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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 San Diego Legion defeated Austin Elite Rugby 45-15 on Sunday, April 7 at Torero Stadium. San Diego is in 5th place with a 6-1-2 record with 31 points, while Austin Elite Rugby record fell to 0-10. The Legion travels to face Rugby United New York, who has the best record in Major League Rugby at 7-1, on April 14. Austin Elite Rugby also travels to face the Toronto Arrows on April 14. Match Recap Austin Elite Rugby struck first with a penalty kick by Andres Vilaseca for a 3-0 lead. An Austin Elite scrum inside their 22-meters had them…

The Toronto Arrows opened the MLR season with eight consecutive road matches and were excited to have their home opener against NOLA Gold Rugby on Sunday, April 7 at York Alumni Stadium in Toronto. They did not imagine that NOLA Gold would win the match 35-31 in the closing minute with a try. With the loss, the Toronto Arrows have a 4-5 record and are in 6th place with 24 points. They will need to regroup and hope for a bonus point win on April 14 against Austin Elite Rugby. NOLA Gold Rugby maintained first place with the win and…

The San Diego Legion face Austin Elite Rugby on Sunday, April 7 at Torero Stadium in San Diego. Kickoff is at 7:30 pm PT (10:30 pm ET) and tickets are still available. The match is the CBS Sports Network Game of the Week. San Diego is in 5th place with a 5-1-2 record with 26 points, while Austin Elite Rugby is seeking their first win (0-9) while losing in the closing moments three times. Austin Elite Rugby has been a much-improved team and can not be taken lightly. Match Comments San Diego Legion Head Coach Rob Hoadley has made two…

The fourth match of the Cara Cup feature the New England Free Jacks vs Munster A on Saturday, April 6 at the Irish Cultural Centre GAA Field in Canton, MA. The Free Jacks played a competive match losing 38-19 to Munster A. In the first match, the Connacht Eagles defeated the New England Free Jacks 38-7. The second had the Connacht Eagles beating the Ulster Ravens 44-21. In the third match, the New England Free Jacks lost to Ulster A 43-15. The fifth match will have Irish Provincial A sides, Munster and Leinster meeting on Wednesday 10th April, 7.00pm (1…

The Glendale Raptors survived a 32-0 deficit to the Houston SaberCats and came back to win 52-44 on Saturday, April 6 at Infinity Park at Glendale. The Glendale Raptors are in second place with a 5-2-3 record with 33 points. The Houston SaberCats are in 7th place with a 2–6 record with 11 points. The Glendale Raptors enter a bye week before traveling to San Diego to face the Legion on April 20. The Houston SaberCats will open their new rugby dedicated stadium, Aveeva Stadium, on April 13 against the Seattle Seawolves. Match Recap The Houston SaberCats have been playing…

The Utah Warriors lost a seesaw match 48-36 to the Seattle Seawolves on Friday, April 5 at Zions Bank Stadium, Herriman, UT. The Utah Warriors are in 8th place with a 1-1-6 record with 10 points with the Seattle Seawolves in 3rd place with a 6-0-3 record and 32 points. Match Recap The Seattle Seawolves took an early lead on a Brock Staller penalty kick. The wind was a major factor and Mat Turner held the ball on several kicking attempts. The Utah Warriors answered back with Tim O’Malley slotting a kick to level the match at 3 all. The…

The Toronto Arrows opened the MLR season with eight consecutive road matches and are excited to have their home opener against NOLA Gold Rugby on Sunday, April 7 at 2 pm ET at York Alumni Stadium in Toronto. Tickets are still available and the match is being broadcast on ESPN+ and on Game TV. The Toronto Arrows split the first half of the season with a 4-0-4 record and are in 6th place with 22 points. They face the league-leading NOLA Gold Rugby with 6-0-2 record with 33 points. The teams met the first week of the season with NOLA…

The Glendale Raptors host the Houston SaberCats on Saturday, April 6 at 7 pm MT (9 pm ET) at Infinity Park at Glendale. Tickets are still available and the match will be broadcast on KUBE and on 9news.com. The Glendale Raptors are in 3rd place with a 4-2-3 record with 28 points. The Houston SaberCats have played two fewer matches and are in 7th place with a 2-0-5 record with 10 points. Match Comments Glendale Raptors Head Coach David Williams has made five changes in his starters from last week. Changes in the forwards have Blake Rogers at loosehead prop…

The Glendale Raptors have added a Super Rugby player in Murphy Taramai for the remainder of the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old back row is 6’2″ and 218 lbs. Murphy is from Upper Hutt, New Zealand and attended Upper Hutt College, which is outside of Wellington. He played rugby league at the school with the team having an unbeaten record over three years. This earned him a trial with the Penrith Panthers, an NRL side in Australia in 2011. The trial was a brief one with Murphy returning to Wellington to concentrate on rugby sevens. He played with…

Austin Elite Rugby has added Maikeli Mudu Naromaitoga on loan for the remainder of the 2019 Major League Rugby season by the Utah Warriors. The 27-year-old back row/lock began the season with the Warriors. He is 6’4″ and 267 lbs. Maikeli is from Suva, Fiji and has an extensive rugby resume. He was a member of the 2010 and 2011 IRB Junior World Championship team that played in Argentina and in Italy, respectively. he also played representative rugby with the Nadi Rugby Union Under-20s those years. In 2012 he played with the Fiji Warriors in the Pacific Rugby Cup in…

The Utah Warriors host the Seattle Seawolves on Friday, April 5 at 7 pm MT (9 pm ET) at Zions Bank Stadium, Herriman, UT.  Tickets are still available and the match will be broadcast on ESPN+, KMYU, and on Root Sports. The Utah Warriors are in 8th place with a 1-1-5 record with 9 points with the Seattle Seawolves in 4th place with a 5-0-3 record and 27 points. Match Comments Utah Warriors Head Coach Alf Daniels has kept his starters intact and made one change in the reserves with Josh Whippy in for Jeremy Misaiegalu. Seattle Saracens Head Coach…

Old Glory DC signed Timothy ‘Mo’ Katz for the 2019 season. The 24-year-old prop/hooker is 6’0″ and 225 lbs. Mo is from Centreville, Virginia. He attended Westfield High School where he lettered in lacrosse and football. He then attended James Madison University from 2012-2016, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. He began playing rugby while at James Madison with the team winning multiple Cardinal Conference Championships and then the 2015 Keystone Rugby Championship. The team won the 2015 USA National Sevens Division II Championship and advanced to the semifinals in the 2016 Las Vegas Invitational. Mo was…

Rugby United New York signed Jake Feury for the remainder of the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 24-year-old center is 6’0″ and 220 lbs. Jake is from Denville, New Jersey and is from a rugby family. He began playing rugby in 1998 as part of Morris Rugby’s youth program. He attended Delbarton School from 2008-2012 and played rugby for four years and football his junior and senior years. While playing rugby, he was the team’s captain from 2011-2012 and helped the team win the 2012 State Championship. He played representative rugby with the New Jersey All-State Rugby team, as…

The fourth match of the Cara Cup will feature the New England Free Jacks vs Munster A on Saturday, April 6 at the Irish Cultural Centre GAA Field in Canton, MA. Tickets are still available for the 4:00 pm kickoff and the match is being broadcast on NESNplus. Prior to the match, the Wolfhounds will play Mystic River at Noon with youth and greyhounds matches to follow ahead of the featured Cara Cup match. In the first match, the Connacht Eagles defeated the New England Free Jacks 38-7. The second had the Connacht Eagles beating the Ulster Ravens 44-21. In…

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