Teams from the Atlantic North, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and South assembled at the Fortress Obetz in Obetz, Ohio for the Eastern National Quarterfinals and Semifinals this past weekend. In the semifinals on Sunday, each game came down to the wire with three being decided by two points or less and one going to overtime. By the final whistle, five teams emerged victorious to represent the East in... Read More
Monday Morning Halfback is a weekly snack-sized version of the RUGBY PatCast. It's a shorter podcast featuring Houston Sabercats captain Kyle Sumsion. Every Monday morning you'll be able to wake up to a quick discussion on the weekend's slate of games.
This week, we go over all of the Major League Rugby results, Kyle comiserates Houston's loss to NOLA, we admire what's going on in Seattle with... Read More
In front of a boisterous sold-out crowd at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash., 80 minutes of exciting rugby was played where the home-town Seattle Seawolves outplayed the Utah Warriors to a score of 41-32. Each team crossed the whitewash five times but Seattle made all of their conversions and one more penalty to secure their third win of the season.
The first half featured the fast, fun, and... Read More
In a rematch of the first game of the Major League Rugby season, the NOLA Gold completed the sweep of the Houston Sabercats with a hard-fought 24-20 victory at Shaw Stadium in New Orleans, La.
Playing in the blistering heat, Houston’s Sam Windsor struck first but the Gold’s Zack Stryffeler responded about halfway through the period. After a Windsor penalty put Houston up by three points, NOLA... Read More
(Washington, DC) – With the successful launch of the inaugural season of Major League Rugby (MLR) this past April, fans in the national capital region can begin dreaming of a professional rugby team of their own.
Two local business leaders with rugby in their blood -- Paul Sheehy and Chris Dunlavey -- have secured exclusive rights for a DC-based MLR team. With the appropriate level of community... Read More
In an intense back and forth match where neither club was happy with their performance, the Glendale Raptors endured a furious battle against the San Diego Legion to win, 31-27. At Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo., the lead changed hands seven times with Glendale scoring the final try via a bulldozing effort by Zach Fenoglio. The Legion attempted to come back one last time but lost it on a... Read More
Monday Morning Halfback is a new weekly snack-sized version of the RUGBY PatCast. It's a shorter podcast featuring Houston Sabercats captain Kyle Sumsion. Going forward, every Monday morning you'll be able to wake up to a quick discussion on the weekend's slate of games.
This week, we go over all of the Major League Rugby results, Kyle reveals his all time favorite player ( hint: it's Alev... Read More
In a match full of momentum swings, defensive stands, and clutch kicking, the Seattle Seawolves outlasted a determined NOLA Gold squad for the 31-29 victory at Archbishop Shaw Field in New Orleans, La. NOLA got off to a good start running out to a 15-3 lead, but Seattle clawed it back to within five points at the break. After halftime, the Seawolves outscored NOLA three tries to two and made all... Read More
Seattle improved to 2-1 with a gritty 31-29 win at NOLA Gold Saturday. The first half was almost all in the favor of the home team, as the Gold pumped in three tries to Seattle’s one, taking a 15-10 into halftime.
However, NOLA left nine points on tee, not converting a single conversion and missing a point-blank penalty. Seattle would string together 21 consecutive points in the middle third of... Read More
Friday night's match between the Utah Warriors and the Austin Elite at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah came down to who could play a full 80 minutes and finish the game. Leading 27-22 with less than ten minutes left and Austin with momentum, Utah reasserted itself scoring two tries in the final six minutes to earn its first MLR victory, 41-22.
“Our focus was to come out hard straight from... Read More