Every game is a learning experience and there will be plenty of lessons after Utah Warriors lost to the Ontario Arrows, 24-20. The victory is Ontario’s first of the spring while the Warriors suffered their second straight defeat. Utah will take time to lick its wounds and plays its final preseason game against the Alberta Wolfpack on April 20.
“We saw improvement in all areas on and off the field... Read More
The Major League Rugby preseason rolled on Saturday as NOLA Gold finally won its first match and Rugby United New York won in Massachusetts against Mystic River.
Austin Elite at NOLA Gold
Finally after its fifth preseason match, NOLA Gold earned its first victory by decisively defeating the Austin Elite, 48-17. At Archbishop Shaw Field in Marrero, La., the time spent working on team chemistry and... Read More
With teams across the nation preparing for the playoffs, the end of March brought some dominant victories and surprising results. The teams in the collegiate ranks contined to jockey for position ahead of the postseason while wrapping up their conference schedules. In elite play, the MLR preseason ensued with some eye-opening outcomes and the big dogs in the PRP prevailed at Treasure Island.
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In front of a crowd of 9,176 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, the Glendale Raptors blitzed the Utah Warriors, 42-15, in their first Major League Rugby preseason match. Glendale looked like the experienced and cohesive team it is known to be and continually exposed the Warriors on defense. After its inaugural match, Utah has plenty to work on before the season opener on April 29th against the... Read More
First episode of a new podcast by Pat Clifton, with Kyle Sumsion of the Houston Sabercats and Shaun Davies of the Glendale Raptors coming on to talk Major League Rugby, the Eagles and BYU. Davies and Sumsion compare the new league to the defunct PRO Rugby, drop some names and mostly make fun of each other.
Future episodes will be available on itunes and Google Play, but for now, the podcast is... Read More
The MLR preseason was in full swing this weekend as the San Diego Legion beat the Austin Elite in both teams’ first test, the Houston Sabercats and NOLA Gold tied in a rematch, and Rugby United New York blanked Mystic River, 50-0, in the first-ever professional rugby match in New York City. The Legion ventured to Texas and left with a 32-24 win against Austin while an improved NOLA hosted the... Read More
As the East thaws out from its latest Nor’easter, the West remained hot in the in the United States of Rugby. Life, Cal, BYU, and Army flexed their muscles and Rugby United NY bagged its first New York City win. Two draws of almost the same score occurred in the MLR preseason and PRP. With the playoffs in D1A and DI Club fast approaching and the start of the MLR almost here, rugby is only going... Read More
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
Beginnings and blowouts crisscrossed the rugby landscape on Saturday. The top collegiate programs soared and Rugby United New York played in its first historic match in the lead up to next season’s entry into the MLR. In club land, the Mid-Atlantic started its spring ball, Dallas continued its romp through the Red River, and OMBAC, Life West, and SFGG won in round five of the PRP.
Four of the top... Read More