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.

Rugby United New York – Mike Tolkin Rugby United New York Release NEW YORK (August 6, 2018)- Rugby United New York, New York City’s first professional rugby franchise, is excited to announce that Mike Tolkin has been appointed Head Coach of the organization, after successfully leading the team throughout the 2018 exhibition season. Tolkin graduated Xavier High School, Manhattan, in 1985, before attending St. John’s University. Upon college graduation, Tolkin returned to Xavier as an English teacher and a coach for the rugby program. In 25 years as the Head Coach, Tolkin guided the team to 3 High School National…

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RUNY Release NEW YORK (July 26, 2018)- Rugby United New York, New York City’s first professional rugby franchise, has signed English rugby star Ben Foden for the 2019 Major League Rugby season, the team announced today. Foden started his career in 2004 with the Gallagher Premiership’s Sale Sharks. Foden made the move to the Northampton Saints in 2008 and has spent the last 10 seasons with the club. Over that time, he made over 250 appearances across all competitions, while finding the try zone 59 times. The 33-year-old earned 34 caps for the England national team between 2009 and 2013,…

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Major League Rugby & Ontario Arrows Ontario Arrows Release (TORONTO, ON) – The Ontario Arrows Rugby Club, in the wake of their successful seven-game 2018 exhibition season, have announced that they have secured the exclusive negotiating rights for an Ontario-based Major League Rugby team and intend to enter and compete in MLR in 2019, subject to agreement on key terms and conditions of entry. The Arrows would join the teams that have battled through the league’s 2018 inaugural season, which culminated in the Seattle Seawolves’ thrilling victory over the Glendale Raptors in the MLR Championship on Saturday, July 7 in…

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LA Coast Rugby Release JULY 10, 2018 LA Coast Rugby today announced it has secured exclusive negotiating rights for the first Major League Rugby team (MLR) in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. The team will make its debut during the 2019 season. Rugby has rapidly gained popularity in the US. In recent years, it has actually claimed the title as the fastest growing sport in America. More than 100,000 players are registered with USA Rugby, and there are nearly 800 college teams. The City of Los Angeles has over 4 million locals and the metropolitan area has almost 19 million.…

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Major League Rugby Championship The Seattle Seawolves defeated the Glendale Raptors 23-19 to win inaugural Major League Rugby Championship Shield on July 7 at Torero Stadium in San Diego. The third time was a charm for the Seawolves as the Raptors defeated the Seattle side twice in the regular season, the first in Seattle on April 19-14 and again in June in Glendale 33-11. Both teams proved that they were the top two teams in the League during the regular season. Glendale was 7-1 during the season, while Seattle was 6-2. Both teams averaged over 30 points per match, yet…

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Major League Rugby Championship The Glendale Raptors will face the Seattle Seawolves for the inaugural Major League Rugby Championship on July 7 at 6 pm PT (9 pm ET) at Torero Stadium in San Diego. The match will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network and tickets are still available. To advance to the championship the first-place Glendale Raptors beat the Utah Warriors 34-21 in the Semi-Finals, while the second-place Seattle Seawolves beat the San Diego Legion 38-24. The Raptors defeated the Seattle side twice in the regular season, the first in Seattle on April 19-14 and again in June…

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Major League Rugby All-MLR Teams Upon the conclusion of the inaugural Major League Rugby regular season, the top-30 players were picked by selected MLR media members to comprise the First and Second All-MLR teams. All-MLR First Team Loosehead Prop, Paul Mullen, Houston SaberCats Hooker, Zach Fenoglio, Glendale Raptors Tighthead Prop, Tim Metcher, Seattle Seawolves Left Lock, Ben Mitchell, Austin Elite Right Lock, Ben Landry, Glendale Raptors Blindside Flanker, Vili Toluta’u, Seattle Seawolves Openside Flanker, Hanco Germishuys, Austin Elite No 8., Cam Dolan, San Diego Legion Scrum-half, Phil Mack, Seattle Seawolves Fly-half, Sam Windsor, Houston SaberCats Blindside Wing, Tonata Lauti, Utah…

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Major League Rugby Semi-Final The Glendale Raptors defeated the Utah Warriors 34-21in the Major League Rugby Semi-Finals at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on June 30. Glendale Raptors will meet the Seattle Seawolves, who beat the San Diego Legion 38-24 in the first semi-final in the Championship on July 7 at Torero Stadium in San Diego. CBS Sports Network will broadcast the match. Match Recap The match between the Glendale Raptors and the Utah Warriors features the two highest scoring teams in the League. Both teams are averaging over 30 points per match. Glendale drew first blood as the team…

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Major League Rugby Semi-Final The Seattle Seawolves broke open an otherwise close match to beat the San Diego Legion 38-24 in the Major League Rugby Semi-Finals at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on June 30. With the win, the Seattle Seawolves will meet the Glendale Raptors for the Championship, who defeated the Utah Warriors 34-21. The Championship will held on July 7 at Torero Stadium in San Diego and broadcast on CBS Sports Network. Match Recap The Seawolves Peter Smith opened the match kicking to Taku Ngwenya. The Legion went through multiple phases and after a penalty by the Seawolves,…

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Major League Rugby Semi-Final The second-place Seattle Seawolves will meet the third-place San Diego Legion in the Major League Rugby Semi-Finals at 5:00 pm MT (7:00 PM ET) at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on June 30. The winner will meet the winner of the second semi-final between the Glendale Raptors and the Utah Warriors on July 7 at Torero Stadium in San Diego. Both Semi-finals and the Championship will broadcast on CBS Sports Network. Seattle Seawolves The Seattle Seawolves have made nine changes from their final regular season match June 16 against the Glendale Raptors. The Seawolves have perhaps…

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Major League Rugby Semi-Final The first-place Glendale Raptors will meet the fourth-place Utah Warriors in the Major League Rugby Semi-Finals at 7:30 pm MT (9:30 PM ET) at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on June 30. The winner will meet the winner of the first semi-final between the Seattle Seawolves and the San Diego Legion on July 7 at Torero Stadium in San Diego. Both Semi-finals and the Championship will broadcast on CBS Sports Network. Glendale Raptors With the USA Rugby Men’s Eagles having concluded their June tests, head coach David Williams has made seven changes from the previous week…

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Seattle Seawolves & Atavus Rugby SEATTLE, June 27, 2018 Seattle Seawolves Release – Atavus, the leader in coaching consultation and player performance analysis, announced today that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with the Seattle Seawolves to provide the playoff-bound Major League Rugby team with the company’s tech-driven, industry-leading coaching, executive strategy, and logistics services. “The expertise offered by Atavus allows the Seawolves to build on an already excellent year,” said Shane Skinner, owner of the Seattle Seawolves. “Atavus will accelerate our performance on and off the field, help develop a professional environment, and make the Seawolves one of…

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Rugby United New York & James English Rugby United New York Release NEW YORK – Rugby United New York has officially announced James English as the team’s General Manager as it prepares for its upcoming inaugural season in Major League Rugby. “James really impressed me in a lot of different ways,” said RUNY owner James Kennedy. “His vision for what a Major League Rugby team should look like, both on and off the field, as well as the way he conducted himself and his rugby experience really make him a strong candidate for this role. We are definitely thrilled to…

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San Diego Legion & Glendale Raptors The San Diego Legion used excellent line speed to disrupt the Glendale Raptors attack. The Legion had the greater possession and beat the previously undefeated Glendale Raptors 23-5 on June 23. With the win, the Legion finished undefeated at home and secured third place in the Major League Rugby playoffs. The playoffs will begin on June 30 at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado. The first semi-final will have the Seattle Seawolves facing the San Diego Legion at 5 pm MT (7 pm ET) and in the second match, the Glendale Raptors against the Utah Warriors at…

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