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The Austin Gilgronis re-signed former All Black, Jamie ‘Whoppa’ Mackintosh for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 35-year-old prop (36 in February)  is 6’4” and 290 lbs. Jamie will have a dual role as a player-coach in 2021. He joins “Sam Harris’ coaching staff as a forwards specialist and is ecstatic about the opportunity to lead the young, athletic AG’s forward pack and a deep stable of dynamic props.” Jamie’s return to professional rugby in the United States made an immediate physical impact in the Gilgronis scrum in 2020. In three matches he played 207 minutes, carried 24 times…

Rugby ATL Release Yesterday, Rugby ATL unveiled the RATLER logo; a logo designed to be a direct representation of our city, team, and fan base. We listened to the voices of our fans (The RATLers) who have identified themselves as this Apex Predator, native to the Southeast Region. You, The RATLERS, have a direct impact on the matchday effort as our team’s strength grows with every new RATLER who joins the “Snake Pit.” The new logo was designed by ATL players Chance Wenglewski and Ryan Britain. Other Articles DJCoil Rugby articles by Doug Coil are also available on Facebook. Other…

Rugby United New York signed Sakaria Taulafo for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 37-year-old (38 in January) loosehead prop is 6’0″ and 275 lbs. ZaK played for the Colorado Raptors in 2020, starting four matches and appearing in the other match as a reserve during the truncated MLR season. Sakaria was born in Savaii, Samoa, and lived in the village of Asau Savai’i and Malie Upolu. He played in 2001 for the Samoa U19s on tour in Chile and for the U18s that year. He moved to New Zealand in 2002 to attend Nelson College on a rugby…

Dallas Harlequins Release Harlequins RFC are excited to announce the retention of Matt Frings as Strength and Conditioning Coach for the upcoming 2021 campaign. Continuing his role for a third season, Frings’ professional rugby experience in strength & conditioning, has proven to be an evolving area of development in the playing squad’s ability to better prepare, train and recover in line with the demands of the game.  Matt’s experience working within storied rugby setups such as Wigan Warriors (Rugby League) and Preston Grasshoppers (Rugby Union), alongside his continued development in the field within the US, is a tremendous asset and…

The Austin Gilgronis have signed Round Rock, Texas native Christian Ostberg for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old lock has also played blindside flanker and is 6’6″, 254 lbs. Christian was a rugby player at Stony Point High School from 2009-2012and was the captain in 2011 and 2012. He was named the Texas Player of the Year in 2012, as well as an All-District and All-State selection in both 2011 and 2012. He was also a member of the Texas High-Performance Team from 2010-2012. The team played in the Rocky Mountain Challenge and he was named to the…

Rugby United New York added Wilton Rebolo for the 2021Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old hooker/prop is 6’0″ and 280 lbs. Wilton played for the Austin Herd during the 2020 pre-season, however, an injury derailed his inclusion for the Gilgroins during the truncated regular season. Wilton José Murilo Rebolo or Nelson, as he is often called, was born in São Jose dos Campos, Brazil and played club rugby for São José, Band Saracens, the Bandeirantes Rugby Club, and Pasteur Athletique. He played for the Brazil National Team, the Tupis, in 29 matches, 21 as a starter in the front row…

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The San Diego Legion re-signed Eagles scrumhalf and wing, Nate Augspurger for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. Nate, who is from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is 30-years-old (31 in January), 5’8″, and 180 lbs. He joined the Legion for the inaugural MLR season in 2018 and played 400 minutes in five matches as a starter and scored one try. In 2019 played 17 of 18 matches with the team, playing 1216 minutes, scoring 5 tries, carrying 94 times for 676 meters, had 9 linebreaks, 10 tackle breaks, kicked 75 times for 1,616 meters, and made 196 tackles. In the truncated 2020…

Rugby United New York signed Joel Miranda for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old fullback/wing is 6’0″ (1.83) and 179 lbs (81 kg). He was born in the United States but lived in Salta, Argentina. He graduated high school in 2014, attending Colegio Santa Teresa de Jesus and is currently majoring in Law at the Catholic University of Salta. Joel plays for Salta Jockey Club, where he played in the NOA regional tournament and national tournaments. He was part of the Argentine Academy (PLADAR) for three years and played for Argentina Under-20s  on several occasions against Uruguay, Italy,…

National Collegiate Rugby Release National Collegiate Rugby is postponing the NCR 15s Championships for 2020 at this time with the hope for alternatives if conditions improve later in the year.  NCR will make adjustments based on any progress in this challenging environment. It is completely within the discretion of individual NCR conferences and institutions to decide how to pursue fall competition and training depending on their geographic footprint and collective best interest. NCR will be closely monitoring any applicable state and local Covid-19 restrictions that would impact any potential events. NCR will also be working with our member conferences and…

Old Glory DC re-signed Canada international Doug Fraser through the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 28-year-old wing is 5’8″ and 205 lbs. In Old Glory DC’s inaugural season, Doug dazzled with side-steps and sudden acceleration down the sidelines. He accumulated 15 points during the truncated 2020 season and scored the team’s first-ever try in week one in New Orleans against NOLA Gold. He played 302 minutes at wing in five matches, starting five, and had 25 ball carries for 237 meters. During 2019, he played 226 minutes in 4 matches, carried 21 times for 182 meters, made 2 line…

Dallas Harlequins Release Dallas Harlequins RFC is delighted to announce that long-standing player and former USA U19 International, Jimmy Jewison as Scrum Coach for the upcoming 2021 season. Jewison, a 12-year Harlequin and former Captain of the club, formally takes the role after an initial involvement throughout the 2020 campaign. A Tighthead Prop by trade, but able to play across the front row, Jewison impressed with growing leadership within the group’s recent movement and brings fresh and relevant ‘front-line’ experience in an area of constant adaptation, but retained significance. The former USA U19 and USA Select XV will continue in…

Major League Rugby Release  Major League Rugby (MLR) announced today that Jonathan Kaplan and Chris Pollock will lead the appointment and development of match officials for the 2021 season. Kaplan will also be assisted by Chris Pollock in a technical advisor role. Between them, Kaplan and Pollock have refereed at six Rugby World Cups and 96 international matches, including five Lions Tours. “We are pleased to welcome Jonathan Kaplan and Chris Pollock to Major League Rugby,” said Commissioner George Killebrew. “Their caliber speaks for itself and their experience at the highest level will no doubt be beneficial for our growing…

The New England Free Jacks Tadhg Leader returns to the team for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 28-year-old flyhalf (29 in March) is 6’3″ and 205 lbs. Tadhg’s leadership helped the Free Jacks gain their first MLR victory against Rugby United New York and it was also evident in the Cara Cup exhibition season. He is the Free Jacks top points scorer with 62 points recorded to date. During the 60th minute of the opening MLR game, this season an injury sidelined him for the 3 successive matches, before returning for the season finale match against New Orleans…

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