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.

San Diego Legion & Houston SaberCats The San Diego Legion pre-season consisted of two matches. They won their opening match 32-24 two weeks ago against Austin Elite Rugby and host the Houston SaberCats on Saturday, April 7 at 5 pm PDT at Torero Stadium in San Diego. The team will begin their regular Major League Rugby season against the Seattle Seawolves on Sunday, April 22 at 5 pm PDT at Starfire Stadium. The Houston SaberCats are 11-2-2 after a draw against the New Orleans Gold on March 25. The SaberCats will face NOLA Gold Rugby Club at Houston’s Dyer Stadium…

Utah Warriors & Ontario Arrows The Utah Warriors faced the Ontario Arrows in their second pre-season match on Friday, April 6 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. Last week, the Utah Warriors set domestic rugby attendance records with a crowd of 9,186, in their opening pre-season loss to the Glendale Raptors. The Ontario Arrows opened their season on March 3 with a 28-28 draw against the Houston SaberCats and then lost on March 17 to Rugby United New York 36-19. The Arrows are playing a 2018 schedule against Major League Rugby opponents and against Boston Mystic Rugby, who is…

Houston SaberCats & AVEVA (HOUSTON) April 2, 2018 – The Houston SaberCats announced today in a release, a one-year deal naming AVEVA, a leading engineering and industrial software company, as an official sponsor for the 2018 MLR Season. The name AVEVA will be proudly displayed on all the SaberCats player jerseys. The Houston SaberCats will unveil the new 2018 jersey at their next away game in San Diego, as they play the San Diego Legion at Torero Stadium on Saturday, April 7. ‘We are incredibly proud to be partnering with AVEVA and to have the Houston SaberCats wearing the AVEVA…

Boston Mystic River & Rugby United New York The March 24th match between Boston Mystic River and Rugby United New York took place at Harvard University. Although Rugby United New York swept the series, the match was a huge improvement over the 50-0 win on March 17. Boston Mystic River head coach Josh Smith made adjustments and had the team within six points 30-24 before RUNY closed out the match winning 42-24. Boston Mystic Rugby took an early 3-0 lead after a drop goal by Santiago Bertranou.  RUNY answered back with a show and go try by Mike Petri and…

New York Athletic Club (NYAC) vs. Glendale Raptors NYAC Rugby will host the Glendale Raptors on Saturday, April 7 at 1 pm EDT at Travers Island. The Glendale Raptors are 2-0 in Major League Rugby pre-season competition, while NYAC played one MLR team, the Houston SaberCats, losing 39-38 in a hotly contested match. NYAC Rugby Club is one of the finest USA Rugby Division 1 clubs in the country, making it to the 2017 Club 15s National Final. Preceding the match at 11 am the NYAC Rugby B side will face the Fairfield Yankees. The reserves will NYAC against the…

Austin Elite Rugby vs. New Orleans Gold Rugby The Austin Elite Rugby Club will meet the New Orleans Gold Rugby Club in the concluding Major League Rugby pre-season match. The teams will meet on Saturday, April 7 at 8 pm CDT at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex. The Major League Rugby regular season begins on April 21. Tickets are available with General Admission costing $15 and children under 14 free. The match is not being streamed, but follow the clubs on Twitter. Austin Elite Rugby Head Coach Alain Hyardet has made three changes and three positional changes from last week’s 48-17…

Utah Warriors & Ontario Arrows The Utah Warriors will face the Ontario Arrows on Friday, April 6 at 7 pm MT at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. The Utah Warriors set domestic rugby attendance records with a crowd of 9,186, in their opening pre-season loss to the Glendale Raptors. The Ontario Arrows opened their season on March 3 with a 28-28 draw against the Houston SaberCats and then lost on March 17 to Rugby United New York 36-19. The Arrows are playing a 2018 schedule against Major League Rugby opponents and against Boston Mystic Rugby, who is a possible…

Major League Rugby Announce Telecast Agreement with AT&T Sports Networks AT&T SportsNet and ROOT SPORTS to broadcast 17 MLR games in local markets SALT LAKE CITY (April 5, 2018) – Major League Rugby (MLR) today announced a broadcast agreement with AT&T Sports Networks for MLR’s inaugural season, launching April 2018. The deal completes MLR’s comprehensive distribution package, providing American rugby fans access to all matches. AT&T Sports Networks will carry a 17-game package with rights to six MLR teams including Austin, Houston and NOLA on AT&T SportsNet -Southwest region. ROOT SPORTS in the Northwest will carry Seattle matches and AT&T…

Boston Mystic River & Rugby United New York Boston Mystic River will face Rugby United New York on Saturday, March 31 at 5 pm at Roberto A. Mignone Field at Harvard University. Tickets are $10 at the field, with students with ID 50% off and children under 12 are free. This is a rematch of last week’s loss to Rugby United New York at Gaelic Park on March 24. Rugby United New York vs. Boston Mystic River March 24 Recap Rugby United New York won their second consecutive match on March 24 against Boston Mystic River 50-0. This came after beating the…

 New Orleans Gold Rugby Hosts Austin Elite Rugby The New Orleans Gold Rugby Club will face Austin Elite Rugby at 2 pm CT at Archbishop Shaw Sports Complex on Saturday, March 31. The field is located at 1000 Salesian Lane, Marrero, LA. The match will be live-streamed on Gift-Time Rugby Network if you can’t attend. New Orleans Gold Rugby Club New Orleans Gold Head Coach Nate Osborne has made three changes from the March 24 match draw against the Houston SaberCats. Derrek Van Klein gets his second start of the season at loosehead prop, with Hubert Buydens moving to the reserves. Matt Wirken…

Utah Warriors Face Glendale Raptors The Utah Warriors will face the Glendale Raptors on Friday, March 30 at 7 pm MT at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. This will be the first pre-season match for the Utah Warriors, while the Glendale Raptors beat New Orleans Gold Rugby Club 38-14 on March 10. For those who can not attend the match, it will be broadcast live on YouTube on Utah Warriors TV. Utah Warriors & Glendale Raptors Squads Utah Warriors: 1 Alex Tucci 2 Lote Tu’ipulotu 3 Angus Maclellan 4 Matt Jensen 5 Kory Olsen 6 Jackson Kaka 7 Ara Elkington 8…

Austin Elite Rugby & San Diego Legion First Pre-season Match Austin Elite Rugby and the San Diego Legion will face each other at the Multipurpose Stadium in Round Rock, Texas on Sunday, March 25. This will be the first of three pre-season Major League Rugby matches for Austin Elite, while it will be the first of two matches for San Diego. The gates will open at 1 pm CDT with the kickoff at 3 pm. Admission is free and the Multipurpose Stadium is located at 2001 N. Kenney Fort, Round Rock. Austin Elite Rugby will travel to Glendale, Colorado to…

Rugby United New York & Boston Mystic River Rugby United New York will host a double-header at Gaelic Park in the Bronx, with a charity game at 4 pm between FDNY and NYPD (New York City Fire Department vs. New York Bravest RFC). At 7 pm, Rugby United New York will play Boston Mystic River. Also being held that day is the Four Leaf Fifteens Rugby Tournament. Rugby United New York (RUNY) and the Four Leaf Fifteens Rugby Tournament have developed a partnership. “As part of the partnership, Rugby United New York will have a presence at the all-day tournament…

New Orleans Gold & Houston SaberCats The New Orleans Gold Rugby Club will host the Houston SaberCats at their new field at Archbishop Shaw Sports Complex on Saturday, March 24 at 4 pm CDT. The field is located at 1000 Salesian Lane, Marrero, LA. Gates will open at 2 pm and admission for adults is $20, while children 12 and under are $10. The teams met in a pre-season match in Sugarland, Texas on February 24 with the SaberCats winning 30-12. New Orleans Gold Rugby Club has a 1-2 pre-season record, after a loss on March 10 to the Glendale…

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