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.

Rugby United New York hosts NOLA Gold Rugby Club on May 26 at 1 pm at MCU Park in Brooklyn. Tickets are available and the match is being broadcast on ESPN+, SNY, and Cox Sports TV. The Roosters enter the match with a 10-4 record and are in 4th place in the MLR standings with 49 points. They conclude the regular season on June 2 in Toronto, who is also contending for a playoff spot. NOLA Gold has a 9-5 record, but have generated bonus points to be in 2nd place with 52 points. They conclude their regular season on…

The Houston SaberCats host Austin Elite Rugby on May 25 at AVEVA Stadium at 5 pm (6 pm ET). Tickets are available and the match is being broadcast on CBS Sports Network. This Saturday is the SaberCats Salute to Service night, as well as Pride in The Park night. The Houston SaberCats are 3-10 after last week’s 27-20 win over NOLA Gold. They play a makeup game home on May 29 against the Glendale Raptors and conclude their season on June 1 away against the Utah Warriors. Austin Elite Rugby has had an injury-plagued season are 0-14. Last week the…

The Utah Warriors lost 31-21 to the first-place San Diego Legion on May 18 at Zions Bank Stadium. The Warriors next match is Sunday, May 26 at the Seattle Seawolves. The match can be seen locally on KMYU-TV. The last match the season for the Warriors is Saturday, June 1st against the Houston SaberCats who upset the New Orleans Elite today 27-21. The Legion has a bye week and ends their season at home on June 2 against second-place NOLA Gold. Match Recap The match between the Utah WArriros was a tight one with the Utah Warriors losing 17-7 to the…

Sunday, May 19 was a special day for Old Glory DC. The team opened their 2019 exhibition season against Shannon RFC from Ireland coming back from a 26-8 deficit at the break in the 26-22 loss. There were two preliminary matches. The first was a Men’s Division 1 match between the Washington Irish and Baltimore Chesapeake and the second match the Honor Cup Men’s Final (Charitable Event Game for supporting the military, law enforcement, and fire/emergency rescue.) Old Glory DC will play home matches against Scotland U20s on May 27, USA Rugby South on June 1, and the Ontario Blues…

Rugby United New York defeated Austin Elite Rugby 27-5 on Sunday, May 19 at 1 pm. They picked up a bonus point and moved into fourth place with a 10-4 record and 49 points in the Major League Rugby standings. Rugby United New York plays NOLA Gold on May 26 at home in a key match in their quest for the playoffs. A win likely propels the team to a showdown in Toronto on June 2 for the final playoff spot. Austin Elite Rugby has had a difficult season with injuries and is winless on the season. They played hard…

The Glendale Raptors lost a rare match at Infinity Park 53-36 to the Seattle Seawolves on Saturday, May 18. They did pick up a bonus point in the loss and remain in sixth place in the MLR standings with 43 points. For the Raptors, It is their final home match of the season. Glendale will conclude the regular season away against the Toronto Arrows on May 26 and away against Houston on May 29. Their record is 7-5-2. The Seawolves moved to 10-4 with the win and they are in 3rd place with 51 points, one point behind both the…

Sunday, May 19 is a special day for Old Glory DC. The team opens their 2019 exhibition season against Shannon RFC from Ireland. The match will be held at Catholic University’s Main Football Arena at 5 pm. Gates open at 11 am and come early to meet the team. There will be two preliminary matches. The first is a Men’s Division 1 match between the Washington Irish and Baltimore Chesapeake with the kickoff at 1 pm. The second match is at 3 pm and is the Honor Cup Men’s Final (Charitable Event Game for supporting the military, law enforcement, and…

NOLA Gold lost to the Houston SaberCats 27-20 in their final home match at Gold Stadium on May 18. NOLA Gold’s record falls to 9-5, but they will maintain second place in the MLR with 52 points. San Diego Legion is in first place in the MLR with 52 points, but pending their match with the Utah Warriors, they hold the point differential tie breaker. The top four teams in the MLR will make the playoffs, with six teams still in the playoff hunt. The Toronto Arrows have played 14 games and have a bye this week. They are in…

Rugby United New York host Austin Elite Rugby on Sunday, May 19 at 1 pm. Tickets are available for the match and it is being broadcast on ESPN+, SNY, and Facebook Watch. Rugby United New York likely need to win their three remaining matches in order to be in contention for the playoffs. Six teams are currently in the hunt for four playoff spots. Four of the teams have three matches remaining, while San Diego and Toronto have two. The top six teams are separated by 10 points, with only 4 points separating the third-place Toronto Arrows from fifth place…

The Utah Warriors host the San Diego Legion on May 18 at 7 pm MT (9 pm ET) at Zions Bank Stadium. Tickets are available for the match and it will be broadcast on ESPN+, KMYU, and The CW San Diego. Six teams are currently in the hunt for four playoff spots. Four of the teams have three matches remaining, while San Diego and Toronto have two. The top six teams are separated by 10 points, with only 4 points separating the third place Toronto Arrows from fifth place Rugby United New York. A bonus point win would move the…

NOLA Gold will host the Houston SaberCats in their final home match at Gold Stadium on May 18. Tickets are available and the match is being broadcast on ESPN+ and on Cox Sports TV. Kickoff is at 4 pm local (5 pm ET). NOLA Gold is currently in second place in the MLR standings with 51 points. They have a game in hand on the San Diego Legion, who are in first place in the MLR. The top four teams in the MLR will make the playoffs, with six teams still in the playoff hunt. The Toronto Arrows have played…

The Glendale Raptors host the Seattle Seawolves on Saturday, May 18 at 4 pm local (6 pm ET) at Infinity Park at Glendale. It is their final home match of the season. Tickets are available for the match and it will be broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network. Both teams are fighting for a playoff spot with the Raptors in 6th place with a 7-4-2 record and 42 points. The Seawolves record is 9-4 and they are in 4th place with 46 points. Glendale will conclude the regular season away against the Toronto Arrows on May 26 and away against…

NOLA Gold Rugby found the pot of gold when they signed Ross Davies for the remainder of the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 35-year-old tighthead prop is 6’1″ and 265 lbs. His season with the Dallas Reds just concluded and his stint in New Orleans is just beginning. Ross was born in Trinant, a village in South Wales near Newbridge, Caerphilly. He attended Oakdale Comprehensive School and then BTEC Sport at Cwmcarn High School. He played age grade rugby for Newbridge RFC and achieved international honors for Wales in 2002 with the U18s, the U19s in 2003 in the…

The Seattle Seawolves added Canadian international Jake Ilnicki for the remainder of the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 27-year-old prop is 5’11” and 276 lbs. Jake is from Williams Lake, British Columbia and played rugby for the University of Victoria after attending Williams Lake Secondary. He played age-grade rugby with the Canada U20s after playing with the Williams Lake Rustlers. He captained the side that faced the US in 2012. Jake made his senior men’s test debut for Canada in 2013 against Georgia and has 33 caps, his last in the 2020 Rugby World Cup Qualifier against Hong Kong…

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