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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.

New Orleans Gold & Hubert Buyden’s Rugby Journey New Orleans Gold Rugby confirmed that Hubert Buydens, who has 43 caps for Canada at loosehead prop, has joined the team. Buydens was a starter for 33 of these matches and was a starter in the eight matches that he played for Canada at the Rugby World Cups in 2011 and 2015. His first international test cap was obtained in the Canada v England A (Saxons) match in Toronto, Jun 10, 2006. His 43rd cap was earned as Canada’s captain during the Americas Rugby Championship match between Chile and Canada at Santiago,…

Austin Elite Rugby Combine Austin Elite Rugby Release: Austin, TX   Austin Elite Rugby Management LLC announces its first combine on October 14, 2017 in preparation for the Major League Rugby 2018 inaugural season! Austin Elite Rugby Management owners Christopher Bugge, Richard Osborne, Thierry Daupin, former USA Eagles Captain Todd Clever, and Christophe Lavigne along with head coach Alain Hyardet invite all interested male players age 18+ to register for the Combine at austineliterugby.com/combine before the October 6 deadline. Based in Austin, TX, the combine will take place at Stadium ATX fields at 4107 Nixon Ln, October 14, 2017, 8am-5pm. All coaches around…

New Orleans Gold Rugby Club Adds Moni Tongauiha New Orleans Gold Rugby Club has signed Moni Tongauiha to the team for the inaugural Major League Rugby season that is slated to begin in April, 2018. Tongauiha grew up in Oakland, California where he played rugby for the Oakland Warthogs in high school. He then joined the Santa Barbara Rugby Academy and benefited from the coaching of Kevin Battle. Kevin Battle, head coach of the Santa Barbara Rugby Academy indicated in Tongauiha’s 2015 player profile that “Tesimoni ‘Moni’ Tongauiha is the ideal mid-field back: big, fast and tenacious. He brings another…

Peter Malcolm to Hook for Austin Elite Rugby Austin Elite Rugby introduced Peter Malcolm yesterday as its first signed player. Peter graduated from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where he played both rugby and football. Upon graduation, he continued playing rugby at Wheeling Jesuit University where he was named a Collegiate All American. Malcolm was also selected to play with the USA Falcons at the Halloween 7s that was held in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 31 and November 1, 2015. Developmental national sides from the USA, Argentina and Canada, as well as current Academy sides, Tiger Rugby,…

Matthew Turner New Seattle Seawolves Rugby Operations Director & Player Seattle Seawolves Rugby Release: Seattle, September 26, 2017: The Seattle Seawolves Rugby are proud to announce the arrival of Mathew Turner as both the team’s Operations Director and as a Senior Player. Mat will be seen in multiple roles with the Seawolves including assisting as the rugby ambassador for the club. “We are thrilled to have Mat on board. It’s hugely beneficial to have someone with Mat’s immense experience and passion associated with the team,” said Adrian Balfour, co-founder of the Seattle Seawolves. Turner will be a key man working…

Curry Hitchborn Rugby Development Director Seattle Seawolves Seattle Seawolves Release The Seattle Seawolves are proud to announce Curry Hitchborn as their Rugby Development Director. “Curry is one of the most hard-working people I know,” Adrian Balfour, co-founder of the Seattle Seawolves, said when making the announcement. “His knowledge, expertise and passion for rugby is unparalleled and we couldn’t be happier to have him as part of the Seawolves coaching staff.” Hitchborn is no stranger to success on the rugby field. He won three Premierships in a row, including two with Okanagan Springs while at UBC and one with Capilano RFC,…

Strikers Rugby Release Welcome, Robert Meeson to the Strikers Rugby team! Robert went to Elsie Allen High School and played for the Elsie Allen Lobo Rugby Club. He went to college at UC Davis where he continued playing for the Men’s Rugby Club. After college, Robert joined the Santa Rosa Rugby Club and joined the Santa Barbara Rugby Academy where he was picked up by the Sacramento Express. Last season Robert played for the Seattle Saracens in the BC Rugby Premier League. Strikers Rugby Justin Fitzpatrick – Head Coach Sam Windsor – Backs Coach, Flyhalf Matt Trouville – Academy Director,…

Sebastián Kalm Joins the New Orleans Gold The New Orleans Gold announced the signing of Sebastián Kalm to the team for the inaugural Major league Rugby season. Sebastián played college rugby at Lindenwood University, where he was an All-American. He played backrow with the PRO Rugby Ohio Aviators, where he was the second leading try scorer in the League and was the League’s MVP. Kalm has also played with the Chilean under 20 national team, but since he did not play with the senior team, is eligible to play for the USA national team based on his residency. New Orleans…

Austin Elite Rugby – Alain Hyardet Head Coach Austin Elite Rugby Release Austin Elite Rugby is proud to announce Alain Hyardet as Head Coach. Mr. Hyardet brings his considerable coaching experience to Austin Elite Rugby for the 2018 inaugural Major League Rugby season. After retiring from playing professional rugby in 1996, Alain began a new career as a coach for USAP in Perpignan, France, and led them to the first TOP 16 Final in 1998 against Stade Français. In 1999, he joined the Béziers (PRO D2), becoming D2 champions in their first season, three seasons later they qualified for the…

Strikers Rugby Release Please welcome Dan Paul to the Strikers Rugby team! Paul joined us at our second #Strikersrugby Combine. Dan is a former student of Jakarta Intercultural School and Brigham Young University. He was the 2008 Collegiate Rugby Championship runner-up, and the 2009 Collegiate Rugby Champion. Paul has played for both Houston Athletic Rugby Club – HARC and West Houston Rugby Club. Strikers Rugby Justin Fitzpatrick – Head Coach Sam Windsor – Backs Coach, Flyhalf Matt Trouville – Academy Director, Backrow Charlie Hewitt – Lock Jake Turnbull – Prop Adam Macklin – Tighthead Prop Jackson Slater – Lock Kyle…

Strikers Rugby Release Strikers Rugby Coach Justin Fitzpatrick Welcomes Jake Turnbull to Team Strikers Rugby is pleased to announce the signing of Jake Turnbull who has represented the USA Rugby Selects is currently in Australia playing in the prestigious Shute Shield for Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union team. Jake says: “I’m absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to come to Houston and the Lone Star State and represent the Strikers. I can’t wait to hit the ground running and help the great people of Houston develop a love for rugby and their team the Houston Strikers. Thank you to coach Fitzpatrick…

Strikers Rugby Release Welcome, Kenneth Hepburn to the Strikers Rugby team! Kenneth studied at Sam Houston State University. He played for the USA Rugby U19’s and is the former captain of the Jamaica 7s team. Hepburn has previously played for Lone Star Rugby Club, The Woodlands Rugby Club, and Houston Athletic Rugby Club – HARC. Hepburn has been doing incredible work giving back to rugby and developing the next generation of players as the Head Coach of CyFair Warriors Rugby. Strikers Rugby Justin Fitzpatrick – Head Coach Sam Windsor – Backs Coach, Flyhalf Matt Trouville – Academy Director, Backrow Charlie…

September 8, 2017 Austin Elite Rugby partners with Exaduo Sport Austin Elite Rugby Release AUSTIN, TX –  Austin Elite Rugby is proud to welcome Exaduo Sport, as the official Player Management Platform. Developed in 2015 by EXADUO, Exaduo Sport is a global player management platform dedicated to professional sports teams. Built by digital specialists in collaboration with the French National Rugby Union team and Racing 92, the French TOP 14 champion in 2015-2016. Exaduo Sport is the leader in the French sports software market, and is used by the most famous, French rugby union and soccer teams. The platform aims…

Strikers Rugby Release Please welcome Chris Milledge to the Strikers Rugby team! Chris attended high school at Providence High School (North Carolina) and college at UNC Charlotte where he played for the Charlotte Rugby Club. Milledge is a representative of USA Rugby South and played for Byron Bay Rugby Club in Australia. Strikers Rugby Justin Fitzpatrick – Head Coach Sam Windsor – Backs Coach, Flyhalf Matt Trouville – Academy Director, Backrow Charlie Hewitt – Lock Jake Turnbull – Prop Adam Macklin – Tighthead Prop Jackson Slater – Lock Kyle Sumsion – Flanker Christopher Slater –Wing Cody Jones – Prop Diego…

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