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.

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…

Boston Mystics & Ontario Arrows The Boston Mystics lost to the Ontario Arrows 29-19 on April 21 at Pine Banks Park in Malden, MA. The Ontario Arrows jumped out to a 19-0 lead at the half, but the Boston Mystic second-half comeback with three tries did not match the five tries the Arrows had on the day. Preceding the match against the Ontario Arrows, the D2 Barbarians beat Boston Irish Wolfhounds 48-26 in a NERFU playoff match. Boston Mystics vs. Ontario Arrows Recap Since the match was not streamed, a scoring recap will need to suffice. The Ontario Arrows took…

Glendale Raptors Win MLR Home Opener Against Austin Elite Rugby The Glendale Raptors beat Austin Elite Rugby 41-26 on April 21 in their home opener of Major League Rugby at Infinity Park. The match was broadcast on CBS Sports Network as the game of the week and was streamed internationally on the Major League Rugby Facebook page. Glendale Raptors vs. Austin Elite Rugby Recap The Glendale Raptors saw Austin Elite Rugby jump out to an early 7-0 lead before a penalty kick and three tries gave them a 24-7 lead at the break. The Raptors increased their lead in the…

New Orleans Gold Spoils Houston SaberCats Home Opener The Houston SaberCats opened the regular Major League Rugby season against New Orleans Gold Rugby Club, losing 35-26 on Saturday, April 21 at Dyer Stadium in Houston, Texas. The match was broadcast on ESPN+ and locally in the Houston and New Orleans area on AT&T SportsNet -Southwest region. Internationally, the match was streamed on the Major League Rugby Facebook page. Entering the match, both teams were familiar with each other having played twice in the pre-season. The SaberCats won 30-12 on February 24 at Constellation Field, while on March 24 they played…

Seattle Seawolves vs. San Diego Legion – MLR Opener The Seattle Seawolves open 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 at 5 pm. PDT. The match will be 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. For a live stream the game through YurView here: bit.ly/watch-stream-sdlegion. The match should excite the crowd and the broadcast audience, as both teams are talented offensively. The…

Glendale Raptors & Austin Elite: CBSSN Game of  Week The Glendale Raptors host Austin Elite Rugby this Saturday, April 21 in the home opener of Major League Rugby at 3 pm MDT at Infinity Park, the first rugby-specific stadium in the nation. Two hours prior to kickoff, there will be festivities at the Raptors Fan Zone, a tailgate-style pregame party featuring games, activities, food, drinks, and more. Raptors head coach David Williams discussed entering the inaugural season of professional rugby, indicating his team is prepared: “We’ve become more resilient during a long, successful preseason, but real tests are the in-season…

Utah Warriors & Wolf Pack Rugby The Utah Warriors exploded for a 40-7 lead at the break over Wolf Pack Rugby and won 80-12. Josh Whippy was the Man of the Match with four tries, however, in the 73rd minute the match was stopped early as Whippy needed medical attention. Nobody likes to see someone injured and the thoughts of many will go out to Josh, his family, and the team. The Warriors will savor the win and then turn their attention to their opening match at the San Diego Legion on Sunday, April 29.  The crowd was behind the…

Houston SaberCats Open MLR vs. New Orleans Gold Rugby The Houston SaberCats will open the regular Major League Rugby season against New Orleans Gold Rugby Club on Saturday, April 21 at 2 pm CDT at Dyer Stadium in Houston, Texas. Tickets sales are strong but are still available. The match will be broadcast on ESPN+ and locally in the Houston and New Orleans area on AT&T SportsNet -Southwest region. Both teams are familiar with each other having played twice in the pre-season. The SaberCats won 30-12 on February 24 at Constellation Field, while on March 24 they played to a…

Boston Mystic River & Ontario Arrows The third match of the professional season will be in Boston against a very tough Ontario Arrows team that won their last match against the Utah Warriors 24-20. Boston Mystic River improved their performance against Rugby United New York on March 31, although the in the closing minutes, RUNY scored two tries in a match that was closer than the score indicated. The kickoff against the Arrows is slated for 4 PM EDT at Pine Banks Park in Malden, and there is NO COST to attend. Last weekend, Mystic River D1 side defeated NYAC…

Utah Warriors & Wolf Pack Rugby The Utah Warriors have a bye week one as the Major League Rugby season opens on Saturday, April 21. Ahead of the team’s opening match at the San Diego Legion on Sunday, April 29, the Utah Warriors will play their third and final pre-season match against the Wolf Pack Rugby in their new field at Zion Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah at 7 pm MDT. Tickets are still available. The Utah Warriors have faced stiff competition in the pre-season losing to the Glendale Raptors 42-15 and then executing a strong second half performance against…

Ontario Arrows Host Against Rugby United New York This Saturday, April 14, the Ontario Arrows will host their inaugural home match at York University’s Alumni Stadium in Toronto at 4:30 pm ET. The Arrows have played three matches against Major League Rugby competition and have a 1-1-1 record entering the match against RUNY. The team also will play Boston Mystic Rugby away on April 21 and home at 4:30 pm on May 5, to conclude their 2018 season. Rugby United New York enters the match with a 3-0 record and a chance to go undefeated on the season. They are…

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