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.

Toronto Arrows & Andrew Ferguson The Toronto Arrows signed Canada scrumhalf Andrew Ferguson for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. He is 26-years-old, 5’9″, and weighs 190 pounds. 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 club rugby for the Oakville…

Toronto Arrows & Paul Ciulini The Toronto Arrows signed Canada lock Paul Ciulini for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old is 6’5″, and weighs 265 pounds. Ciulini is from Vaughan, Ontario and attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School and was a highly ranked throwing the javelin. After graduation, he went to the University of Toronto majoring in Chemistry and played rugby for the Varsity Blues. He was also selected for the 2015 OUA All-Stars. Ciulini began playing rugby at an early age with the Aurora Barbarians beginning about 2007 with the Under-12s. Provincial and Professional Rugby…

Toronto Arrows & Gastón Mieres The Toronto Arrows signed Uruguay fullback Gastón Mieres for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. He is 29-years-old, 5’11”, and weighs 178 pounds. 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 60 Uruguay national matches, starting 50 of them. Three of the 2018 matches were against Argentina XV…

Toronto Arrows & Steven Ng The Toronto Arrows have signed hooker Steven Ng for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 21-year-old is 5’11” and weighs 235 pounds. He is from Ottawa, Ontario and attended Merivale High School. Steven Ng has played rugby for numerous clubs. In 2012 he played until 2016 with the Barrhaven Scottish Rugby FC and also with Eastern Ontario Rugby FC from 2012-14. In 2015 he played with the Voyagers RFC in Quebec before moving to New Zealand and playing rugby with the Waimea Old Boys RFC in Nelson, New Zealand and with the Tasman Makos…

Toronto Arrows & Morgan Mitchell The Toronto Arrows have signed Morgan Mitchell for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old, 5’7″, and a 249-pound prop is from Gore, New Zealand and was born hearing impaired. Morgan began playing rugby when he was 5-years-old. He attended Gore Main School and then Gore High School where he was a star athlete. He athletic prowess drew national attention and played for the Under-17s in New Zealand. His hearing had progressively declined and he played the majority of his rugby without the use of a hearing aid that was regularly worn outside of…

New Orleans Gold & Zack Stryffeler New Orleans Gold Rugby Club has re-signed Zack Stryffeler for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. Zack is 29-years-old, 6’2″ and weighs 215 pounds. The center also works with the team on strength and conditioning and develops youth rugby with the team. Zack attended Padua Franciscan High School in Parma, Ohio, graduating in 2007. He was a multi-sport athlete earning All-State honors in Ice Hockey, All-Conference in Football, and All-Conference in Baseball. He was also voted Mr. Bruin of his class due to the number of varsity letters and his overall athletic performance. After…

Toronto Arrows & Cole Keith The Toronto Arrows have signed Canada National Team prop Cole Keith for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 21-year-old is from Sussex, New Brunswick is 6’0″”, and weighs 255 pounds. Cole went to Sussex High School in New Brunswick and played for the Belleisle Rovers, the Under-16 and Under-18s Spruce, and for the Atlantic Rock provincial team. In 2016 moved to Victoria, British Columbia and joined James Bay Athletic Club and became part of the Canadian Centralized Group. In 2016 he played for Canada’s Under-20s in the World Rugby Junior Trophy competition qualifier against…

Toronto Arrows & Rob Brouwer The Toronto Arrows announced on November 6, 2018, the first 12 of their Major League Rugby signings for 2019. One of them was 35-year-old loosehead prop Rob Brouwer, who is from Lindsay, Ontario. He is 6’3″, weighs 260 pounds and has the distinction of being the oldest Canadian Rugby National Team player to make his debut at 33-year and 72 days old. Rob grew up in Lindsay, a town 2 hours northeast of Toronto and farm life impacted the time that he had on activities outside of school. His senior year in high school, he…

Toronto Arrows & Major League Rugby Signings Toronto Arrows Release (TORONTO, ON) – The Toronto Arrows, the newest franchise in Major League Rugby, have announced their first player signings for 2019 and will be revealing many more in the coming weeks. Agreeing to terms with the new Canadian-based team are: PROPS Brouwer, Rob (Lindsay, Ont.) Keith, Cole (Sussex, N.B.) Mitchell, Morgan (Gore, New Zealand) HOOKERS Ng, Steven (Ottawa, Ont.) LOCKS Ciulini, Paul (Vaughan, Ont.) BACK ROWS Milazzo, Peter (Toronto, Ont.) Rumball, Lucas (Scarborough, Ont.) BACKS Evans, Jack (Victoria, B.C.) Ferguson, Andrew (Mississauga, Ont.) Lloyd, Kainoa (Mississauga, Ont.) Mieres, Gaston (Punta…

Houston SaberCats & Sam WindsorThe Houston SaberCats have re-signed former Ulster PRO14 Rugby player Sam Windsor as a fly-half and backs coach. Windsor is 31-years-old, 6’1″ and 215 pounds. Sam leadership was evident since his arrival in Houston. He actively developed connections with other SaberCats coaches and players with the media, clubs, colleges, youth rugby organizations, as well as the community. He also had a stellar first season with the team and was among the MLR statistical leaders in several categories. He was the scoring leader with 103 points, was 2nd in conversions, penalty goals, and penalty goals attempted, and…

New Orleans Gold & Ben Tarr The New Orleans Gold Rugby Club re-signed Eagles prop Ben Tarr for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. Ben was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to the Coast Coast area of Queensland Australia. Ben is 24 years old, 5’11” and weighs 246 pounds. He has played both tighthead and loosehead prop for the USA Rugby Men’s National team and is Eagles No. 459. Ben went to high school at the Brisbane Boys College from 2007-2011. In 2012 he went to The Southport School, an independent Anglican school in Queensland. He continued his education…

Seattle Seawolves & Dion Crowder The Seattle Seawolves have re-signed Dion Crowder for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old wing is 5’7″ and 190 pounds. Crowder grew up in Chicago Heights, Illinois and graduated Thornton Factional South High School in 2011. He was a wrestler throughout his high school athletic career and competed at Purdue for 2 years. His Junior year, he began to play rugby and has had him hooked ever since. Crowder attended Purdue University from 2011 to 2016, when he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology, Leadership, and innovation. Following his graduation, he moved…

New England Free Jacks Mini Combine New England Free Jacks Release First Free Jacks’ Local Talent ID Opportunity Hosted at Pine Banks Park in Melrose, Massachusetts Monday, November 12 from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Boston, MA – The New England Free Jacks will be hosting their first of many mini-combines at Pine Banks Park in Malden, Mass.  on the evening of November 12th. The “minibine” will be used to help identify talent by the Free Jacks’ in the build-up to their 2019 spring exhibition season and entrance into Major League Rugby regular competition in  2020. While the Free Jacks…

Houston SaberCats & Jake Turnbull The Houston SaberCats re-signed Jake Turnbull, a prop and the SaberCats Academy Youth Development Coach, for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old is 6’2″ and weighs 252 pounds. Turnbull is from Sydney, Australia and went to Waverly College from 2006-2011 and played rugby, and then for Eastern Suburbs in the Shute Shield from 2012-2017. In 2015 he moved to Denver, Colorado where he played for the Glendale Raptors in the Pacific Rugby Premiership before returning to New South Wales and Eastern Suburbs. In 2016 he played for the Denver Stampede and then for…

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