The first kickoff of the inaugural MLR season was at Dyer Stadium in Houston, Texas where the NOLA Gold picked up its first-ever road win against the Houston Sabercats. After trailing 12-10 at the half, the Gold scored three tries in the second half for the 35-26 come back victory. NOLA has been improving in every match this year and the result was a big win to open up the MLR season.
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After a 41-26 home opening win against the Austin Elite, the Glendale Raptor’s first match in the MLR ended with the result they wanted but not exactly how they wanted it. Dealing with a pair of red cards that reduced its numbers to 12 players at the end of the match, the Raptors offense built a big lead and the defense held off any semblance of a comeback.
“We scored more points and won the... Read More
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - The Utah Warriors opened the new Zions Bank Stadium with an impressive 80-12 drubbing of the Alberta Wolfpack in front of 3,143 fans. The Warriors were lead by Josh and Jared Whippy, originally from Fiji who combined for a total of 36 points. Josh Whippy accounted for 26 points and Jared for 10 points.
However, in the 73rd minute of play Josh Whippy suffered a compound... Read More
It all started in the fall of 2006 with one massive personality and some big dreams. From the beginning, they’ve done things differently in Glendale, a tiny hamlet landlocked by Denver, recruiting tactics included.
“I actually answered an ad for open tryouts in the Rocky Mountain News, which is a newspaper that doesn’t even exist anymore,” recalled lock Casey Rock, one of just two original... Read More
Houston is a burgeoning rugby town. With the Sabercats set to kickoff the inaugural Major League Rugby season Saturday on the back of a very promising slate of friendlies, and a fourth tier-one test in six years on tap for the summer, that seems obvious. But it hasn’t always.
If you grew up in the Houston rugby community Sabercats center Conor Mills did, it doesn’t seem real. There are a number... Read More
The Seattle Seawolves played their first preseason match this spring on Saturday against the Prairie Wolf Pack. The scrimmage was closed to the public and used it as a tune-up for its home opener this weekend versus the San Diego Legion. Rugby Today was able to speak with player/coach Phil Mack following the 47-7 victory.
Rugby Today: Who is playing for Seattle today?
Phil Mack: We had our full... Read More
With four competitive regions active in DI club rugby, the tries were abundant and the results were felt throughout the country. Little time remains between now and the start of the National Playoffs so clubs are playing their best rugby to get into prime position for the postseason. Teams in the Pacific Rugby Premiership, Red River, Mid-Atlantic, and Atlantic North battled on the pitch on... Read More
For all but two of Major League Rugby’s original six teams, the next time they take the field will be for the trailblazing league’s inaugural regular season. The same weekend Austin plays at Glendale on CBS Sports Network in the first game of the week, Houston hosts NOLA and San Diego opens at Seattle, Utah plays a club team from Alberta, Canada. Seattle is still trying to get some kind of hit-... Read More
In the much anticipated rematch from the end of February, Belmont Shore dealt OMBAC its first defeat this season at Little Q Field in San Diego, Calif. Trailing 20-14 at the half, Belmont scored 25 straight points in the second half while shutting down the potent OMBAC offense. With SFGG and Life West on a bye, Belmont takes over second place with a 5-2-1 record and 29 standing points.
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It was a bad weekend to be the home team in the Major League Rugby preseason. All three hosts lost on Saturday as the Glendale Raptors, NOLA Gold, and the Houston Sabercats picked up road wins to conclude their preseason schedules. Each club will now rest up, analyze the game film, and prepare for the season openers on April 21st.
Glendale Raptors at NYAC
The Raptors flew cross-country to Travers... Read More