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.

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…

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…

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