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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.

Austin Elite Rugby – Alain Hyardet Head Coach Austin Elite Rugby Release Austin Elite Rugby is proud to announce Alain Hyardet as Head Coach. Mr. Hyardet brings his considerable coaching experience to Austin Elite Rugby for the 2018 inaugural Major League Rugby season. After retiring from playing professional rugby in 1996, Alain began a new career as a coach for USAP in Perpignan, France, and led them to the first TOP 16 Final in 1998 against Stade Français. In 1999, he joined the Béziers (PRO D2), becoming D2 champions in their first season, three seasons later they qualified for the…

Strikers Rugby Release Please welcome Dan Paul to the Strikers Rugby team! Paul joined us at our second #Strikersrugby Combine. Dan is a former student of Jakarta Intercultural School and Brigham Young University. He was the 2008 Collegiate Rugby Championship runner-up, and the 2009 Collegiate Rugby Champion. Paul has played for both Houston Athletic Rugby Club – HARC and West Houston Rugby Club. Strikers Rugby Justin Fitzpatrick – Head Coach Sam Windsor – Backs Coach, Flyhalf Matt Trouville – Academy Director, Backrow Charlie Hewitt – Lock Jake Turnbull – Prop Adam Macklin – Tighthead Prop Jackson Slater – Lock Kyle…

Strikers Rugby Release Strikers Rugby Coach Justin Fitzpatrick Welcomes Jake Turnbull to Team Strikers Rugby is pleased to announce the signing of Jake Turnbull who has represented the USA Rugby Selects is currently in Australia playing in the prestigious Shute Shield for Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union team. Jake says: “I’m absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to come to Houston and the Lone Star State and represent the Strikers. I can’t wait to hit the ground running and help the great people of Houston develop a love for rugby and their team the Houston Strikers. Thank you to coach Fitzpatrick…

Strikers Rugby Release Welcome, Kenneth Hepburn to the Strikers Rugby team! Kenneth studied at Sam Houston State University. He played for the USA Rugby U19’s and is the former captain of the Jamaica 7s team. Hepburn has previously played for Lone Star Rugby Club, The Woodlands Rugby Club, and Houston Athletic Rugby Club – HARC. Hepburn has been doing incredible work giving back to rugby and developing the next generation of players as the Head Coach of CyFair Warriors Rugby. Strikers Rugby Justin Fitzpatrick – Head Coach Sam Windsor – Backs Coach, Flyhalf Matt Trouville – Academy Director, Backrow Charlie…

September 8, 2017 Austin Elite Rugby partners with Exaduo Sport Austin Elite Rugby Release AUSTIN, TX –  Austin Elite Rugby is proud to welcome Exaduo Sport, as the official Player Management Platform. Developed in 2015 by EXADUO, Exaduo Sport is a global player management platform dedicated to professional sports teams. Built by digital specialists in collaboration with the French National Rugby Union team and Racing 92, the French TOP 14 champion in 2015-2016. Exaduo Sport is the leader in the French sports software market, and is used by the most famous, French rugby union and soccer teams. The platform aims…

Strikers Rugby Release Please welcome Chris Milledge to the Strikers Rugby team! Chris attended high school at Providence High School (North Carolina) and college at UNC Charlotte where he played for the Charlotte Rugby Club. Milledge is a representative of USA Rugby South and played for Byron Bay Rugby Club in Australia. Strikers Rugby Justin Fitzpatrick – Head Coach Sam Windsor – Backs Coach, Flyhalf Matt Trouville – Academy Director, Backrow Charlie Hewitt – Lock Jake Turnbull – Prop Adam Macklin – Tighthead Prop Jackson Slater – Lock Kyle Sumsion – Flanker Christopher Slater –Wing Cody Jones – Prop Diego…

Strikers Rugby Release Please welcome Chris Parker to the Strikers Rugby team! Parker is a product of the Katy Barbarians Rugby Club HS program and has previously played for both Houston Athletic Rugby Club – HARC & the Austin Blacks and is a Texas A&M Rugby Alumni. He has also represented the Collegiate All Americans & USA Rugby U-19 teams. Strikers Rugby Justin Fitzpatrick – Head Coach Sam Windsor – Backs Coach, Flyhalf Matt Trouville – Academy Director, Backrow Charlie Hewitt – Lock Jake Turnbull – Prop Adam Macklin – Tighthead Prop Jackson Slater – Lock Kyle Sumsion – Flanker…

Strikers Rugby Release Please welcome Josua Vici to the Strikers Rugby team! Josua is a FIJI RUGBY 7s player who has played multiple tournaments in the World Rugby Sevens Series under fellow Striker and Fijian 7s captain, Osea Kolinisau. Strikers Rugby Justin Fitzpatrick – Head Coach Sam Windsor – Backs Coach, Flyhalf Matt Trouville – Academy Director, Backrow Charlie Hewitt – Lock Jake Turnbull – Prop Adam Macklin – Tighthead Prop Jackson Slater – Lock Kyle Sumsion – Flanker Christopher Slater –Wing Cody Jones – Prop Diego Armando Maquieira – Hooker Pagopagohokma Taeaomua Haini – Backrow Zach Pangelinan – Fullback…

Austin Elite Rugby – Emma Powell Marketing Content Manager  Austin Elite Rugby Release Please welcome Emma Powell to the AER team as marketing content manager. Emma will be one of the faces behind the AER social media accounts, and you can contact her directly with marketing needs through FB messenger or epowell@austineliterugby.com With a background in graphic design, photography, and most recently marketing for Challenger Sports British Soccer, she earned a BS from BYU-Idaho in entrepreneurial management and marketing graphic design with 10+ years of owning her own photography business. Emma started playing rugby in 1993 as the first…

Strikers Rugby Release The Strikers Rugby second combine impressed the coaches. Andres Diaz is the sixth player signed by the approximately 70 plus athletes that attended. Andres attended St. Thomas High School and Texas A&M University. He was a Texas Selects player and Junior All-American. Diaz is a former Houston Athletic Rugby Club – HARC player. Other players signed following the second combine include Willie Perry-Jackson, Kieran Farmer, Conor Mills, LaThaddeus Hill Jr., and Colton Pederson. Coaches Justin Fitzpatrick, Sam Windsor and Matt Trouville have been hard at work building a talented team that hopes to contend when the 2018…

Strikers Rugby Release Kieran Farmer has joined the Strikers Rugby team after participating in the second combine on August 19. Kieran currently plays for Woodlands Youth Rugby Club, winners of this season’s Rugby Texas HS Championship. Farmer learned to play rugby with the Azerbaijan Tisa Titans from 2006-2011. He attended The Woodlands High School and was on the Varsity Track team 2015-2016. Farmer played for Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby in New Zealand this Summer. He is a flyhalf. Strikers Rugby Justin Fitzpatrick – Head Coach Sam Windsor – Backs Coach, Flyhalf Matt Trouville – Academy Director, Backrow Charlie Hewitt…

Strikers Rugby Release Conor Mills is the third player to join the Strikers Rugby team after their second Combine. Conor currently plays for Lone Star Rugby Club. Mills went to St. Thomas High School and received representative honors as the USA All American U17, U18, and U20. Conor previously played for Houston Athletic Rugby Club – HARC and The Woodlands Rugby Club. His position is at flyhalf. Strikers Rugby Justin Fitzpatrick – Head Coach Sam Windsor – Backs Coach, Flyhalf Matt Trouville – Academy Director, Backrow Charlie Hewitt – Lock Jake Turnbull – Prop Adam Macklin – Tighthead Prop Jackson…

Strikers Rugby Release LaThaddeus Hill Jr has joined the Strikers Rugby team as a wing. Hill is a current player with The Woodlands Rugby Club and attended Prairie View A&M University and Tarleton State University. He played football through college and played semi-pro football for the Galveston County Monarchs 2015-2017. Hill has been the #1 ranked Running Back in the Texas semi-pro league for the last two seasons. His father, LaThaddeus Hill Sr, was a USA Rugby Eagle. Strikers Rugby Justin Fitzpatrick – Head Coach Sam Windsor – Backs Coach, Flyhalf Matt Trouville – Academy Director, Backrow Charlie Hewitt –…

Austin Elite Rugby & Rick Medina Austin Elite Rugby Release Rick Medina has joined the Austin Elite Rugby team as Corporate Sales Manager. Rick Medina has been a part of USA and International Rugby community for close to 30 years. A lifetime member of The Austin Blacks, Rick also played representative rugby for The Texas Rugby Union and Spanish Rugby Federation. Rick brings a wealth of experience to the commercial team, having spent 10 years selling advertising and promotions for The Flagship station of The University of Texas at Austin Athletic Program, and them General Manager of ESPN Austin, while…

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