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
After five weeks of competitive play in the Pacific Rugby Premiership, it is getting crowded at the top of the standings. With its 41-3 blitzkrieg against Santa Monica, OMBAC stands alone in first place at 5-0. Three teams are tied at 3-2 with Belmont Shore and SFGG at 16 standing points and Life West just two behind with 14 points. Life West has pulled itself back into contention with three... Read More
Round Four of the Pacific Rugby Premiership saw OMBAC remain undefeated while Belmont Shore and Life West kept pace with victories on Saturday. OMBAC doubled up SFGG, 28-14, to win its fourth game of the season and Belmont pushed its record to 3-1 with a 19-3 defeat of Santa Monica. Lastly, Life West got back to 0.500 with a 55-22 drubbing of Olympic Club.
SFGG at OMBAC
In the marquee match of... Read More
For the first Major League Rugby preseason game at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo., the Raptors showed their rugby prowess and professionalism handing NOLA Gold a 38-14 defeat. Behind a two-try performance from Harley Davidson, Glendale leaped out to a 19-0 lead and never looked back.
“We were able to play through the phases, create some pressure, and make some good line breaks,” Glendale head... Read More
At the end of three rounds of play in the Pacific Rugby Premiership, only one team remains undefeated with three challengers jockeying for position behind them. In a clash of the unbeaten, OMBAC scored early and often to beat Belmont Shore, 54-25. Looking to build on victory last week, SFGG outlasted Life West at home, 30-22, and lastly, Olympic Club notched its first win with a 17-7 victory... Read More
After the Pacific Rugby Premiership kicked off its season last weekend at Treasure Island, the venues shifted to Southern California for the second round of games. All but one home team celebrated victory as Belmont Shore and OMBAC improved to 2-0 and SFGG evened its record to 1-1.
Following its closely fought one-point win last week against SFGG, Belmont Shore jumped all over the Olympic Club to... Read More
With two months to go before Major League Rugby kicks off its first official match, Rugby Today wanted to give you an update on where each club stands. Rosters, coaching, and venues are coming into focus as more information and signings are announced every day. All information is subject to change.
With 39 players signed and Justin Fitzpatrick at the helm, the Houston Sabercats are well on their... Read More
NEW YORK (February 13, 2018) -- Rugby United New York (RUNY) will join Major League Rugby as an associate member, the league announced today. New York’s first professional rugby team will play an exhibition schedule in 2018 before playing a full MLR schedule beginning in 2019.
“It is a very exciting time for MLR and we are thrilled to welcome Rugby United New York,” said MLR commissioner Dean... Read More
The Pacific Rugby Premiership is back and a triple-header at Treasure Island in San Francisco, Calif. jump-started the 2018 season. After taking 2017 off, Saturday was a rugby day and the PRP did not disappoint. Life West and OMBAC dominated in the early and late matches, but it was the Belmont Shore versus San Francisco Golden Gate test that provided the drama. Belmont won in injury time, 30-29... Read More