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.

NOLA Gold Rugby will have Jojo Tikoisuva in the squad for their final match of the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old wing is 5’11” and 205 lbs. JoJo signed with Gold for 2021 and 2020, but played only during the preseason and also played for New Orleans RFC. During the Fall, he played for NOLA Gold Academy. In 2019 he played 386 minutes in 11 matches, starting 4 times, and scored 3 tries. In 2018 he played 575 minutes in 8 matches, starting 7 times, and scored 2 tries. Tikoisuva was born in Burlingame, California, and grew up…

Photo- Cool Rugby Photos For the second straight week, Old Glory DC was involved in setting a new Major League Rugby combined points scoring record (108) in their 49-59 loss to Rugby New York in their final home match of the regular season at Segra Field in Leesburg, Virginia. The teams also set a combined try-scoring record with 16 tries. It was Military Appreciation Day and teams wore specialty jerseys bid on for auction. The match was broadcast on NBC Sports Washington and streamed internationally on The Rugby Network. The match festivities include a meet and greet with former Old Glory…

Old Glory DC hosts Rugby New York in their final home match of the regular season at 2:30 pm at Leesburg, Virginia. It is Military Appreciation Day and teams will be wearing specialty jerseys that may be bid on for auction. Tickets are still available and the match will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington and streamed internationally on The Rugby Network. The match festivities include a meet and greet with former Old Glory and Springbok legend Tendai ‘Beast’Mtawarira at the Veterans Moving Forward tent from 11:45 to Noon, as well as at the VIP area at 1 p.m. On…

On June 4th (9 am to 2:30 pm) and 5th from 9 am to 11 am there will be a Men’s Player ID Camp which will be run by players and staff from Rugby ATL and Pathway 404. The cost of this club and college camp is $100.00. All information will be shared with Major League Rugby. Camp participants will have the opportunity to attend the Rugby ATL match against NOLA Gold at 7 pm on June 3 and will receive a Tech Tee Shirt. Coaches for the camp include: Neets Gericke (Pathway 404 Head Coach & Academy Director) Kurt…

Rugby New York lost 38-3 to Rugby ATL in their final regular-season home match on Sunday, May 22 at JFK Stadium in Hoboken, New Jersey. The match was streamed internationally on The Rugby Network. Preceding the match at noon, the New York City Fire Department lost 48-29 to the New York City Police Department. The teams last played in 2019 before RUNY at MCU Park. On Sunday, May 29, Rugby New York travels to Virginia to play Old Glory DC at 2:30 pm, while Rugby ATL hosts the Toronto Arrows at 3 pm ET. Both Rugby New York and Rugby…

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…

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