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.

Major League Rugby Championship The Glendale Raptors will face the Seattle Seawolves for the inaugural Major League Rugby Championship on July 7 at 6 pm PT (9 pm ET) at Torero Stadium in San Diego. The match will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network and tickets are still available. To advance to the championship the first-place Glendale Raptors beat the Utah Warriors 34-21 in the Semi-Finals, while the second-place Seattle Seawolves beat the San Diego Legion 38-24. The Raptors defeated the Seattle side twice in the regular season, the first in Seattle on April 19-14 and again in June…

Major League Rugby All-MLR Teams Upon the conclusion of the inaugural Major League Rugby regular season, the top-30 players were picked by selected MLR media members to comprise the First and Second All-MLR teams. All-MLR First Team Loosehead Prop, Paul Mullen, Houston SaberCats Hooker, Zach Fenoglio, Glendale Raptors Tighthead Prop, Tim Metcher, Seattle Seawolves Left Lock, Ben Mitchell, Austin Elite Right Lock, Ben Landry, Glendale Raptors Blindside Flanker, Vili Toluta’u, Seattle Seawolves Openside Flanker, Hanco Germishuys, Austin Elite No 8., Cam Dolan, San Diego Legion Scrum-half, Phil Mack, Seattle Seawolves Fly-half, Sam Windsor, Houston SaberCats Blindside Wing, Tonata Lauti, Utah…

Major League Rugby Semi-Final The Glendale Raptors defeated the Utah Warriors 34-21in the Major League Rugby Semi-Finals at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on June 30. Glendale Raptors will meet the Seattle Seawolves, who beat the San Diego Legion 38-24 in the first semi-final in the Championship on July 7 at Torero Stadium in San Diego. CBS Sports Network will broadcast the match. Match Recap The match between the Glendale Raptors and the Utah Warriors features the two highest scoring teams in the League. Both teams are averaging over 30 points per match. Glendale drew first blood as the team…

Major League Rugby Semi-Final The Seattle Seawolves broke open an otherwise close match to beat the San Diego Legion 38-24 in the Major League Rugby Semi-Finals at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on June 30. With the win, the Seattle Seawolves will meet the Glendale Raptors for the Championship, who defeated the Utah Warriors 34-21. The Championship will held on July 7 at Torero Stadium in San Diego and broadcast on CBS Sports Network. Match Recap The Seawolves Peter Smith opened the match kicking to Taku Ngwenya. The Legion went through multiple phases and after a penalty by the Seawolves,…

Major League Rugby Semi-Final The second-place Seattle Seawolves will meet the third-place San Diego Legion in the Major League Rugby Semi-Finals at 5:00 pm MT (7:00 PM ET) at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on June 30. The winner will meet the winner of the second semi-final between the Glendale Raptors and the Utah Warriors on July 7 at Torero Stadium in San Diego. Both Semi-finals and the Championship will broadcast on CBS Sports Network. Seattle Seawolves The Seattle Seawolves have made nine changes from their final regular season match June 16 against the Glendale Raptors. The Seawolves have perhaps…

Major League Rugby Semi-Final The first-place Glendale Raptors will meet the fourth-place Utah Warriors in the Major League Rugby Semi-Finals at 7:30 pm MT (9:30 PM ET) at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on June 30. The winner will meet the winner of the first semi-final between the Seattle Seawolves and the San Diego Legion on July 7 at Torero Stadium in San Diego. Both Semi-finals and the Championship will broadcast on CBS Sports Network. Glendale Raptors With the USA Rugby Men’s Eagles having concluded their June tests, head coach David Williams has made seven changes from the previous week…

Seattle Seawolves & Atavus Rugby SEATTLE, June 27, 2018 Seattle Seawolves Release – Atavus, the leader in coaching consultation and player performance analysis, announced today that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with the Seattle Seawolves to provide the playoff-bound Major League Rugby team with the company’s tech-driven, industry-leading coaching, executive strategy, and logistics services. “The expertise offered by Atavus allows the Seawolves to build on an already excellent year,” said Shane Skinner, owner of the Seattle Seawolves. “Atavus will accelerate our performance on and off the field, help develop a professional environment, and make the Seawolves one of…

Rugby United New York & James English Rugby United New York Release NEW YORK – Rugby United New York has officially announced James English as the team’s General Manager as it prepares for its upcoming inaugural season in Major League Rugby. “James really impressed me in a lot of different ways,” said RUNY owner James Kennedy. “His vision for what a Major League Rugby team should look like, both on and off the field, as well as the way he conducted himself and his rugby experience really make him a strong candidate for this role. We are definitely thrilled to…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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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