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 & Vince Jobo The New Orleans Gold Rugby Club re-signed South African flanker Vincent Jobo for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. There were high expectations when the team signed Vince for the 2018 season, however during the last pre-season match, he tore his Achilles tendon and his expected contributions were missed. Sevens months later, he has been maintaining a rigorous regimen with a personal trainer in preparation for returning healthy for 2019. Jobo is 27 years old, 6’2″ and weighs 235 pounds and has played both flanker and eight-man. He was born in Krugersdorp, South Africa…

Rugby United New York & Kyle Sumsion Rugby United New York signed former USA Eagle Kyle Sumsion for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. Prior to moving to New York, the 28-year-old, 6’2″, 240 pound, back row player, captained the Houston Sabercats in the 2018 Major League Rugby season. While playing in New York, Sumsion will also be an Assistant Rugby Coach at the United States Military Academy. Sumsion is from Provo, Utah and attended American Fork High School where he played tight end in football and graduated in 2008. In 2009 he attended Brigham Young University where he was…

Seattle Seawolves & George Barton The Seattle Seawolves re-signed 21-year-old Canada center George Barton for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. Barton stands at 6’0”, 230 lbs. and is a versatile player with exceptional speed, which is combined with his physical style of play. Barton is from Duncan, British Columbia, graduated from Shawnigan Lake School in 2015. He played rugby for his high school team and also for Cowichan Rugby Club, where both his father Bruce and his older brother played. Both were capped for Canada. After graduation, he spent two years playing in France with ASM Clermont-Ferrand Rugby Club’s…

New Orleans Gold & Taylor Howden The New Orleans Gold Rugby Club re-signed Taylor Howden for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. Taylor is from Auckland, New Zealand, is 6’0″ tall and weighs 221 pounds. He is a versatile player who plays fly-half or center. Taylor is the Academy Director and captain of the New Orleans Gold Rugby Club and his leadership on the team has been invaluable both on and off the field. Following the conclusion of the MLR season, Taylor played in the USA Rugby Club 7s Nationals with New Orleans Rugby Club and was named to the…

Seattle Seawolves & Ben Cima The Seattle Seawolves signed Ben Cima for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. He is 22-years-old, 6’1″ and weighs 200 pounds. Cima was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and lives in Bethesda, Maryland. He comes from a rugby family with his father Marcelo, having played at LaSalle in Argentina and his brother Matias playing with him at both the University of Maryland and at Rocky Gorge. He attended Gonzaga College High School from 2010-2014 and was a four-time High School All-American. While at Gonzaga, the team won the National Championship in 2014. Cima then went…

New England Freejacks Host Irish Rugby A Fixtures New England Free Jacks Release Boston, Mass. (November 9, 2018)– The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and the Free Jacks, New England’s newly announced Major League Rugby team, have joined forces to bring high-level professional rugby to the United States in the spring of 2019. The competition, which features provincial “A” squads from Connacht, Leinster, Munster, Ulster, along with the nascent New England Free Jacks, will provide intense learning for up-and-coming professional players from both Ireland and the United States and provide a window into the excitement of high-quality rugby to the…

Seattle Seawolves & Nakai Penny The Seattle Seawolves re-signed flanker Nakai Penny for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 22-year-Old former UBC Thunderbird is 6’3″ and 215 pounds. Penny was born in Penticton, British Columbia and played rugby throughout high school at Penticton Secondary where he graduated in 2014. That year, the Pen High Lakers advanced to the AAA Okanagan Valley semifinal where they lost to the Salmon Arm Gold 17-12 in overtime. Penny then enrolled at the University of British Columbia in 2014 and played with the Thunderbirds through 2017. He majored in Kinesiology. In 2015 he played…

New Orleans Gold Rugby Club & Holden Yungert The New Orleans Gold Rugby Club re-signed Holden Yungert for the 2019 Major League Rugby season.  The 25-year-old scrumhalf, 5’10”, 185 pounds and is from Petaluma, California. Holden played youth soccer and began playing rugby his freshman year at Petaluma High School. He also played for the North Bay Rugby Club Wildcats and the Marin Highlanders Rugby Youth team. After graduating high school, he went to Saint Mary’s College of California from 2012 to 2017, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Environmental Studies. While there, he played D1A College Rugby…

DC MLR DC MLR will be joining Major League Rugby in 2020 and during 2019, the team will play an exhibition season. Prior to that Players, coaches, and front office staff need to be hired and sponsors obtained. From a DC MLR newsletter, forms are listed below for those opportunities. Players: We are actively developing the schedule for player combines, exhibition games, and other activities through 2019 to prepare us for competition in 2020. Interested players should click here to fill out and submit the questionnaire on our website, so that we may keep you informed of all upcoming milestones. Coaches…

Houston SaberCats & Jamie Dever The Houston SaberCats have signed Jamie Dever for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. Dever can play both loosehead and tighthead prop positions. Dever is from Westport, County Mayo, Ireland and is 25 years old. He is 6’1″ and weighs 254 pounds. He joined the SaberCats in 2017 from Cambridge Rugby Club as an injury replacement for Codi Jones, although he was on the radar for some time. On December 16, he started for the team at loosehead prop in a pre-season 21-5 win against Dallas Rugby. He has since played in the January 2018…

Toronto Arrows & Jack Evans The Toronto Arrows signed fullback Jack Evans for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 21-year-old athlete is 6’1″ and weighs 205 pounds. Jack was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and spent most of his life in Wales. He attended Llandovery College from 2013-2018 where he played rugby and golf, having a 14 handicap. He was honored with several awards including finishing third in the Welsh Under-18s and Under-20s Combined events in athletics and in 2014 was the European Junior Fly-fishing champion. Jack also played rugby for the Gloucester Academy and for the Scarlets Academy,…

Toronto Arrows & Peter Milazzo The Toronto Arrows signed flanker Peter Milazzo for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 22-year-old back row is from Toronto, is 6″4″, and weighs 230 pounds. 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 in 2014. Milazzo has played club rugby for the Toronto Saracens and the Toronto Scottish. He played provincial rugby…

Toronto Arrows & Theo Sauder The Toronto Arrows signed Canada flyhalf/fullback Theo Sauder for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. He is 22-years-old, 5’11”, and weighs 185 pounds. Sauder is from Vancouver, British Columbia and graduated from St. George’s School in 2014. While there, he led the team to a second straight BC High School Sevens Championship and toured with the school to Argentina in 2014.  While in high school, he also played rugby sevens for the Canada Maple Leafs in the NACRA Sevens in 2013. After graduating, he attended the University of British Columbia from 2014-2018 and played rugby…

Toronto Arrows & Kainoa Lloyd The Toronto Arrows signed Canada wing Kainoa Lloyd for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 24-year-old athlete is 5’11”, and weighs 205 pounds. Lloyd is from Mississauga, Ontario and played for the Mississauga Blues. He attended Streetsville High School and Queens University. He was an OUA All-Star in 2014 and again in 2017. He played Provincial rugby for the Ontario Blues in several Canadian Rugby Championships. He has played for Canada A in the Americas Pacific Challenge in both 2017 and in 2018. He also played for Canada Selects against the Ontario Arrows in May…

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