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PRO Rugby: 2015 Professional US rugby league in 2015. Teams: Denver Stampede, Ohio Aviators, San Diego Breakers, San Francisco Rush & Sacramento Express

ESPN & Guinness PRO14 Rugby Championship Guinness PRO14 Rugby Release ESPN has secured the rights to show every game from the Guinness PRO14 Rugby Championship across their television network and their direct-to-consumer streaming service ESPN+ until 2021. The Guinness PRO14, one of the most exciting club rugby union competitions in the world featuring top professional teams from Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa and Wales, will be available to fans across the U.S. beginning this week, exclusively on ESPN+ and the ESPN television networks as part of a multi-year agreement. RDA, the international media rights agency, secured the landmark agreement for…

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October 7, 2016 Stephen Lewis Leaves PRO Rugby Photo: Stephen Lewis Doug Coil Credit Doug Schoninger for hiring Stephen Lewis as Director of PRO Rugby Operations. It was no small task to begin professional rugby in the United States. It not only takes vision, but requires the skill and guile of someone that has been integrally involved with USA Rugby as a educator, coach and administrator. Thank you Steve for all you have accomplished and your rugby journey I suspect will continue to be epic. PRO Rugby will need a quality Director, one with vision and someone that will work cooperatively…

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August 1, 2016 Ohio Aviators v Denver Stampede: Jack Hurley Photos Photos: Jack Hurley Doug Coil Congratulations to the Denver Stampede for winning the PRO Rugby Championship! Yesterday’s match between the Ohio Aviators and the Denver Stampede was a trilling match, one that will be viewed many times in the future. Both teams embody the finest rugby spirit of the game and a credit to the game. Years down the road these rugby ambassadors will be able to look back to how they helped to grow rugby in the United States. In the meantime, take pride in your accomplishments and…

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July 31, 2016 Denver Stampede Win PRO Rugby Title; Ohio Aviators Win Match Photo: PRO Rugby Doug Coil The Ohio Aviators defended the Fortress and beat the Denver Stampede  for the PRO Rugby Championship at Obetz, Ohio. Ohio finished the season with a 9-3 record with 47 points, while the Denver Stampede was 10-2 with 46 points. The only losses by the Stampede were to the Aviators. Both teams proved all season that they deserved to fight for the Championship. Not only were they exciting teams to watch on the pitch, they, like all the PRO Rugby teams, were involved…

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July 30, 2016 San Francisco Rush Secure Fourth With Win Against Sacramento Express Photo: PRO Rugby Doug Coil Last night the San Francisco Rush edged the Sacramento Express 37-34 to conclude their first PRO Rugby season in fourth place. The Rush ended with a 4-8 record with 24 points, one point below the third place San Diego Breakers. The Sacramento Express had a 3-9 record with 18 points, while finishing in fifth. Both the Express and Rush were playing exciting rugby at the end of the season and should come back in 2017 as even stronger teams. In terms of…

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July 29, 2016 Ohio Aviators Play Denver Stampede For PRO Rugby Championship Photo: PRO Rugby Doug Coil This Sunday, July 31 the Ohio Aviators host the Denver Stampede for the PRO Rugby Championship at 3pm ET at Obetz, Ohio. The match will be streamed and tickets are available at prorugby.org. Last week the Denver Stampede traveled to San Francisco to play the San Francisco Rush and came away with a 31-24 win, vaulting them into first place in the League. They come into the match with a 10-1 record and 46 points. The Ohio Aviators are in second place with…

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July 29, 2016 Sacramento Express v San Francisco Rush Preview Photo: PRO Rugby Doug Coil The Sacramento Express host the San Francisco Rushon Saturday July 30th at 7:30pm PT at Bonney Field. It is the last match of the season for both teams. The match will be broadcast on One World Sports and streamed on prorugby.org. The teams have played each other twice, with the Express winning both times. The first time was in week one 37-25 and then in week 12 in San Francisco 43-12. Both teams enter this last match of the season with fourth place on the…

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July 24, 2016 Denver Stampede Win vs San Francisco Rush Gains First Photo: PRO Rugby Doug Coil The Denver Stampede traveled to San Francisco to play the San Francisco Rush and came away with a 31-24 win, vaulting them into first place in the League. This sets up a match next Sunday in Ohio against the Aviators for the League title. With the loss, the San Diego Breakers finish third in the League, while the Rush will travel to Sacramento next Saturday to see who finishes fourth. San Francisco Rush v Denver Stampede Recap It only took a minute for…

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July 23, 2016 Sacramento Express Withstand San Diego Breakers Comeback Photo: PRO Rugby Doug Coil The Sacramento Express took a 15-3 lead into halftime and withstood a San Diego Breakers comeback in a match that was decided with a minute remaining. The Express would emerge with a 35-27 win in one of the most thrilling matches of the PRO Rugby season. Sacramento Express v San Diego Breakers Recap San Diego fielded the kickoff and went through several phases. After a second penalty by Sacramento, Kurt Morath slotted a penalty kick for a 3-0 lead two minutes into the match.. Sacramento…

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July 22, 2016 San Francisco Rush vs Denver Stampede Preview Photo: PRO Rugby Doug Coil The San Francisco Rush host the Denver Stampede on Sunday July 24 at 3 pm PT at Boxer Stadium. Tickets may be obtained by clicking on SFvDEN. For those that can’t be at the event, the match is being streamed at prorugby.org. Both the Denver Stampede and the San Francisco Rush are meeting after wins last week. The Denver Stampede beat the Sacramento Express 59-13 on the strength of nine tries, while the San Francisco Rush beat the San Diego Breakers 50-26. The Stampede enters…

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July 22, 2016 Sacramento Express v San Diego Breakers Preview Photo: PRO Rugby Doug Coil The Sacramento Express host the San Diego Breakers on Saturday July 23 at 7:30 PT at Bonny Field. Tickets may be purchased by clicking on SACvSD. For those that can’t be at the event, the match is being streamed at prorugby.org. Both the Sacramento Express and the San Diego Breakers are meeting after losses last week. The Denver Stampede beat the Sacramento Express 59-13 on the strength of nine tries, while the San Francisco Rush beat the San Diego Breakers 50-26. The Express with a…

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July 17, 2016 San Francisco Rushes Over San Diego Breakers Photo: PRO Rugby Doug Coil The San Francisco Rush were an offensive force yesterday in their 50-26 win against the San Diego Breakers. With the win, they have an opportunity to challenge the Breakers for third place in the League. Volney Rouse increased his season points scored total to 110 points, second to Kurt Morath’s 113. It took only four minutes for the Rush to score the first try of the match. Orene Ai’i intercepted a Charlie Purdon pass and went in for a try. Volney Rouse converted and gave…

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July 17, 2016 Denver Stampede Derail Sacramento Express Photo: PRO Rugby Doug Coil The Denver Stampede beat the Sacramento Express 59-13 on the strength of nine tries at Ciber Field on the University of Denver campus. With the bonus point win, the Stampede improves their record to 9-1 and trail the Ohio Express for first place by 1 point with a game at hand, 42 to 41. Will Magie made seven of nine conversions to go over the century mark with 102 points. He is in third place for all scorers to Kurt Morath with 113 and Volney Rouse with…

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July 16, 2016 Denver Stampede v Sacramento Express Preview Photo: PRO Rugby Doug Coil The Denver Stampede play the Sacramento Express this Saturday, July 17 at 3pm MT at Ciber Field in Denver on the University of Denver campus. Tickets may be obtained by clicking on bit.ly/1ONvvo3  The match will be streamed on http://prorugby.org Last week the Stampede had a dominant offensive attack in beating the San Diego Breakers 59-23. Their record improved to 8-1 and have 36 points in the standings. They have played two fewer matches than the Ohio Aviators who lead the League with 42 points. Should Denver…

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