Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest’s new competition, rebranded as Global Rapid Rugby, has received the green light from World Rugby. Forrest announced the sanction approval on Twitter via a studio-produced video Thursday, following the World Rugby Council’s vote to sanction the league.
“The name Global Rapid Rugby, it does suit the philosophy of fast moving, free-scoring, festival of entertainment,” said... Read More
Rosters for Major League Rugby's sophomore campaign are steadily filling up as the season opener sits just over two months away. We've compiled the announced and reported signings and sifted them through a few different filters.
First you'll see each team's tallies in three different categories; how many have been signed, how many combined international caps are under contract, and then a break... Read More
One of the newest MLR franchises has struck one of the most dynamic independent agreements in league history, as the New England Free Jacks will welcome the developmental sides from all four Irish provinces in the spring. Each visiting side wills scrimmage the Free Jacks once and another provincial side once.
The four provinces produce Ireland’s professional clubs, and these sides are full of... Read More
There are four new venues for the upcoming Major League Rugby season. Two belong to expansions franchises in New York and Toronto, while the two Texas teams have also relocated.
Rugby United New York will play at MCU Park off the famous Coney Island boardwalk. The 7,000-seat stadium is the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones minor league baseball team, but it’s also hosted the New York Cosmos soccer... Read More
Major League Rugby released its 2019 schedule on Wednesday detailing 19 weeks of rugby for nine squads across the country. The original seven teams are joined by two rookie clubs in the Toronto Arrows and Rugby United NY. Beginning on January 26th with Toronto at the NOLA Gold and ending on June 2nd as the Seattle Seawolves host the Austin Elite to end the regular season, year two of the MLR is... Read More
The ninth and final team has been added for Major League Rugby's second season, set to kickoff in just under three months, as Major League Rugby announced the inclusion of the Toronto Arrows Friday. The league also announced D.C. will officially be joining for the 2020 season, joining the New England FreeJacks and a yet-to-be-named Atlanta team.
Toronto's official inclusion appears to be the... Read More
The Glendale Raptors continued their preseason slog with a 59-31 loss to the team assembled from the weeklong Rugby Americas combine Saturday at Infinity Park. The combine featuring capped players from three South American countries and youngsters from Canada and America.
The game was chopped into four quarters, with the first two being very competitive. Glendale’s depth proved an issue late, as... Read More
In the epic matchup between the top teams of two of USA’s club premierships, Old Blue of New York beat the Chicago Lions, 38-28, to capture the 2018 USA Rugby Elite Cup Championship in Chicago, Ill. The game came down to who could dominate more from the first half to the second. Old Blue rang up a 33-3 lead in the first half, but Chicago made adjustments to outscore its opponent 26-5 in second.... Read More
Two of the best squads in the major USA Club Rugby premierships square off on Saturday in the 2018 USA Rugby Elite Cup Championship between Old Blue of New York and the Chicago Lions. This is the second rendition of the event which pits the top clubs of the American Rugby Premiership and the Midwest Rugby Premiership against each other. The Lions will host Old Blue in Chicago, Ill. at 3:30 pm CST... Read More
Returning teams continue to add new talent and re-sign veterans, while the lone 2019 expansion team continues to announce expected signees and both 2020 expansion franchises make front office moves.
In non-personnel news, the two-game preseason series between Glendale and Utah has been canceled. It was supposed to kick off Saturday.
With Tiger Rugby’s Paul Holmes rumored to involved in... Read More