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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.

The Houston SaberCats host Old Glory DC on Saturday, February 22 at AVEVA Stadium. Kickoff is at 8 pm ET and will be broadcast on NBCCW. A match replay will be on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 9 pm CT on AT&T SportsNet. International viewers may watch on the Major League Rugby Facebook live. Prior to the match at 4 pm ET, the University of Texas will play Texas A&M. 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…

Austin Gilgronis added Luca Tani for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 24-year-old lock is 6’4″ and 250 lbs. Luca is from Santa Cruz, California and attended Monta Vista High School. He wrestled in middle school and was on the swimming and water polo teams in high school. Recently he was attending Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz to be an EMT. That is on hold for now as he pursues professional rugby for the Gilgronis. Luca played rugby for Silicon Valley RFC during the 2015-2016 season. He then switched to San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Club and played with…

Austin Gilgronis has added Stewart Morris III for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 22-year-old flanker is 6’2″ and 235 lbs. Stewart is from Houston, Texas and attended Houston Christian High School from 2011-2015. He then went to Baylor University from 2015-2019 and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance & Real Estate. He was a Collegiate All-American, the team’s captain, and also was a member of the weightlifting club. Stewart was a center in college but has made a transition to the openside flanker. He played in a preseason match with the team. He also played on…

Austin Gilgronis added Maclean Jones for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year old No.8 is 6’1″ and 223 lbs. Maclean grew up in West Queensland and played junior rugby league with the West Panthers, had a trial with the Bulldog Rugby League U15s, and played with the Brisbane Broncos U15s, as well as with the Metropolitan North U15s. While attending St. Joseph’s Nudgee College, he played for the first XV, as well as Cricket for the first XI. He played for the ARU National Gold Squad, the Queensland Reds U16s, as well as playing rugby league for the…

The Houston SaberCats have added Thomas Morani for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. Thomas is from Buenas Aires, Argentina and played outside center for CUBA (Club University of Buenas Aires at least since 2016. He attended the University of Business and Social Sciences since 2016. He played rugby with CUBA and fellow SaberCats teammate Nicolás Solveyra, who is a prop. Another CUBA teammate Tomas De La Vega plays for the Toronto Arrows. Thomas is the fourth player from Argentina that is on the Houston SaberCats, along with Nicolás Solveyra, Diego Fortuny, and Matias Freyre. Other Articles DJCoil Rugby articles…

NOLA Gold lost 22-10 to Rugby ATL in a Major League Rugby Eastern Conference Match on Sunday, February 16 at the Shrine on Airline. The match was the CBSSN game of the week. After two weeks, Rugby ATL is in second place in the Eastern Conference with a 2-0 record and 9 points, while NOLA Gold has a 1-1 record and is in fourth place with five points based on a better point differential over Rugby United New York and Old Glory DC. The first place Toronto Arrows also has 9 points, but has a better PR then Atlanta. Both…

The San Diego Legion defeated the Colorado Raptors 49-22 on February 16 at Sam Boyd Stadium as part of MLR Vegas Weekend. San Diego opened the 2020 Major League Rugby season with a win over the Seattle Seawolves, while the Colorado Raptors lost to the Houston SaberCats. New Saturday the Colorado Raptors will host NOLA Gold in their home opener at Infinity Park at Glendale. The San Diego Legion host the New England Free Jacks the following day. San Diego Legion vs Colorado Raptors Recap For the second week in a row, the Legion made a last-minute change with Paul…

The match between the Toronto Arrows and the Houston SaberCats on February 16 at Sam Boyd Stadium came down to the final play with the SaberCats 14 man maul going into in-goal. Referee Jamie Nutbrown ruled that the ball was held up and the Arrows held on for a 27-22 win. Toronto picked up four points with the win to push their record to 2-0. They have 9 points and are in first place in the Eastern Conference. The Houston SaberCats record is 1-1 and they have 5 points as the picked up a losing bonus point. They are in…

Old Glory DC thrilled the crowd of 2850 in beating the defending two-time champions Seattle Seawolves in their MLR home opener on Sunday, February 16 at Cardinal Stadium at Catholic University. It came down to the final play of the match as a Seattle player was held up in-goal and ended the match. The match was preceded with a women’s college match with Life University defeating Penn State 28-12 and a women’s representative match with the Old Glory Selects winning 29-10 over USA Rugby South. The Old Glory DC vs Seawolves match was broadcast on NBC Sports Washington, Root Sports,…

NOLA Gold hosts Rugby ATL in a Major League Rugby Eastern Conference Match on Sunday, February 16 at the Shrine on Airline at 6 pm ET. The match is the CBSSN game of the week. Both teams won their home openers with NOLA Gold defeating Old Glory DC and Rugby ATL winning against the Utah Warriors. NOLA GoldNate Osborne has made three changes in his starters and four changes in his reserves for this week’s match against Rugby ATL. Lindsey Stevens, Kevin O’Connor, and Ross Depperschmidt move from last week’s reserves to starting roles at hooker, flanker, and at outside…

Rugby United New York defeated the Austin Gilgronis 49-31 on February 15 at Sam Boyd Stadium as part of MLR Vegas Weekend. The match will be streamed on ESPN+ and broadcast for international viewers on Major League Rugby Facebook live. Both teams lost in the opening week of the 2020 Major League Rugby season. RUNY lost to the New England Free Jacks to open the  MLR Vegas Weekend, while Austin Gilgronis lost their home opener to the Toronto Arrows. RUNY will travel to face Rugby ATL next Sunday, while the Austin Gilgronis host the Utah Warriors the preceding night. Rugby…

San Diego Legion re-signed Tai Enosa for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The  30-year-old halfback is 5’9″, and 190 lbs. Tai played 429 minutes in 13 matches and scored one try. He carried 27 times for 181 meters, had 2 linebreaks, 2 tackle breaks, 2 offloads, kicked 22 times for 659 meters and made 31 tackles. Tai was born in American Samoa and moved to California with his family when he was young and attended San Leandro High School. Tai was an outstanding rugby 15s and 7s player, who played for the USA Rugby National Team in both. Tai…

The Utah Warriors beat the New England Free Jacks 39-33 on February 15 at Sam Boyd Stadium that was part of MLR Vegas Weekend. The match was broadcast on Eleven Sports and for international viewers, on the Major League Facebook page live. It will also be broadcast on NESN tape delay on Feb. 16 at 5 pm ET. Last week the Utah Warriors lost to Rugby ATL, while the New England Free jacks opened MLR Vegas Weekend with a win over Rugby United New York. Next week the 1-1 Utah Warriors travel to Austin to meet the Gilgronis, while New…

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