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.

New Orleans Gold Rugby Club re-signed Kevin Sullivan through the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The former Collegiate All-American prop from the University of California, Berkeley played 12 of the matches during the 2019 MLR season. Kevin is from San Francisco and is 6’2″ and 285 lbs. He graduated from St. Ignatius Preparatory School in San Francisco in 2013 where he played both offensive and defensive line. He also achieved High School All-American honors for rugby. Upon graduation, he went to Cal from 2013 to 2018 where he majored in Political Science. While at Cal the team won Varsity Cup…

San Diego Legion re-signed Siaosi Mahoni for a third Major League Rugby season. He is 22-years-old (23 in January prior to the 2020 season), 6″8″ and 295 lbs. Siaosi Mahoni is from East Palo Alto, California and is of Tongan descent. He went to Woodside High School where he played basketball and football, graduating in 2015. He then went to Sacred Heart College. Siaosi toured with the USA Rugby Boys High School All-Americans to Argentina in 2013 and to Portugal in 2014 and was a four-time HS All-American. He was also on the Men’s Junior All-Americans that played in the…

The Toronto Arrows have added Uruguay international No.8 Manuel Diana for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old is 6’2″ and 220 lbs. Manuel attended Stella Maris College from 2002-2014 and the University of Montevideo from 2016-2019. He played for Uruguay in the World Rugby U20 Trophy in 2015, for Uruguay XV in the Nations Cup, and for Uruguay. He has appeared in 22 matches for the Teros, 16 of them tests. He made his Teros debut against Argentina XV on February 11, 2017 in the Americas Rugby Championship and the following week against Brazil. His last test was…

The Toronto Arrows signed openside flanker Tomás de la Vega for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 28-year-old (29 in September) is from Buenas Aires, Argentina. He attended Pontificia Catholic University studying law, Cardenal Newman College, Earning a B.S. in Economics, and Austral University in 2018. He is an attorney. Tomás played in the 2009 and 2010 World Rugby U20 Championships for Argentina. He played club rugby for Club Universitario de Buenas Aires (CUBA) since 2010 and was the team’s captain. He also played for the  Pampas XV from 2011-2014. The team won the South African Vodacom Cup in…

The Toronto Arrows re-signed Mitch Richardson for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. He is 23-years-old, 6’2″ and 205 lbs. Mitch played in two matches with the Arrows in 2019. Mitch is from Stoney Creek, Ontario and played hockey and rugby at Saltfleet High School. He won OFSAA gold, silver and bronze medals in hockey. Mitch played both representative soccer and hockey. He was offered a contract with the Junior B Ancaster Avalanche in hockey, but after a successful tryout for the Canada Under-20s, he turned to rugby. He played for and was the captain of the Ontario Junior Blues…

The Toronto Arrows re-signed flanker Peter Milazzo for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old back row is from Toronto, is 6″4″, and weighs 230 lbs. He played in all 17 matches for the Arrows in 2019. He attended the Ivey Business School at Western University, attending from 2014-2018, and played for the Mustangs.  While there, he was selected for the Canada Under-18s Romania tour and the Canada Under-20s World Rugby Trophy Qualifier against the U.S. in 2016. He also was named as an OUA All-Star for all four years, 2014-18, while at Western. Milazzo has played club rugby…

The Toronto Arrows re-signed Uruguay fullback Gastón Mieres for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. He is 29-years-old (30 in October), 5’11”, and weighs 178 lbs. He played in 10 matches with the Arrows in 2019. Gastón was born and raised in Punta del Este, Uruguay. He began playing rugby at a young age for Lobos, the local area club. Gastón Mieres & Uruguay National Team He progressed through the Uruguay age-grade system and debuted for the Senior National team on May 13, 2010, against Brazil. Since then he has played in 67 Uruguay national matches, starting 51of them. Three of…

The Toronto Arrows re-signed Uruguay wing Leandro Leivas for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. He is 31-years-old, 5’11”, and 215 lbs. During the 2019 MLR season, he played in 9 matches. Leandro is from Montevideo, Uruguay and began playing rugby at age 6 for Stella Morris College. He plays club rugby for the Old Christians and of interest, he is a blacksmith and farrier. Leandro attended the Universidad de la Empresa for Agricultural Studies and the Universidad de la Republica for Veterinary Sciences. Leandro Leiva and Uruguay National Team Leandro played for the Uruguay Under-20s in the World Rugby…

The Toronto Arrows re-signed Canada scrumhalf Andrew Ferguson for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. He is 27-years-old, 5’9″, and weighs 190 pounds. He played in 16 matches during the 2019 MLR season. Ferguson is from Mississauga, Ontario and went to Lone Park Secondary School. After graduating, he attended McMaster University from 2009-2015, earning two Bachelors of Arts Degrees in Psychology and in Economics. While at Mcmaster University, he was OUA Rookie of the year in 2010, a four-time all-star, and was the OUA MVP in 2013, and made the National University Sevens Dream team in 2015. Andrew Ferguson plays…

The Toronto Arrows re-signed Canada center Guiseppe du Toit for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. Guiseppe is 24-years-old, 6’0″ and 220 lbs. During the 2019 MLR season, he played in 11 matches. Guiseppe is from Maple Ridge, British Columbia and attended Shawnigan Lake High School. He played mini rugby with Ridge Meadows Bruin and then stopped for a while to concentrate on soccer before returning to rugby. He progressed through BC age-grade rugby beginning with the Under-15s. He also represented the Canada Under-20s beating the U.S. 24-23 in the World Rugby Trophy Qualifier with the winning kick. This propelled…

NOLA Gold signed Australian back Robbie Coleman through the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 29-year-old is 5’10” and 183lbs. Robbie is from Queanbeyan, Australia and has played Fullback, wing, and inside center, but can play flyhalf as well. He attended St. Edmunds College in Canberra. Coleman was the 2010 Australian U-20 Player of the Year in 2010 and also helped the Australian seven’s team take silver at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi the same year. He played rugby with the ACT Brumbies of Super Rugby from 2010-16 and in 2014, was the co-top try-scorer for the Brumbies, scoring eight…

The New England Free Jacks re-signed Ronan McCusker at lock for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. He played in team’s exhibition season before being was loaned to Austin Elite Rugby Club where he made three appearances. He then returned to the Free Jacks for their final match against Lansdowne FC from Dublin. Ronan is 23-years-old, 6’6″,255 lbs. and is from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He will be 24-years-old just prior to the 2020 season. Ronan is U.S. eligible, as his mother is from Philadelphia and father is from Ireland. He was a former 1st XV club captain of Rainey Old…

The Toronto Arrows re-signed Canada flanker Lucas Rumball for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 24-year-old is from Scarborough, Ontario and is 6’4″, and weighs 230 lbs. Lucas attended Queens University and was the captain for the Gaels Rugby team. He was selected for the Canada Under-18s and the Under-20s. For the latter, he captained the team in the World Rugby Trophy competition in 2015. Lucas played club rugby with Balmy Beach RFC until be became part of Canada’s Centralized Player’s Squad. He moved to British Columbia and joined the James Bay Athletic Association. Lucas has played Provincial rugby…

The Toronto Arrows re-signed Marcello Wainwright for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. Marcelo is 23-years-old, 5’11”, and 220 pounds. He played in 14 of the team’s matches in 2019. Marcello is from Toronto and attended Brebeuf College School. He then went to the University of Guelph in 2015 pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Kinesiology, Fitness, and Health. He played rugby for the Guelph Gryphons helping them win the 2016 OUA Men’s Championship. He was selected to the 2017 and 2018 OUA Men’s All-Stars at the back row. Marcello plays club rugby for the Toronto Scottish and…

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