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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 vs. New Orleans Gold Rugby The Austin Elite Rugby Club will meet the New Orleans Gold Rugby Club in the concluding Major League Rugby pre-season match. The teams will meet on Saturday, April 7 at 8 pm CDT at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex. The Major League Rugby regular season begins on April 21. Tickets are available with General Admission costing $15 and children under 14 free. The match is not being streamed, but follow the clubs on Twitter. Austin Elite Rugby Head Coach Alain Hyardet has made three changes and three positional changes from last week’s 48-17…

Utah Warriors & Ontario Arrows The Utah Warriors will face the Ontario Arrows on Friday, April 6 at 7 pm MT at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. The Utah Warriors set domestic rugby attendance records with a crowd of 9,186, in their opening pre-season loss to the Glendale Raptors. The Ontario Arrows opened their season on March 3 with a 28-28 draw against the Houston SaberCats and then lost on March 17 to Rugby United New York 36-19. The Arrows are playing a 2018 schedule against Major League Rugby opponents and against Boston Mystic Rugby, who is a possible…

Major League Rugby Announce Telecast Agreement with AT&T Sports Networks AT&T SportsNet and ROOT SPORTS to broadcast 17 MLR games in local markets SALT LAKE CITY (April 5, 2018) – Major League Rugby (MLR) today announced a broadcast agreement with AT&T Sports Networks for MLR’s inaugural season, launching April 2018. The deal completes MLR’s comprehensive distribution package, providing American rugby fans access to all matches. AT&T Sports Networks will carry a 17-game package with rights to six MLR teams including Austin, Houston and NOLA on AT&T SportsNet -Southwest region. ROOT SPORTS in the Northwest will carry Seattle matches and AT&T…

Boston Mystic River & Rugby United New York Boston Mystic River will face Rugby United New York on Saturday, March 31 at 5 pm at Roberto A. Mignone Field at Harvard University. Tickets are $10 at the field, with students with ID 50% off and children under 12 are free. This is a rematch of last week’s loss to Rugby United New York at Gaelic Park on March 24. Rugby United New York vs. Boston Mystic River March 24 Recap Rugby United New York won their second consecutive match on March 24 against Boston Mystic River 50-0. This came after beating the…

 New Orleans Gold Rugby Hosts Austin Elite Rugby The New Orleans Gold Rugby Club will face Austin Elite Rugby at 2 pm CT at Archbishop Shaw Sports Complex on Saturday, March 31. The field is located at 1000 Salesian Lane, Marrero, LA. The match will be live-streamed on Gift-Time Rugby Network if you can’t attend. New Orleans Gold Rugby Club New Orleans Gold Head Coach Nate Osborne has made three changes from the March 24 match draw against the Houston SaberCats. Derrek Van Klein gets his second start of the season at loosehead prop, with Hubert Buydens moving to the reserves. Matt Wirken…

Utah Warriors Face Glendale Raptors The Utah Warriors will face the Glendale Raptors on Friday, March 30 at 7 pm MT at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. This will be the first pre-season match for the Utah Warriors, while the Glendale Raptors beat New Orleans Gold Rugby Club 38-14 on March 10. For those who can not attend the match, it will be broadcast live on YouTube on Utah Warriors TV. Utah Warriors & Glendale Raptors Squads Utah Warriors: 1 Alex Tucci 2 Lote Tu’ipulotu 3 Angus Maclellan 4 Matt Jensen 5 Kory Olsen 6 Jackson Kaka 7 Ara Elkington 8…

Austin Elite Rugby & San Diego Legion First Pre-season Match Austin Elite Rugby and the San Diego Legion will face each other at the Multipurpose Stadium in Round Rock, Texas on Sunday, March 25. This will be the first of three pre-season Major League Rugby matches for Austin Elite, while it will be the first of two matches for San Diego. The gates will open at 1 pm CDT with the kickoff at 3 pm. Admission is free and the Multipurpose Stadium is located at 2001 N. Kenney Fort, Round Rock. Austin Elite Rugby will travel to Glendale, Colorado to…

Rugby United New York & Boston Mystic River Rugby United New York will host a double-header at Gaelic Park in the Bronx, with a charity game at 4 pm between FDNY and NYPD (New York City Fire Department vs. New York Bravest RFC). At 7 pm, Rugby United New York will play Boston Mystic River. Also being held that day is the Four Leaf Fifteens Rugby Tournament. Rugby United New York (RUNY) and the Four Leaf Fifteens Rugby Tournament have developed a partnership. “As part of the partnership, Rugby United New York will have a presence at the all-day tournament…

New Orleans Gold & Houston SaberCats The New Orleans Gold Rugby Club will host the Houston SaberCats at their new field at Archbishop Shaw Sports Complex on Saturday, March 24 at 4 pm CDT. The field is located at 1000 Salesian Lane, Marrero, LA. Gates will open at 2 pm and admission for adults is $20, while children 12 and under are $10. The teams met in a pre-season match in Sugarland, Texas on February 24 with the SaberCats winning 30-12. New Orleans Gold Rugby Club has a 1-2 pre-season record, after a loss on March 10 to the Glendale…

Austin Elite Rugby & Roland Suniula Austin Elite Rugby will have two Eagles brothers on the team for the Inaugural 2018 Major League Rugby season. Roland Suniula will be joining brother Andrew as a center. Roland was playing with Rugby Reggio in Emilia, Italy in the Italian Eccellenza League (Top 10). Contract details between the teams are being finalized. Roland Suniula Rugby Career Roland Suniula was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa in 1986 and his family moved to Auckland, New Zealand while he and brothers Andrew and Shalom were young. All attended Kelston Boys’ High School in Te Atatu,…

Austin Elite Rugby & Andrew Suniula Austin Elite Rugby will have an Eagles brothers combination in the centers for the inaugural 2018 Major League Rugby season. On February 10, 2018, the Chicago Lions President’s XV played against the Houston SaberCats. Grant Cole, Houston SaberCats commentator, announced that Andrew Suniula would be joining Austin Elite Rugby for the inaugural 2018 Major League Rugby season. This has since been confirmed by the team. What also will be of interest is that the team has confirmed that his brother Roland, will also be joining the team. Roland also played for the Eagles. Andrew…

Austin Elite Rugby & Ben Mitchell Austin Elite Rugby has added Ben Mitchell to the team at lock for the inaugural 2018 Major League Rugby season. He is 23 years old, 6’7″ and 112 kg/245lbs. Mitchell was born in Nottingham, England and moved to Ireland when he was 6 years old. He then began playing rugby that same year at Youghal RFC, East Cork, Ireland, the local club side. Mitchell attended High school at Midleton College, East Cork, playing center and fullback and was selected on the Munster School’s team in 2011 as a center. After graduating high school, he attended University…

Austin Elite Rugby & Dylan Goulding Austin Elite Rugby has added 24-year-old, 6’3″, 230lb. back row, Dylan Goulding for the inaugural 2018 Major League Rugby season. Goulding was born in New York City, but his family moved throughout his childhood, living in Argentina, Thailand, Taiwan, and in Singapore. While in Singapore, he attended the Singapore American School, playing for the SAS Eagles and graduating in 2012. Goulding then pursued his collegiate education at Clemson University, attending from 2012-2017. He graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management and again in 2017 with a second Bachelor’s Degree…

Austin Elite Rugby & Reece Czarnecki Austin Elite Rugby has added several talented recent College graduates for the 2018Major League Rugby season. Reece Czarnecki is from Wyoming, Michigan and is 25 years old, 5’11”, and weighs 200 pounds. Czarnecki went to West Catholic High School and after graduation in 2011, went to Davenport University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Management in 2015. He then attended graduate school there in 2016-2017. While at Davenport University, Czarnecki played rugby as a wing and was a USA Rugby Collegiate Sevens All-Americans in 2013-2014, as well as being selected to the…

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