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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 Release DALLAS  [March 19, 2020] – Major League Rugby (MLR) announced that all remaining 2020 matches are cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 global crisis and the health and safety guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “On behalf of MLR and all of our teams, I am saddened to announce that the remainder of the 2020 season is cancelled. We believe it is ultimately the correct decision as we factored in health and safety risks for all parties,” said MLR Commissioner George Killebrew, “I want to ensure our fans that there…

Major League Rugby Release – Suspension effective immediately – DALLAS – [March 12, 2020] – Major League Rugby (MLR) has suspended all matches for 30 days, effective immediately, to assess the impact of COVID-19. The MLR will use this time to determine next steps in regard to the coronavirus pandemic. The league and clubs will communicate strategies for the continuation of the 2020 season when further determinations have been made. Next steps will be based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and other public health authorities. “After discussions with all…

The Major League Rugby Western Conference leaders San Diego Legion defeated Rugby United New York 24-20 at Torero Stadium in a showdown of two of the top teams in the league. The San Diego Legion have distanced themselves from the other Western Conference teams in the standings, while Rugby United New York remains in contention in the very competitive Eastern Conference race. On Sunday, March 15, Rugby United New York will host their first home game at MCU Park with a match between their High School Academy team against the Connacht U17s as an opener. The San Diego Legion travel…

Old Glory DC hosted their second home game of the season on Sunday, March 8 against Rugby ATL. The team emerged with a 31-29 win over Rugby ATL and improved their record to 4-1, which moves them into second place in the MLR Eastern Conference. Rugby ATL fell to 2-3 and is in fifth place. Old Glory DC vs Rugby ATL Match Recap Rugby ATL tested the Old Glory scrum early driving and after Olf Glory was penalized, ATL kicked to touch. A lineout infraction, the third penalty in a row, resulted in a penalty try, 0-7. A yellow card…

The Seattle Seawolves looked for their second straight win when they host the Utah Warriors on Saturday, March 7 at Starfire Sports Complex. The match was a thrilling one with the Utah Warriors not to elect to kick for a potential draw and emerging with a 33-31 win in the 90th minute. Utah improved to 2-2-1 in the Western Conference and are in second place in the Western Conference with 12 points. The Seattle Seawolves fell to 1-4 and are in fourth place with 8 points. The Utah Warriors will have their home opener on Friday at Zions Bank Stadium…

Article Update March 9 The Houston SaberCats hosted Austin Gilgronis for the Texas Cup on Saturday, March 7 at AVEVA Stadium in Houston. The Gilgronis came back in the second half to snatch a 24-20 victory, their first since 2018. Match recaps are on ESPN+and will be on the Major League YouTube Channel later in the week. Houston SaberCats vs Austin Gilgronis Match Recap After some back and forth by both teams, Zach Pangelinan had a strong run down the right wide channel and attacked from a 5-meter lineout after a Gilgronis penalty. After another penalty and a driving maul…

The undefeated 4-0 Major League Rugby Western Conference leaders, San Diego Legion hosts the Eastern Conference second-place 3-1 Rugby United New York in a showdown of two of the top teams in the league. The match will take place at Torero Stadium on Sunday, March 8 with the kickoff is at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT). A national stream is available on ESPN+, with Fox 5 San Diego broadcasting locally. It is also been shown locally on Cox, AT&T, Spectrum Cable: 5, as well as on Dish Cable & DIRECTV: 69. International fans may watch on Major League Rugby…

NOLA Gold defeated the New England Free jacks 31-22 in an Eastern Conference match on Saturday, March 7 at Shrine on Airline. The match was streamed on ESPN+ and NESN+ and broadcast on Cox Sports TV. NOLA Gold vs New England Free Jacks Match Recap Tolu Fahamokioa was a last-minute change in the starters with Donald Brighouse shifting to loosehead prop, Kensuke Hatakeyama moving to tighthead, and Fahamokioa moving to the reserves. Following a Free Jacks box kick, NOLA Gold went through phases after a lineout and then turned over the ball inside New England’s 22-meters. This allowed the Free…

Old Glory DC hosts their second home game of the season on Sunday, March 8 against Rugby ATL. Kickoff is at 6:00 pm ET at Cardinal Stadium at Catholic University and is the CBS Sports Network game of the week. International fans may view the match on Major League Rugby Facebook Live. Old Glory DC beat Rugby ATL in a preseason match, however, the stakes are much higher this time around. Old Glory has a 3-1 record with 13 points and is in third place in the very competitive Eastern Conference standings, one point behind Rugby United New York, who…

The HSBC Canada Sevens is being held on March 7-8, 2020 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The USA Men’s Sevens finished fifth in Los Angeles after losing their Cup Quarterfinal to South Africa and claimed 13 points towards their Series standing. They are now ranked seventh overall with three stops until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The USA is in Pool D and will face the same opponents as they did in Los Angeles in Samoa, Scotland, and Australia. The original Series format will return for Vancouver with the top two teams in each pool advancing…

The Colorado Raptors edged the Eastern Conference leaders, the Toronto Arrows 22-19 on Friday, March 6 at Infinity Park at Glendale. With the win, the Raptors moved into second place in the Western Conference with other Conference teams in action either Saturday or Sunday. The Arrows picked up a losing bonus point and despite the loss, should continue in first-place in the Eastern Conference after the weekend. Colorado Raptors vs Toronto Arrows Match Recap Colorado Raptors took an early lead after two penalty goals by Robbie Petzer before Sam Malcolm answered back with one of his own to cut the…

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The Seattle Seawolves will be looking for their second straight win when they host the Utah Warriors on Saturday, March 7 at Starfire Sports Complex. Kickoff is at 9 pm ET and will be streamed on ESPN+ and broadcast on KMYU and on Root Sports. International fans may view the match on Major League Rugby Facebook Live. The match features the Western Conference #2 Utah Warriors with a 1-2-1 record facing the #3 Seattle Seawolves with a 1-3 record. Seattle Seawolves Seawolves Head Coach Kees Lensing has made four changes in the starters from last week’s win over the New…

NOLA Gold & New England Free Jacks Meet in Eastern Conference Match NOLA Gold faces the New England Free jacks in an Eastern Conference match on Saturday, March 7 at 4 pm ET. The match is being streamed on ESPN+ and NESN+ and broadcast on Cos Sports TV. International viewers may view the match on Major League Rugby Facebook Live. NOLA Gold NOLA Gold Head Coach Nate Osborne has kept his starting squad intact from last week’s narrow loss to Western Division leaders, San Diego Legion. Two changes have been made in the reserves with James Irey replacing Ben Tarr…

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