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.

The Seattle Seawolves conclude their MLR regular season against Austin Elite Rugby at 5 pm (8 pm ET) on Sunday, June 2 at Starfire Stadium. Standing room tickets are available, but for those who can’t attend, the match may be viewed on ESPN+, Facebook Watch, and on Root Sports. The Seattle Seawolves are currently in 4th place in the MLR Standings with 53 points but need a win against Austin Elite to guarantee a playoff spot. A bonus point win could potentially secure a home playoff match that is contingent on the results on Sunday between the Toronto Arrows and…

The San Diego Legion will face NOLA Gold Rugby in a rematch of the Legion’s May 5th 26-19 win. This time, finishing first or second place is a motivating factor for the Legion while making the playoffs is at stake for NOLA Gold. The kickoff is at 4:30 pm (7:30 pm ET) at Torero Stadium in San Diego. Tickets are available and the match is being streamed on ESPN+ and broadcast on Fox 5, San Diego. There are five teams in the MLR contending for four spots in the playoffs. The San Diego Legion (57 points) has claimed one of…

The Toronto Arrows face Rugby United New York at Lamport Stadium on Sunday, June 2 in the final regular season match for both teams. Kickoff is at 1 pm and the match is being broadcast on ESPN+ and on GameTV. Tickets are available for the match that has playoff implications. The Toronto Arrows are in third place in the Major League Rugby standings with a 10-5 record and 53 points. They are the hottest team in the League with six consecutive wins, all at home. Rugby United New York is in second place in the standings with an 11-4 record…

The Utah Warriors host the Houston SaberCats on Saturday, June 1 at Zions Bank Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 pm MT (8 pm ET) in the CBS Sports Network Game of the Week. Tickets for the match are available for the final regular season match for both teams. The Utah Warriors and the Houston SaberCats have been playing their best rugby of the season. The Warriors enter the match in 8th place in the MLR standings and are 2-11-2 after a tie against the Seawolves last weekend. The SaberCats have a three-game winning streak and are 1-3 since Paul Emerick…

Old Glory DC will host the USA Rugby South Panthers, this Saturday, June 1st at 5 PM at Cardinal Stadium on the Catholic University campus. In a preliminary match, the Washington Renegades will take on the Philadelphia Gryphons at 2:30 pm. Tickets are available for the match. At halftime of the Old Glory DC match, there will be a mini match between Loudoun Rugby and Washington DC Youth Rugby. OLD Glory DC has played two exhibition season matches against Shannon RFC from Ireland and the Scotland Under-20s. They conclude their exhibition season on June 9 against the Ontario Blues. USA…

The New England Free Jacks face Lansdowne FC at the Irish Cultural Centre GAA field in Canton, MA on Saturday, June 1, 2019 with the kickoff at 3:30 PM. Tickets are still available for the match. Lansdowne FC is one of the leading clubs in the Division 1A of the All-Ireland League and topped the standings this season.. The Free Jacks faced the Irish Provincial A teams Connacht, Ulster, Munster and Leinster in March and April and look forward to facing Lansdowne. For Lansdowne it will be the first match of their brief tour. They will play the New Jersey…

The Houston SaberCats defeated the Glendale Raptors 32-17 in the “official” grand opening at AVEVA Stadium on May 25, 2019, in Houston, Texas. The Houston SaberCats record moves to 5-10 and they conclude their season on June 1 against the Utah Warriors. The Glendale Raptors ended their season in sixth place with a 7-7-2 record. Match Recap The SaberCats struck first on a penalty goal by Sam Windsor to take an early 3-0 lead. The Glendale Raptors answered back in the 12th minute with a one hand flick pass by Dylan Taikato-Simpson to Harley Davidson for an easy try, 3-5.…

Austin Elite Rugby Release ROUND ROCK, TX – Elite Rugby Management announced today that they are appointing former USA Eagle, Todd Clever, to the position of Director of Rugby. This follows CEO/GM Thierry Daupin’s announcement that he will step down from his current position, effective immediately. As the most capped USA Eagle, Todd brings a proven track record of success with him, possessing over 20 years of playing from club rugby to representing and captaining the USA Eagles. Todd’s experience and commitment to the game at all levels will see him looking after rugby operations, community relations, and development, as…

The Houston SaberCats “official” grand opening at AVEVA Stadium was rescheduled to May 25, 2019, at 7:30 pm in Houston, Texas against the Glendale Raptors. The postponement was caused by fan safety issues after torrential rains hit the Houston area. Houston SaberCats ‘Grand Opening’ Release The Grand Opening Ceremonies include pre-game entertainment, ribbon cutting, the game, and fireworks, along with the first 1500 people receiving a SaberCats / AVEVA Stadium commemorative coin. Houston Sports representatives & AVEVA distinguished guests to be honored during the game. Back on February 2, 2018, The City of Houston committed property within the Houston Sports…

Rugby United New York defeated NOLA Gold Rugby Club 24-22 on May 26 at MCU Park in Brooklyn. With the win, the Roosters record improved to 11-4 record and are in second place in the Major League Rugby standings with 53 points. Toronto, Seattle, and NOLA Gold also have 53 points. They conclude the regular season on June 2 in Toronto and is a critical match for both sides in their bid for the playoffs. NOLA Gold’s record fell to 9-6 record. They conclude their regular season on June 2 in San Diego against the Legion and need a win…

The Seattle Seawolves host the Utah Warriors at 5 pm (8 pm ET) on May 26 at Starfire Stadium. A limited number of standing room tickets are available for military appreciation night. The match is being broadcast on ESPN+, KMYU, and on Root Sports. The Seattle Seawolves have been difficult to beat at home. The team is not only trying to secure a playoff spot but is also seeking to move into second place and host one of the two semifinal playoff matches. Currently, the Seawolves are in third place with a 10-4 record with 51 points, one point behind…

The Houston SaberCats beat Austin Elite Rugby 36-15 on May 25 at AVEVA Stadium and moved into seventh place in the Major League Rugby standings. With their second consecutive win, the Houston SaberCats are 4-10 with 20 points. They play a makeup game home on May 29 against the Glendale Raptors and conclude their season on June 1 away against the Utah Warriors. Austin Elite Rugby has had an injury-plagued season are 0-15. The team finishes their season on June 2 in Seattle against the Seawolves. Match RecapUpdate: Andres Vilaseca was a last minute replacement for JP Aguirre. After sustained…

Old Glory DC hosts the Scottish Rugby Under-20s at Cardinal Stadium at Catholic University, Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 27 with the kickoff at 7 pm. The team opened their exhibition season against Shannon RFC losing 26-22. Preceding the match at 4:30 pm is a girl’s high school rugby match between Fort Hunt and the Maryland Exiles. Old Glory DC will conclude their home exhibition season against USA Rugby South on June 1, and the Ontario Blues on June 9. The Scottish U20s squad will face OLD Glory DC in preparation for the World Rugby U20 Championship, 4-22 June 2019…

The Toronto Arrows host the Glendale Raptors on May 26 at 2 pm at Lamport Stadium. Tickets are still available and for those who can’t attend, the match is being broadcast on ESPN+ and on GameTV. The Toronto Arrows have a 9-5 record and are one point behind Rugby United New York for the last playoff spot. The teams will meet on June 2 in the last regular season match in Toronto. The Glendale Raptors are 7-5-2 with 43 points. They are in 6th place and conclude their season on May 29 in Houston against the SaberCats. They need two…

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