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.

Utah Warriors & Glendale Raptors In the 80th minute, the Utah Warriors were inches from the try line, but the Glendale Raptors defended the attack to claim a 36-29 win on May 5 at Zion Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah. The match was broadcast locally on AT&T Sports Net, streamed nationally on ESPN+, and streamed internationally on the Major League Rugby Facebook page. Match Recap The Utah Warriors had the first scoring opportunity in the 8th minute, however, Kurt Morath’s kick sailed wide. The Glendale Raptors would get on the board first with a penalty kick by Will Magie in…

San Diego Legion & Houston SaberCats The San Diego Legion beat the Houston SaberCats 35-32 in the 83rd minute at Torero Stadium on Friday, May 4 in the Major League Rugby ‘Game of the Week’. The match was a high paced one of attacking rugby with teams taking advantage of mistakes. After the Houston SaberCats jumped out to a 10-0 lead, the San Diego Legion countered to take a narrow 21-20 lead at the break. The seesaw battle continued during the second half, with the Legion taking advantage of a SaberCats lineout throw that was not straight and then controlling…

Utah Warriors & Glendale Raptors The Utah Warriors host the Glendale Raptors on May 5 at 1:30 pm MDT (3:30 pm EDT) at Zion Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah. The match will be broadcast locally on AT&T Sports Net, streamed nationally on ESPN+, and streamed internationally on the Major League Rugby Facebook page. Utah Warriors Head Coach Alf Daniels has made four changes and three positional changes from the team’s Major League Rugby season opening 31-24 loss against the San Diego Legion. Ara Elkington, Tevita Tameilau, AJ Tu’ineau, and Don Pati start at flanker, No. 8, wing, and at fullback,…

San Diego Legion & Houston SaberCats The San Diego Legion face the Houston SaberCats at Torero Stadium on Friday, May 4 for the Major League Rugby ‘Game of the Week’. The broadcast will begin at 5 p.m. PT. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m., so plan to arrive early and secure a good spot in the stands. Tickets may be purchased at sdlegion.com/tickets or at the USD Box Office. You can throw out the pre-season result where the SaberCats beat the Legion 33-17. The Legion’s squad has had a number of changes since then. San Diego Legion The San Diego…

Ontario Arrows & Boston Mystics The Ontario Arrows will host the Boston Mystics in their home opener at York University on May 5 at 4:30 pm EDT. On April 21, the teams met in Maiden, MA with the Arrows winning 29-19. For those who can not attend the match, it will be streamed on the Ontario Arrows YouTube Channel. During halftime, the team is showcasing an Ontario Junior Women’s Selects match. Athletes from 10 Ontario rugby clubs and programs will be featured. Tickets are available for the match and all U16s are free. Tickets are $15 online / $20 at…

Austin Elite Rugby & New Orleans Gold Austin Elite Rugby defeated the New Orleans Gold Rugby Club 30-17 in their home Major League Rugby opener on May 3 at Round Rock Multipurpose Complex. The team has been very competitive in their two away losses. NOLA Gold comes into the match after beating the Houston SaberCats to open their season and then having a bye last weekend. The match was streamed nationally on ESPN+, internationally on the Major League Rugby Facebook page, and locally on Cox Yurview and on AT&T Sports Net SW. Match Recap Austin Elite Rugby took advantage of…

Austin Elite Rugby & New Orleans Gold Austin Elite Rugby will face the New Orleans Gold Rugby Club in their home Major League Rugby opener on May 3 at 8 pm CDT at Round Rock Multipurpose Complex. The team has been very competitive in their two away losses. NOLA Gold comes into the match after beating the Houston SaberCats to open their season and then having a bye last weekend. Tickets are still available for the match, however, should you not be able to attend the match, it will be streamed nationally on ESPN+, internationally on the Major League Rugby…

San Diego Legion & Utah Warriors The San Diego Legion defeated the Utah Warriors 31-24 in their home Major League Rugby opener at Torero Stadium on Sunday, April 29. With the win, the San Diego Legion move to 1-1, while the Utah Warriors are 0-1. San Diego will host the Houston SaberCats on May 4, while the Utah Warriors hos the Glendale Raptors on May 5. San Diego Legion vs. Utah Warriors Recap The San Diego Legion struck first with a try by Sione Tu’ihalamaka and a conversion by Tadhg Leader to take a 7-0 lead in the 2nd minute.…

Seattle Seawolves & Glendale Raptors The Seattle Seawolves lost to the Glendale Raptors 19-15 at Starfire Stadium on April 28. The soldout crowd endured the rain but were treated to an outstanding match. The Seawolves have sold out their entire Major League Rugby home season. On Thursday preceeding the match, John Quill injured his shoulder in practice and Devin Vaughter replaced him on the squad. With the change Dylan Fawsitt started at hooker, and Zach Fenoglio switched to flanker. First Half The Glendale Raptors Maximo De Achaval was sent to the bin in the 4th minute after a midair collision…

San Diego Legion & Utah Warriors The San Diego Legion will host the Utah Warriors in their home Major League Rugby opener at Torero Stadium on Sunday, April 29 at 4 pm PDT (7 pm EDT). Preceding the match at 1:30 pm PDT the University of San Diego will play the NorCal Pelicans. Tickets are still available. The match will also be broadcast locally on YurView, in Utah on AT&T Sports Net, nationally on ESPN+, and internationally on the Major League Rugby Facebook page. Last week, the San Diego Legion lost to the Seattle Seawolves 39-23. The Utah Warriors had…

Houston SaberCats & Austin Elite Rugby The Houston SaberCats hosted Austin Elite Rugby in the Battle Of Texas on April 28 at Dyer Stadium. The SaberCats emerged with a 50-38 win. Remote streaming proved to be an issue on ESPN+ in the first half and on the Major League Rugby Facebook page for international viewers. That’s a shame, as the match when visible was a good one. The commentary by Grant Cole and Brett Mills continues to be stellar. Next week the SaberCats travel to face the San Diego Legion on May 4. Austin Elite Rugby will look to gain…

Seattle Seawolves vs. Glendale Raptors The Seattle Seawolves host the Glendale Raptors on Saturday, April 28 at Starfire Stadium in the CBS Sports Network Game of the Week. The kickoff between the Major League Rugby number 1 and 2 teams will be at 7:30 pm PDT (10:30 pm EDT). Both teams opened the MLR season at home with the Seawolves beating the San Diego Legion 39-23 and the Glendale Raptors winning 41-26 against Austin Elite Rugby. Both teams have many capped internationals, along with some infused talented younger players. The Glendale Raptors will be without Ben Landry and Connor Cook,…

 Houston SaberCats & Austin Elite Battle of Texas The Houston SaberCats host Austin Elite Rugby in the ‘Battle of Texas’ on Saturday, April 28 at Dyer Stadium at 2:30 pm CDT. This will be the only Major League Rugby meeting between the teams this season. The Houston SaberCats opened the MLR season last Saturday, losing 35-26 to New Orleans Gold, while Austin Elite Rugby lost 41-26 to the Glendale Raptors. Houston SaberCats Upcoming Event The Houston SaberCats Academy is holding a Rugby Skills Camp for males and females on May 12 from Noon to 5 pm at Rhodes Stadium, 1733…

Seattle Seawolves vs. San Diego Legion – MLR Opener The Seattle Seawolves opened the Major League Rugby season against the San Diego Legion on Sunday, April 22 in front of a sold-out Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington. The match was broadcast on ESPN+ and locally on ROOT SPORTS in the Northwest and on Cox’s YurView network, available on Channel 4 to Cox and Spectrum cable customers in San Diego. Seattle Seawolves vs. San Diego Legion Recap San Diego Legion created pressure on the Seattle Seawolves early with their line speed. A Seawolves penalty for not releasing resulted in a Ben Cima…

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