(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
It was conference championship weekend for USA Club Rugby and three DI teams joined the clubs from the Midwest and Atlantic North with entries to the regional round of the National Playoffs. In all three finals, the winning teams were down in the second halves and had to fight back to earn their spot in the next round.
In the Pacific Rugby Premiership Grand Final, Belmont Shore beat OMBAC, 52-29... Read More
Glendale overcame some injury woes to defeat Utah 36-29 Saturday at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah. The game was tied three different times, at 0-0, 10-10 and 17-17, and after Utah scored its first try, no team ever led by more than a score.
The win preserves Glendale’s perfect record, moving the Raptors to 3-0. The loss drops the Warriors to 0-2. They’re the bookends of the league,... Read More
Multiple lead changes and capitalization on mistakes highlighted the San Diego Legion’s second MLR home victory against the Houston Sabercats, 35-32. Late in the match, Houston extended its lead to four points with five minutes left off an Osea Kolinisau drop goal, but the Legion took advantage when the Sabercats kicked the ball back following the restart. After a rash of penalties, San Diego set... Read More
In a game featuring eight lead changes, the San Diego Legion forced the last one at full-time to steal a 35-32 win over the Houston Sabercats. Outside center Anthony Salaber scored a hat-trick in the first 25 minutes, helping the Legion to a 21-20 halftime lead. The result drops the Sabercats to 1-2 and lifts the Legion to 2-1.
Houston broke the early stalemate with a superb try in the 10th... Read More