Browsing: Major League Rugby

Major League Rugby is a professional USA league that began in 2018 and has teams in the U.S. and in Canada. Current MLR teams include Austin Elite Rugby, Glendale Raptors, Houston SaberCats, New Orleans Gold, Rugby United New York, San Diego Legion, Seattle Seawolves, Toronto Arrows, and the Utah Warriors. In 2020, teams in Atlanta, New England, and Washington, D.C. will join the league and have exhibition matches in 2019.

Rugby United New York Release RUNY announced today plans to expand upon their player development pathway program. The program will now feature a High School All-Star team in addition to the club’s Under 20 and Under 23 teams. This decision further highlights the commitment RUNY has to its local rugby community. The Young Roosters’ first challenge is a daunting one- the Connacht Under 17 side. Connacht, one of the four professional provincial rugby organizations in Ireland, will send their youth development team to compete against the RUNY High School All-Stars before RUNY’s home opener on March 15h. Alex MacDonald, RUNY…

Houston SaberCats added Van Stewart for the remainder of the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 22-year-old flanker/lock is from Australia and is U.S. eligible through his mother. Van is from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and attended St. Luke’s Grammar School. He played rugby juniors at Seaforth Raiders, then with the Manly Colts in 2016 before advancing to the first-grade Manly Marlins team in 2019. His athleticism all over the field, as well as lineout play, will be an asset for the SaberCats in 2020. Van is expected to make his debut against Rugby United New York this weekend.…

The Seattle Seawolves added Peter Tiberio for a third MLR season.  The 30-year-old wing is 5’11” and 185 lbs. In 2019 he played 599 minutes in 8 matches, carried 38 times for 310 meters, had five line breaks, two tackle-breaks, two offloads, and 21 tackles. In 2018 Tiberio also played rugby sevens in the USA Rugby Club 7s Nationals for Washington Athletic Club. 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…

Seattle Seawolves vs Toronto Arrows Match Recap The Seattle Seawolves faced the red hot Toronto Arrows in their home opener at Starfire Sports Complex on Saturday, February 22. The Arrows left with a 39-17 win and lead the Eastern Conference with a 3-0 record, all against Western Conference opponents. The Seattle Seawolves started the season for the first time with three losses, first against the San Diego Legion, then Old Glory DC, and the arrow. The Toronto Arrows lead the Eastern Conference with 13 points after wins over the Austin Gilgronis, the Houston SaberCats, and the Seawolves. Next Saturday, Seattle…

The Colorado Raptors lost 27-20 to NOLA Gold in their home opener at Infinity Park at Glendale on February 22, their second loss at home since the league began. The Colorado Raptors record falls to 0-3 after losing to the Houston SaberCats, to San Diego Legion, and now to NOLA Gold. They are in sixth place in the Western Conference. NOLA Gold’s record improved to 2-1 as they began the season win over Old Glory DC, lost to Rugby ATL, and beat the Raptors. They are in second place in the Eastern Conference with 10 points. Colorado Raptors vs NOLA…

San Diego Legion defeated the New England Free Jacks 30-21 on Sunday, February 23 at Torero Stadium. The San Diego Legion top the Western Conference standings with a 3-0 record and have 15 points after bonus-point wins over the Seattle Seawolves, the Colorado Raptors and the Free Jacks. The New England Free Jacks split two MLR Vegas Weekend matches, beating Rugby United New York and losing to the Utah Warriors. With the loss to San Diego, they fall to sixth place in the very competitive  Eastern Conference. San Diego Legion vs New England Free Jacks Match Recap INJURY UPDATE |…

The match between Austin Gilgronis and the Utah Warriors ended in a 20-20 draw on February 22 at Bold Stadium at Circuit of the Americas. Austin Gilgronis are looking for their first win after losses to the Toronto Arrows and to Rugby United New York. The Utah Warriors are 1-1 after a loss to Rugby ATL and a win against the New England Free Jacks. Next Saturday the Austin Gilgronis will host Old Glory DC at Toyota Field in San Antonio and the Utah Warriors face the Colorado Raptors in Glendale, Colorado that same day. Austin Gilgronis vs Utah Warriors…

Old Glory DC defeated the Houston SaberCats 22-13 on Saturday, February 22 at AVEVA Stadium.  A match replay will be on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 9 pm CT on AT&T SportsNet. Prior to the match at 4 pm ET, the University of Texas lost to Texas A&M 91-13. The Houston SaberCats opened the season with a win over the Colorado Raptors and then lost to the Toronto Arrows when the ball was held up in-goal. After Old Glory DC opened with a loss against NOLA Gold, they bounced back and won their home opener against the Seattle Seawolves. Houston SaberCats…

Rugby ATL scored early and then fought back as Rugby United New York claimed a 22-19 win on Sunday, February 23 at Life University. Rugby ATL entered the week three in second place in the Eastern Conference with a 2-0 record and 9 points after wins against the Utah Warriors and NOLA Gold. Rugby United New York had a 1-1 record after playing two matches in the MLR Vegas Weekend. They opened with a loss to the New England Free jacks and beat the Austin Gilgronis. Rugby ATL vs Rugby United New York Match Recap After ensuing taking two early…

INJURY UPDATE | Simon Courcoul will start at prop for Tolu Fahamokioa who will miss today’s match due to late injury unavailability. Kyle Ciquera will join the team as an impact reserve San Diego Legion host the New England Free Jacks on Sunday, February 23 at Torero Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 pm ET. The match will be broadcast on FoxSports2 and on Cox. International viewers may watch on Major League Rugby Facebook Live. The San Diego Legion top the Western Conference standings with a 2-0 record and have 10 points after bonus-point wins over the Seattle Seawolves and the…

Rugby ATL hosts Rugby United New York on Sunday, February 23 at Life University. Kickoff is at 3 pm. The match will be streamed on ESPN+ and for international viewers may be seen on Major League Rugby Facebook watch. There will be tailgating prior to the match. Rugby ATL is in second place in the Eastern Conference with a 2-0 record and 9 points after wins against the Utah Warriors and NOLA Gold. Rugby United New York has a 1-1 record after playing two matches in the MLR Vegas Weekend. They opened with a loss to the New England Free…

Rugby ATL added Bill Fukofuka for the remainder of the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 24-year-old back row is 6’4″ and 240 lbs. Bill was born in Tonga and attended Atele College. He began playing rugby with his brothers when he was 10 years old and also enjoys playing squash. Bill was the captain of the Tonga U20s that came in 4th place at the 2015 World Rugby U20 Trophy competition. He also was named to the Tonga National Team for the November 2016 tests. He also played for the San Francisco Rush in the now defunct PRO Rugby…

The Seattle Seawolves face the Toronto Arrows in their home opener at Starfire Sports Complex on Saturday, February 22. Kickoff is at 10 pm ET and for those who can’t attend, it is being broadcast on CBSSN and in Canada on TSN. The Seattle Seawolves started the season with road losses against San Diego Legion and Old Glory DC. The Toronto Arrows lead the Eastern Conference with wins over the Austin Gilgronis and the Houston SaberCats. Seattle Seawolves Head Coach Kees Lensing has made five changes in the starters from last week’s match against Old Glory DC. Stephan Coetzee returns…

NOLA Gold Roster Update Feb.22, 2020 The Colorado Raptors host NOLA Gold in their home opener at Infinity Park at Glendale on February 22. Kickoff is at 6 pm ET. The match is being streamed on coloradoraptors.com and is being broadcast on FTF and on Cox Sports TV. The Colorado Raptors are seeking their first win after losing to the Houston SaberCats and to San Diego Legion. NOLA Gold started the season with a win over Old Glory DC and lost to Rugby ATL. Colorado Raptors The Colorado Raptors hope that playing at home will lead to their first win…

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