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
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Every game is a learning experience and there will be plenty of lessons after Utah Warriors lost to the Ontario Arrows, 24-20. The victory is Ontario’s first of the spring while the Warriors suffered their second straight defeat. Utah will take time to lick its wounds and plays its final preseason game against the Alberta Wolfpack on April 20.
“We saw improvement in all areas on and off the field... Read More
Round seven in the Pacific Rugby Premiership was Saturday triple-header at Treasure Island in San Francisco, Calif. Like the season opener, all of the teams of the PRP gathered in one location for a day of California rugby. OMBAC, Belmont Shore, and SFGG each notched wins as the league enters its last four weeks of competition. OMBAC leads the pack with a 7-0 record and Belmont and SFGG are tied... Read More
The Major League Rugby preseason rolled on Saturday as NOLA Gold finally won its first match and Rugby United New York won in Massachusetts against Mystic River.
Austin Elite at NOLA Gold
Finally after its fifth preseason match, NOLA Gold earned its first victory by decisively defeating the Austin Elite, 48-17. At Archbishop Shaw Field in Marrero, La., the time spent working on team chemistry and... Read More
Episode No. 2 features USA and Sale Sarks flyhalf AJ MacGinty, who returned from a torn MCL to help the Sharks put 58 points on Worcester in his first game back. Joining Pat and AJ is Bruce McLane, coach of Major League Rugby's Rugby United New York. We talk Eagles, MacGinty's time in the USA, and a whole lot more.
RUGBY PatCast is a new podcast hosted by our associated editor, Pat Clifton. It... Read More
In front of a crowd of 9,176 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, the Glendale Raptors blitzed the Utah Warriors, 42-15, in their first Major League Rugby preseason match. Glendale looked like the experienced and cohesive team it is known to be and continually exposed the Warriors on defense. After its inaugural match, Utah has plenty to work on before the season opener on April 29th against the... Read More
First episode of a new podcast by Pat Clifton, with Kyle Sumsion of the Houston Sabercats and Shaun Davies of the Glendale Raptors coming on to talk Major League Rugby, the Eagles and BYU. Davies and Sumsion compare the new league to the defunct PRO Rugby, drop some names and mostly make fun of each other.
Future episodes will be available on itunes and Google Play, but for now, the podcast is... Read More
A continuation of a winning streak, a tie, and an upset marked round six of the Pacific Rugby Premiership on Saturday. OMBAC turned in another fantastic performance stretching its perfect record to 6-0 with a 46-10 win over Olympic Club. In the battle for second place, Belmont Shore and SFGG traded blows back and forth ending in a 36-36 draw and lastly, Santa Monica earned its first win of the... Read More
Major League Rugby answered one of the biggest lingering questions heading into its maiden season Tuesday, announcing a broadcast deal with the worldwide leader, ESPN. The deal will see every game not carried live on cable television via CBS Sports Network streamed live across ESPN's online platforms, making every MLR match available to cable subscribers who get both ESPN and CBS Sports Network... Read More
The first match for the newest associate member of Major League Rugby went better than expected as Rugby United New York used a dominant first half to defeat the Ontario Arrows on Saturday, 36-19. The match is a culmination of tons of hard work from the players, coaches, front office, and support staff to get the team prepared for the match.
“[The match was] amazing and really special,” RUNY... Read More