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.

SaberCats Meet Gilgronis is Rugby Battle of Texas The Houston SaberCats face Austin Gilgronis is a Texas rivalry match on Saturday, March 7 at AVEVA Stadium in Houston. Kickoff is at 8 pm ET and will be streamed on ESPN+. International fans may view the match on Major League Rugby Facebook Watch Live. Houston SaberCats SaberCats head Coach Paul Healy has made five changes in the starters with Boyd Wiggins at tighthead prop, Rob Meeson at lock, Diego Magno at openside flanker, Tiaan Loots at inside center, and Osea Kolinisau at fullback. Matias Freyre switched from fullback to the outside…

The Colorado Raptors host the Eastern Conference leaders, the Toronto Arrows, on Friday, March 6 at Infinity Park at Glendale. Kickoff is at 8 pm ET and the match will be broadcast on Eleven Sports, FTF, and TSN Direct (TSN.ca) / TSN App. International viewers that are not in Canada may view the match on the Toronto Arrows Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/TorontoArrows/). Colorado Raptors Colorado Raptors Head Coach Peter Borlase has kept his starters intact since last week’s win over the Utah Warriors. Three changes were made in the reserves with Michael Stewart, Tomas Quinlan, and Ryan James replacing Aladdin Schirmer,…

Austin Gilgronis added USA National Team flyhalf/fullback Will Magie for the remainder of the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 28-year-old Magie is from London, England and is 6’0″ and 190 lbs. Following the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Will joined the London Scottish. He played with the Glendale Raptors during the 2018 and 2019 seasons. In 2019 he played 642 minutes in 11 matches and scored 53 points. He carried 27 times for 219 meters, had 3 linebreaks, 1 tackle break, made 2 offloads, kicked 47 times for 1551 meters and made 70 tackles. Magie attended the Merchant Taylor’s School…

Austin Gilgronis signed Pele Crowley for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old Samoa international scrum-half is 5’9″ and 187 lbs. Pele was born in Tokora, New Zealand which is the fifth-largest town in the Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand. He attended Mt. Albert Grammar School and helped the school win the 2010 National Championship. After finishing high school, according to an Ashley Stanley of Beyond the Mark interview,  he played with the Auckland Rugby Academy for three years, spent one season with Auckland’s Development team and then made his debut for Manu Samoa against…

The Seattle Seawolves signed Peter Nelson for the remainder of the 2020 Major League Rugby season according to Americas Rugby News. The 27-year-old fullback/flyhalf is 6’0″ and 218 lbs. Peter is from Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and attended the Royal School Dungannon from 2003-2011. He then went to Ulster University School of Sports from 2011-2016, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports and Exercise. He also was a volunteer rugby coach at Royal School Dungannon from 2013-2014. He played for Ireland’s U18s and U20s, the latter in 2012, and then for Emerging Ireland from 2013-2015. He also played…

The Seattle Seawolves have added William Rasileka for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 35-year-old outside center is 6’3″ and weighs 230 pounds. This will be his third season with the Seawolves and in 2019 he played in eight matches, scored one try, carried 49 times for 414 meters, made 4 line breaks, 5 offloads, and 51 tackles. In 2018 he earned first-team All-MLR honors at the outside center. William was born and raised in Suva, Fiji. He played representative rugby for the Suva Under-20s and his performance secured a position on the Fiji Under-21s. He also played for…

Rugby ATL hosts the Toronto Arrows at Lupo Field at Life University on Sunday, March 1. The undefeated Arrows top the Eastern Conference standings. Kickoff is at 3 pm ET and the match will be streamed on ESPN+ and broadcast in Canada on TSN. For non-Canadian international viewers, the match may be seen on Major League Rugby Facebook Live. Rugby ATL has a 2-1 record with 10 points and is in third place in the Eastern Conference. They opened the season with wins against the Utah Warriors and NOLA Gold, before last week’s loss to Rugby United New York. The…

The Seattle Seawolves face the New England Free Jacks on Saturday, February 29 at Starfire Sports Complex. Kickoff is at 9 pm ET and the match will be broadcast on FoxSports2, streamed on ESPN+ and for international viewers, available on Major League Rugby Facebook Live. The Seattle Seawolves started the season with road losses against San Diego Legion and Old Glory DC, before a home loss to Eastern Conference leader, the Toronto Arrows. The New England Free Jacks are 1-2 after splitting two MLR Vegas Weekend matches, beating Rugby United New York and losing to the Utah Warriors. They then…

The Colorado Raptors host the Utah Warriors at Infinity Park at Glendale on Saturday, February 29. Kickoff is at 6 pm ET and the match will be broadcast on Eleven Sports, FTF, and on KMYU. For international viewers, the match may be viewed on Major League Rugby Facebook Live. The Colorado Raptors are 0-3 after losses to the Houston SaberCats, the San Diego Legion. and after a home loss to NOLA Gold. The latter is only the second time the team has lost at home since the beginning of the league in 2018. The Utah Warriors are 1-1-1 after a…

NOLA Gold host Western Conference leader San Diego Legion at the Shrine on Airline at 4 pm ET on Saturday, February 29. For those who can’t attend, the match is being streamed on ESPN+ and for international viewers on Major League Rugby Facebook Live. NOLA Gold is in second place in the Eastern Conference with a 2-1 record and 10 points in the standings after a win over Old Glory DC, a lost to Rugby ATL, and a win over Colorado Raptors. San Diego Legion top the Western Conference standings with a 3-0 record and have 15 points after bonus-point…

The Houston SaberCats host Rugby United New York at AVEVA Stadium on Sunday, March 1. Kickoff is a 6 pm ET and will be the CSBSN Game of the Week. International viewers may watch on Major League Rugby Facebook Live. 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. Last week, the SaberCats also lost to Old Glory DC. Rugby United New York is in 4th place with a  2-1 record after splitting two matches in the MLR Vegas Weekend,  losing to…

Austin Gilgronis travel to San Antonio this week and will host Old Glory DC at Toyota Field on Saturday, February 29. The teams will play for the Cuisine Solutions Cup and it is also Military Appreciation Day. Kickoff is at 4 pm ET and the match will be broadcast on NBSSW and on Major League Rugby Facebook Live for international viewers. Austin Gilgronis opened the 2020 MLR season with losses to the Toronto Arrows and to Rugby United New York. They were on the verge of a victory against the Utah Warriors before Utah scored in the final minute for…

Rugby United New York Release RUNY announced today plans to expand upon their player development pathway program. The program will now feature a High School All-Star team in addition to the club’s Under 20 and Under 23 teams. This decision further highlights the commitment RUNY has to its local rugby community. The Young Roosters’ first challenge is a daunting one- the Connacht Under 17 side. Connacht, one of the four professional provincial rugby organizations in Ireland, will send their youth development team to compete against the RUNY High School All-Stars before RUNY’s home opener on March 15h. Alex MacDonald, RUNY…

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