Browsing: Major League Rugby

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.

The Houston SaberCats host the Seattle Seawolves in the Major League Rugby Western Conference Final on June 18 at AVAVA Stadium in Houston, Texas at 7 pm ET (6 pm local). The match will be broadcast on Fox Sports 2 and streamed internationally on The Rugby Network with a 24-hour replay delay in the U.S. The Houston SaberCats finished the regular season with a 9-7 record and will be making their first playoff appearance. The Seattle Seawolves also finished with a 9-7 record and reached the final after beating San Diego Legion 43-19 last Sunday. Both the Seawolves and Legion…

The Seattle Seawolves host San Diego Legion in a Western Conference playoff semifinal on Sunday, June 11 at 10:00 pm ET (7 pm local) at Starfire Sports Complex, Tukwila, Washington. The match will be broadcast on Fox Sports 2 and internationally on The Rugby Network. The winner will travel to Houston, Texas to play the SaberCats at AVEVA Stadium on June 18 at 7 pm ET in the Western Conference Final. Both the Seattle Seawolves (9-7) and San Diego Legion (8-8) meet as the result of both Austin Gilgronis and the LA Giltinis being disqualified. In the Eastern Conference, Rugby…

Rugby ATL lost to Rugby New York 26-19 in the Eastern Conference playoff semifinal on Saturday, June 11 at Silverbacks Park in Atlanta, Georgia. The match was broadcast on Fox Sports 2 and internationally on The Rugby Network. There will be a 24-hour delay in the U.S. for The Rugby Network replay. With the win, Rugby New York will meet the New England Free jacks at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy, Massachusetts on June 19 at 3 pm. The winner will face the Western Conference Champion the following weekend at the Eastern Conference Champions’ home field. This will be uncharted…

Rugby ATL hosts Rugby New York in an Eastern Conference playoff semifinal on Saturday, June 11 at 8:30 pm ET at Silverbacks Park in Atlanta, Georgia. The match will be broadcast on Fox Sports 2 and internationally on The Rugby Network. The teams have met six times since 2020 with Rugby New York holding a 4-2 edge over Rugby ATL in wins. Rugby ATL is the defending Eastern Conference Champion after beating Rugby New York 10-9 in 2021 in the lowest-scoring playoff match in MLR history. The teams split the 2022 series with each winning on the road. Rugby New…

Old Glory DC added American Raptors player Brady Daniel, the brother of Old Glory flanker Cory Daniel, for the remainder of the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 22-year-old flanker is 5’11” and 220 lbs. Brady was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, and grew up in Fulton. He attended River Hill High School in Clarksville for his Freshman and Sophomore years before transferring to Olney for his Junior and Senior years. He was on the wrestling team for 4 years and was a 3-time State Champion (1 public school in 2015, and 2 in private school). In his senior year,…

The New England Free Jacks lost 21-14 to Rugby New York on Friday, June 3 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy, Massachusetts. It was the first time that New England had lost at home in nine matches, while New York proved that they are the best road winning team in MLR. The match was the final regular-season match for both teams with New England finishing in first place with a league-leading 13-3 record (62 points) and getting a bye into the Eastern Conference Finals on June 19. Rugby New York finished in third place with an 11-5 record  (56 points)…

The New England Free Jacks hosts Rugby New York on Friday, June 3 at 7 pm at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy, Massachusetts. The match will be the final regular-season match for both teams with both teams earning a playoff spot along with Rugby ATL. The match will be streamed on The Rugby Network. Last Sunday, New England beat NOLA Gold 57-5, while Rugby New York won 59-49 over Old Glory DC. Both teams are playoff-bound with the Free Jacks claiming the top seed in the Eastern Conference and a bye next week with Rugby New York facing Rugby ATL…

NOLA Gold re-signed Harley Wheeler through the 2024 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old wing/center (26 in April) is 5’11” and 196 lbs. Harley was traded to NOLA Gold prior to the 2021 season and has been starter on the wing for much of the season. Harley Wheeler played with Rugby ATL during the 2020 season and was contracted through 2022, but was temporarily released to pursue his Olympic dreams in 2021. Although he was not included on Team USA for the Olympics, he did play for the Eagles Sevens Team, making his debut at Hooker for USA 7s during…

NOLA Gold Rugby will have Jojo Tikoisuva in the squad for their final match of the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old wing is 5’11” and 205 lbs. JoJo signed with Gold for 2021 and 2020, but played only during the preseason and also played for New Orleans RFC. During the Fall, he played for NOLA Gold Academy. In 2019 he played 386 minutes in 11 matches, starting 4 times, and scored 3 tries. In 2018 he played 575 minutes in 8 matches, starting 7 times, and scored 2 tries. Tikoisuva was born in Burlingame, California, and grew up…

Photo- Cool Rugby Photos For the second straight week, Old Glory DC was involved in setting a new Major League Rugby combined points scoring record (108) in their 49-59 loss to Rugby New York in their final home match of the regular season at Segra Field in Leesburg, Virginia. The teams also set a combined try-scoring record with 16 tries. It was Military Appreciation Day and teams wore specialty jerseys bid on for auction. The match was broadcast on NBC Sports Washington and streamed internationally on The Rugby Network. The match festivities include a meet and greet with former Old Glory…

Old Glory DC hosts Rugby New York in their final home match of the regular season at 2:30 pm at Leesburg, Virginia. It is Military Appreciation Day and teams will be wearing specialty jerseys that may be bid on for auction. Tickets are still available and the match will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington and streamed internationally on The Rugby Network. The match festivities include a meet and greet with former Old Glory and Springbok legend Tendai ‘Beast’Mtawarira at the Veterans Moving Forward tent from 11:45 to Noon, as well as at the VIP area at 1 p.m. On…

On June 4th (9 am to 2:30 pm) and 5th from 9 am to 11 am there will be a Men’s Player ID Camp which will be run by players and staff from Rugby ATL and Pathway 404. The cost of this club and college camp is $100.00. All information will be shared with Major League Rugby. Camp participants will have the opportunity to attend the Rugby ATL match against NOLA Gold at 7 pm on June 3 and will receive a Tech Tee Shirt. Coaches for the camp include: Neets Gericke (Pathway 404 Head Coach & Academy Director) Kurt…

Rugby New York lost 38-3 to Rugby ATL in their final regular-season home match on Sunday, May 22 at JFK Stadium in Hoboken, New Jersey. The match was streamed internationally on The Rugby Network. Preceding the match at noon, the New York City Fire Department lost 48-29 to the New York City Police Department. The teams last played in 2019 before RUNY at MCU Park. On Sunday, May 29, Rugby New York travels to Virginia to play Old Glory DC at 2:30 pm, while Rugby ATL hosts the Toronto Arrows at 3 pm ET. Both Rugby New York and Rugby…

Rugby New York faces Rugby ATL in their final regular-season home match on Sunday, May 22 at 3 pm at JFK Stadium in Hoboken, New Jersey. Tickets are quickly moving for what is expected to be another sell-out crowd. The match will be streamed internationally on The Rugby Network. Preceding the match at noon, the New York City Fire Department plays the New York City Police Department. The teams last played in 2019 before RUNY at MCU Park. Discounted tickets for these two groups may be purchased through this link. The MLR Eastern Conference is nearing the completion of the…

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