptors will host NOLA Gold at Infinity Park. Match Recap The Glendale Raptors had the first scoring opportunity after a penalty by Rugby United New York but elected to kick to touch instead of at goal. (This would be the pattern of both teams in trying to score tries.)…

The third match of the Cara Cup will feature the New England Free Jacks vs the Ulster Ravens on Sunday, March 24 at Union Point Sports Complex in Weymouth, MA. Kickoff is at 6:30 pm and the match is being broadcast on NESNplus. In the first match, the Connacht Eagles defeated the New England Free Jacks 38-7. The second had the Connacht Eagles vs Ulster Ravens/ Ulster will return to Ireland and the Free Jacks will wait to face Munster A on April 6 at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, MA. Match Comments New England Free Jacks Head Coach…

The New England Free Jacks have added Quentin Newcomer for the 2019 season. The 22-year-old tighthead prop is 6’1″ and 247 lbs. Quentin lives in Fairfax, Virginia and attended Oakton High School in Oakton, Virginia. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University from 2015-2018, majoring in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Quentin began playing rugby two years ago with Steamboat Springs Rugby Club. He played with them the last two seasons in the Rocky Mountain Summer League. He also played for James River Rugby Club. He previously played loosehead prop and his ability to play either side will make him an asset…

The New England Free jacks have added Simon Courcoul ahead of their March 24 match against Ulster A. The 23-year-old prop is 6’0″ and 260 lbs. Simon is from Laval, France and previously played with Austin Elite Rugby. He spent the 2017-18 Fédérale 1 season with Grasse. There he was a regular starter and gained valuable professional experience. Courcoul began playing rugby at age 14 at RC Laval and then played with Nantes. He then began playing professional rugby with the ASM Clermont Academy where he was selected to both the Under-19 and Under-20 National team. He also represented France…

Rugby United New York faces the Glendale Raptors at MCU Park in Brooklyn on Sunday, March 24. Kickoff is at 2 pm EDT and tickets are available. The match may be viewed on CBS Sports Network. The Glendale Raptors will be holding a watch party at Old Chicago. Match Comments Rugby United New York Head Coach Mike Tolkin has made two changes in his starters with Cathal Marsh nursing an injury and Will Leonard rested. Chris Mattina moves to flyhalf, with Mike St. Claire and Connor Wallace-Sims at inside center and wing, respectively. In the reserves, Alex MacDonald rejoins the…

NOLA Gold scored a last-second try to foil Austin Elite Rugby’s apparent win and claimed a 35-31 victory at Gold Stadium on Saturday, March 23. NOLA Gold maintained first-place in Major League Rugby with the win, while Austin Elite Rugby has to feel they let a victory slip from their grasp. NOLA Gold will travel to play the Glendale Raptors on March 30, while Austin Elite Rugby will face Rugby United New York on March 30 at Toyota Field in San Antonio, Texas. Match Recap Prior to the match, there were some last minute squad changes. Cam Dolan and Ratu…

The first place NOLA Gold Rugby Club host Austin Elite Rugby at Gold Stadium on Saturday, March 23. Kickoff is at 2 pm CDT (3 pm EDT) and tickets are still available. The match may be viewed on ESPN+, Cox Sports TV, and Facebook Watch. Match Comments NOLA Gold Head Coach Nate Osborne has made one change in his starters as Taylor Howden returns to start at outside center with Tristan Blewett taking a week off. With injuries to Matt Harmon and Kevin Sullivan, Kavika Peniata was added to the squad at loosehead prop from Metropolis Rugby Club. Billy Stewart,…

Old Glory DC has signed Rugby League player Ryan Burroughs to the team. The 27-year-old is 5’10” and 201 lbs. Ryan is from Manassas, Virginia and attended Liberty High School in Bealeton. He was a running back and a wide receiver. Playing football was a way for him and his brother Chris to “to channel their aggression and feel like their lives had meaning.” Ryan enlisted in the Army after high school and after “serving for three years, he spent a couple of years doing heating, ventilation and air conditioning work as a government contractor, while competing on the side…

NOLA Gold Rugby Club added Metropolis Rugby Club prop, Kavika Peniata ahead of their match against Austin Elite Rugby. The 29-year-old loosehead prop is 6’1″ and 285 lbs. He provides injury cover with injuries to Matt Harmon and Kevin Sullivan. Kavika was born and raised in Minnesota. He played rugby with the Plymouth Panthers before going on a two year Church mission. Upon his return, he attended Spearhead University, graduating in 2012. He then joined Metropolis Rugby Club and has played with the team since then. Nate Osborne was a player-coach at Metropolis and indicated that “he is a dynamite…

The Houston SaberCats closed out their time at Constellation Field with a 29-27 victory over the Utah Warriors on Thursday, March 21. The SaberCats moved to 7th place in the MLR standings with a 2-5 record and 10 points. The Utah Warriors switched places to 8th place with 8 points and a 1-4-1 record. The Utah Warriors will host the Toronto Arrows on March 30, while the Houston SaberCats have a bye week and will travel to face the Glendale Raptors on April 6. Match Recap Prior to the match, the Utah Warriors made changes in the reserves with Blake…

San Diego Legion added Eagles Sevens player Joe Schroeder to the team. The 25-year-old back row is 6’5″ and 230 lbs. Joe is from Westfield, Indiana and attended Cathedral High School from 2008-2012. He played football and rugby, earning MVP honors in the latter. He then went to Trine University in Angola, Indiana for 2012-2016. He was a member of the cheerleading team and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. Following graduation for Trine, he moved to Columbus, Ohio and was employed as a civil engineer. He returned to play rugby with Scioto Valley (Columbus Rugby) and his…

On Sunday, March 24 the USA Rugby Women’s D1 Elite SEmifinals will be held at John S. Roberts Rugby Pitch at Furman University. The first semifinal features last year’s champions, the Lindenwood Lions, against Central Washington University. The second semifinal features last year’s runner-up, Life University against Penn State. The winners from this weekend will advance to the D1 Elite National Championship on Sunday, April 7 at Stanford University’s Steuber Rugby Stadium. Kickoff times for the two semifinals are 11 am and 1 pm ET, with streaming details to be announced by USA Rugby later this week. Semifinal 1: Lindenwood…

The Houston SaberCats will face the Utah Warriors on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 pm CDT (8:30 pm EDT) in their final home match at Constellation Field. Tickets are available and the match may be viewed on Facebook Watch and on KUBE. The SaberCats are in 8th place in the MLR standings with a 1-5 record and 6 points. The Utah Warriors are in 7th place with 7 points and a 1-3-1 record. Match Comments Houston SaberCats Head Coach Justin Fitzpatrick has made five changes in his starters with Josua Vici and Osea Kolinisau unavailable as the result of receiving…

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