In the rain at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash., the Glendale Raptors struck first and held on for the 19-15 victory over the Seattle. The Seawolves staged a second-half comeback but ran out of time at the buzzer. With the win, Glendale moves to 2-0 in the MLR while Seattle is at 1-1.
“It was a hard match on both sides and a good win in the rain,” Glendale head coach David Williams said. “We... Read More
After a disappointing start to begin the MLR season, the Houston Sabercats notched its first victory over the Austin Elite by hitting hard, fast, and early. At Dyer Stadium in Houston, Texas, Houston capitalized on the Elite’s mistakes to build a quick lead and amass points at the beginning of each half. Austin attempted to rally at the conclusion of the match but ultimately fell, 50-38.
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Seattle made them work for it, but the Glendale Raptors improved to 2-0 Saturday with a 19-15 defeat of the Seawolves at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash. The win makes the Raptors the only 2-0 team in the league.
Glendale drew some bad luck early when fullback Maximo de Achaval was sent off for making dangerous contact with a player in the air. He had hoisted an up-and-under and was chasing,... Read More
The Houston Sabercats outgunned the Austin Elite 50-38 Saturday at Dyer Stadium in Houston. The win improves the Cats to 1-1 on the season and drops the Elite to 0-2. Houston flyhalf Sam Windsor was named the man of the match.
The home team snatched the momentum early and never relinquished it, winning the opening kickoff to go immediately onto attack. With the ball at the doorstep and all eyes... Read More
With Club Regionals less than a month away, the conference playoffs are set to begin this Saturday. For the regional round of the National Playoffs on weekend of May 19-20, the Midwest plays the winner of the Atlantic North and the Mid-Atlantic match-up in Obetz, Ohio and the Red River battles the Pacific Rugby Premiership champion in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Midwest season was completed in... Read More
The 1979 Eastern Rugby Union Championship was won by Old Blue of New York, who beat Baton Rouge in Kenilworth Park, Washington, DC. The New Yorkers won handily 24-0.
The route to the title for Old Blue began in Albany, NY, for the Northeast championship two weeks earlier when Old Blue, Boston RFC, and Albany Knickerbockers met in round robin play to determine who would advance to DC. Old Blue... Read More
The Major League Rugby season couldn’t have started better for the Seattle Seawolves. After a one-game preseason, the Pacific Northwest outfit took the field at Starfire Stadium in Seattle, Wash. and beat the San Diego Legion with a clinical attack and domineering scrum. The Legion did score a pair of tries in the second half, but the story of the day was the Seawolves’ dominant scrum producing... Read More
The first kickoff of the inaugural MLR season was at Dyer Stadium in Houston, Texas where the NOLA Gold picked up its first-ever road win against the Houston Sabercats. After trailing 12-10 at the half, the Gold scored three tries in the second half for the 35-26 come back victory. NOLA has been improving in every match this year and the result was a big win to open up the MLR season.
“The key... Read More
After a 41-26 home opening win against the Austin Elite, the Glendale Raptor’s first match in the MLR ended with the result they wanted but not exactly how they wanted it. Dealing with a pair of red cards that reduced its numbers to 12 players at the end of the match, the Raptors offense built a big lead and the defense held off any semblance of a comeback.
“We scored more points and won the... Read More
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - The Utah Warriors opened the new Zions Bank Stadium with an impressive 80-12 drubbing of the Alberta Wolfpack in front of 3,143 fans. The Warriors were lead by Josh and Jared Whippy, originally from Fiji who combined for a total of 36 points. Josh Whippy accounted for 26 points and Jared for 10 points.
However, in the 73rd minute of play Josh Whippy suffered a compound... Read More