Browsing: Major League Rugby

Major League Rugby is a professional USA league that will begin in 2018. Teams that will be part of the inaugural season include Austin Elite Rugby, Glendale Raptors, Houston SaberCats, New Orleans Gold, Seattle Seawolves, Utah Warriors, and San Diego.

Austin Elite Academy Release Austin TX, Austin Elite Rugby Academy is proud to announce its first camp for the U23’s program. The camp will take place at Nixon lane on Saturday, May 26th. Standout players from the 2018 collegiate season (Texas A&M, Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Arkansas, Texas State) as well as top young talent from local clubs will assemble for this year’s camp. “Identifying and developing up and coming talent from the region is vital to the long-term success of Major League Rugby” quoted Alain Hyardet Head Coach Austin Elite Rugby, “These players are potentially the future our team so…

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Seattle Seawolves & Utah Warriors The Seattle Seawolves defeated the Utah Warriors 41-32 on Sunday, May 20. The Seawolves are in second place in the league, while the Warriors fall to fifth. Match Recap Kurt Morath kicked to begin the match and Seattle recovered. A clearance kick by Seattle was blocked and Joseph Nicholls ran the ball inside the Seattle 22-meters. A penalty at the breakdown had Utah kicking for touch and resulted in a Lote Tu’ipulotou try for a 5-0 lead. Kurt Morath then missed the conversion. Following a Seattle attack, Don Pati fielded a kick and after a…

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Seattle Seawolves & Utah Warriors The Seattle Seawolves are in second place in the Major League Rugby standings with a 2-1 record. They host the Utah Warriors, who are in fourth place with a 1-2 record, at Starfire Stadium on Sunday, May 20 at 5:30 pm local (8:30 pm EDT). The match is sold out and will be broadcast locally on Root Sports, streamed nationally on ESPN+, and internationally on the MLR Facebook page. The Seawolves have been extremely responsive to the needs of their fans. Based on feedback, they have partnered with Lyft to provide a 50% discount code…

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New Orleans Gold & Houston SaberCats The New Orleans Gold Rugby Club met the Houston SaberCats for the fourth time this year. In the pre-season, the SaberCats won one match and the other was a draw. The first regular season match went to NOLA Gold and the return fixture on Saturday, May 19th had NOLA Gold winning again 24-20 after a goal-line stand. Match Recap Houston SaberCats Sam Windsor goes through midfield defense and scores the first try in the 4th minutes. After adding the conversion, the score is 7-0. During the restart, a Houston player was hit in the…

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New Orleans Gold & Houston SaberCats Update May 19, 2018: Paul Mullen is the tighthead prop and Adam Macklin #17. The New Orleans Gold Rugby Club will meet the Houston SaberCats for the fourth time this year. In the pre-season, the SaberCats won one match and the other was a draw. The first regular season match went to NOLA Gold and the return fixture will be on Saturday, May 19th at Archbishop Shaw Stadium at 3 pm local (4 pm EDT). The match will be the CBS Sports Network Game of the Week. It will also be streamed internationally on…

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Major League Rugby & Washington D.C. (Washington, DC) DC MLR Release With the successful launch of the inaugural season of Major League Rugby (MLR) this past April, fans in the national capital region can begin dreaming of a professional rugby team of their own. Two local business leaders with rugby in their blood — Paul Sheehy and Chris Dunlavey — have secured exclusive rights for a DC-based MLR team. With the appropriate level of community and corporate support, the team plans to enter league competition no later than 2020 and possibly begin playing games within the next 12 months. MLR,…

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Major League Rugby Previews, Recaps, & First XV Major League Rugby completed week 4 of their regular season with the Glendale Raptors in first place with a 4-0 record and 19 points in the standings. The San Diego Legion went toe-to-toe with the Glendale Raptors this past week losing 31-27. They have a 2-2 record and are in third place with 11 points. All other teams have played 3 matches. The Seattle Seawolves defeated the New Orleans Gold 31-29, spoiling NOLA Gold’s home opener. This gave the team a 2-1 record, moving them to second place with 11 points, with…

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Glendale Raptors & San Diego Legion The undefeated Glendale Raptors will face the 2-1 San Diego Legion on Sunday, March 13 at 6 pm MDT (8 pm EDT) at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado. The match will be broadcast in San Diego on Channel 4, locally on AT&T SportsNet, nationally on ESPN+, and internationally on the Major League Rugby Facebook page. Glendale Raptors Glendale Raptors Head Coach David Williams has made three changes in his starting XV. Kody O’Neil is at lock, Shaun Davies at scrumhalf, and Ata Malifa is at inside center.  John Quill and Nic Johnson also join…

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New Orleans Gold & Seattle Seawolves The New Orleans Gold Rugby Club will face the Seattle Seawolves at Noon CDT (1 pm EDT) at Shaw Stadium in Marrero, LA. The match will be broadcast locally on Cox YurView, as well as AT&T Sports Net, nationally on ESPN+, and internationally on the Major League Rugby Facebook page. Get your tickets! Gates will open at 10 am, with tailgating, a live DJ, and with player photos and autographs available. NOLA Gold comes into the match with a 1-1 record. They traveled to Texas twice, beating the Houston SaberCats and losing to Austin…

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Utah Warriors & Austin Elite Rugby The Utah Warriors will face Austin Elite Rugby in the CSB Sports Network Game of the Week on Friday, May 11 at 7 pm MDT (9 pm EDT) at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah. The Utah Warriors have had two narrow losses to begin their Major League Rugby season and will be looking for a win at home tonight. Austin Elite Rugby also began their season with two competitive losses, but gained their first win last week against New Orleans Gold Rugby. They hope that the momentum from that win will propel them…

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Austin Elite Rugby & Central Texas U19 Squad Austin Elite Rugby Release – Austin TX, Austin Elite Rugby is proud to congratulate the following players who have been selected for Central Texas Elite U19 High-Performance Team. The High-Performance Program is part of the Austin Elite Rugby Academy and is dedicated to raising the quality and standard of rugby in Central Texas. Players will have the opportunity of training with high-level coaches, whilst gaining valuable experience along the way. For the first time, the Central Texas Elite U19 team will run onto the field wearing their new academy colors, each player will…

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Austin Elite Named Major League Rugby Team of the Week San Diego Legion’s Anthony Salaber Named Player of the Week Major League Rugby Release. SALT LAKE CITY (May 6, 2018) – The Austin Elite was named Major League Rugby Team of the Week the league announced today. In their third week of regular season match play, Austin Elite Rugby notched their first win in a 30-17 victory over the NOLA Gold on Thursday evening. Austin (1-2), picked up a bonus point for scoring four tries in a match they only trailed in once en route to a win over NOLA (1-1).…

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Ontario Arrows & Boston Mystics The Ontario Arrows had a dominant 77-8 win against the Boston Mystics in their home opener at York University on May 5 with the match streamed on the Ontario Arrows YouTube Channel. On April 21, the teams met in Maiden, MA with the Arrows winning 29-19. With the loss, the Boston Mystics ended their 2018 professional rugby season. Mystic River Rugby Club D1 side will move on next week to play the Norfolk Blues, who defeated Rocky Gorge 29-21 in the USA Rugby D1 Championships at the Fortress in Obetz, Ohio. Meanwhile, the Ontario Arrows…

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Utah Warriors & Glendale Raptors In the 80th minute, the Utah Warriors were inches from the try line, but the Glendale Raptors defended the attack to claim a 36-29 win on May 5 at Zion Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah. The match was broadcast locally on AT&T Sports Net, streamed nationally on ESPN+, and streamed internationally on the Major League Rugby Facebook page. Match Recap The Utah Warriors had the first scoring opportunity in the 8th minute, however, Kurt Morath’s kick sailed wide. The Glendale Raptors would get on the board first with a penalty kick by Will Magie in…

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