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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.

Old Glory DC hosts the Seattle Seawolves in their MLR home opener on Sunday, February 16 at Cardinal Stadium at Catholic University. Kickoff is at 3 pm ET and the match will be preceded with a women’s college match at 11 am between Life University and Penn State and a women’s representative match between the Old Glory Selects and USA Rugby South at 12:30 pm. The Old Glory DC vs Seawolves match will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington, Root Sports, and ESPN+. Tickets for the match are available and are expected to sell out. Get your tickets for Sunday…

The Toronto Arrows host the Houston SaberCats on February 16 at 2:30 pm ET at Sam Boyd Stadium as part of MLR Vegas Weekend. The match is being broadcast on TSN and streamed on ESPN+. International viewers who are not located in Canada may watch on Major League Rugby Facebook live. Last week, the Arrows beat the Austin Gilgronis and the Houston SaberCats won against the Colorado Raptors. Toronto Arrows Director of Rugby Chris Silverthorn has made one change in his starters and two in the reserves for the match against the Houston SaberCats.  Jonny Sheridan starts at wing in…

The San Diego Legion hosts the Colorado Raptors on February 16 at 6 pm ET at Sam Boyd Stadium as part of MLR Vegas Weekend. San Diego opened the 2020 Major League Rugby season with a win over the Seattle Seawolves, while the Colorado Raptors lost to the Houston SaberCats. San Diego Legion San Diego Legion has made two changes from last week’s match. Aaron Mitchell is the tighthead prop and Tira Patterson is at wing with Dylan Audsley moving to fullback. Jamie Dever and Ben Mitchell could see playing time in the reserves. San Diego Legion vs Seattle Seawolves…

The Utah Warriors host the New England Free Jacks on February 15 at 2:30 pm ET at Sam Boyd Stadium as part of MLR Vegas Weekend. The match will be broadcast on Eleven Sports and for international viewers on the Major League Facebook page live. It will also be broadcast on NESN tape delay on Feb. 16 at 5 pm ET. Last week the Utah Warriors lost to Rugby ATL, while the New England Free jacks opened MLR Vegas Weekend with a win over Rugby United New York. Utah Warriors The Utah Warriors made two changes from last week’s match…

Rugby United New York host the Austin Gilgronis on February 15 at 6:30 ET at Sam Boyd Stadium as part of MLR Vegas Weekend. The match will be streamed on ESPN+ and broadcast for international viewers on Major League Rugby Facebook live. Both teams lost in the opening week of the 2020 Major League Rugby season. RUNY lost to the New England Free Jacks to open the  MLR Vegas Weekend, while Austin Gilgronis lost their home opener to the Toronto Arrows. Rugby United New York Rugby United New York Head Coach Greg McWilliams has made three changes in the starters…

Austin Gilgronis added Brendan Rams for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 30-year-old hooker/prop is 6’1″ and 282 lbs. Brendan played for the Austin Blacks to begin the 2019-2020 USA Club Rugby season. In 2019 he played 230 minutes in 11 matches for the MLR side. He carried 30 times for 133 meters and made 22 tackles. Brendan is from South Africa and attended St. Albans School and St. Albans College in Pretoria. He played age-grade rugby with the Blue Bulls Rugby Union from the Under-16s through the Senior level. He also played with the University of Pretoria (Tuks),…

NOLA Gold has added Konor Coan for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 21-year-old prop is 6’0” and 249 lb. Konor was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in New Zealand since he was 2 years old. He has dual citizenship. Konor attended Paraparaumu College and played rugby for the first XV. He played for the USA U18s and for the Hurricanes U18s. He attended the University of Otago since 2017 and helped the team advance to the Metropolitan Premier 2 semifinals. In 2018 he took time off to concentrate on pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology and…

Connacht Rugby: Connacht Rugby U17s to play RUNY in New York next month Rugby United New York Release Connacht Rugby U17s team will play against the RUNY High School All-Star Academy leading into our Home Opener match against Seattle Seawolves on March 15. We’re thrilled to have Connacht Rugby join us for our first home game. Go and buy your ticket to the match here! Connacht Rugby Announcement Connacht Rugby is delighted to announce that the Connacht Rugby U17 squad will play Rugby United New York (RUNY) on Sunday, 15th March as part of a Tour to New York this…

The Utah Warriors added Joe Pikula for the 2020 season. The flanker/No.8 is 6’2″ and 275 lbs. Joe is from St. George, Utah and attended Dixie High School from 2005-2008  and played football. Joe attended Brigham Young University from 2014-2017 and played rugby with the team and received honorable mention All-American honors. he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Wellness and is employed s a realtor. Other Articles DJCoil Rugby articles by Doug Coil are also available on Facebook. Other Social Media sites to follow or subscribe include Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for interviews.

The Utah Warriors added Mike Payne for the 2020 season. The 25-year-old tighthead prop/hooker is 6’0″ and 245 lbs. Mike is from Murrieta, California and attended Murrieta Valley High School. He played football as a defensive end and running back and was also on the track and field team, specializing in the shot put. Mike attended Brigham Young University from 2013-2019 where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Wellness. He played rugby for BYU from 2017-2019. “During 2014 and 2015, he served a two-year service mission to Boise, Idaho for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”…

The Utah Warriors added Dominik Toluono for the 2020 season. The center is 6’1″, 215 lbs. and is from Taylorsville, Utah. Dominik attended Taylorsville High School and played rugby during high school with Lowland Rugby Club, Wasatch Rugby Club and for the Utah Lions Rugby’s 15s and 7s teams. He also played in the Pioneer 7s with Mana Rugby Club in 2015. The Utah Warriors team profile indicated that “his father played club rugby in Western Samoa and in Utah, which inspired Toluono to give it a try his freshman year of high school.” Other ArticlesDJCoil Rugby articles by Doug…

The Utah Warriors added Jaggar Tauvao-Wall for the 2020 season. The 25-year-old flanker is 6’5″ and 248 lbs. Jaggar is from West Valley City, Utah and is on Tongan heritage. He attended Hunter High School and helped the Hunter Rugby team win the state championship during the 2013-2014 season. He went on to play football at Snow College and also played rugby for Park City Haggis and Mana Rugby Club. Other Articles DJCoil Rugby articles by Doug Coil are also available on Facebook. Other Social Media sites to follow or subscribe include Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for interviews.

The Utah Warriors added Danny Christensen for the 2020 season. The scrum-half is 5’9″, 170 lbs. and is from Salt Lake City, Utah. Danny attended Olympus High School and played rugby for the Highland Rugby Club. In 2008, the team won the high school national championship and he was named the MVP. He then attended the University of Utah where he also played rugby and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He was a Collegiate All-American 15s and 7s in 2014 and 2015. According to the Utah Warriors player profile, from 2009-2011, he served a two-year service mission to…

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