Four of the top five teams in the nation shined on Saturday as conference play began while the Houston Sabercats got back on track with a win over James Bay. Saint Mary’s picked up a Cal Conference win against SDSU as Cal, BYU, and Lindenwood were victorious in non-conference match-ups.
No. 1 ranked Saint Mary’s schooled SDSU, 62-5, for the Aztecs’ second loss in a row and the Aggies of UC Davis... Read More
Blowouts and an upset highlighted the third week of 2018. The top three teams in the country crushed their opponents as Cal, St. Mary’s, and Life were in complete control on Saturday. The closest match of the weekend saw Grand Canyon survive two yellow cards to pull off a 22-18 upset against San Diego State. Finally, the Houston Sabercats fell to the Uruguay National team, 32-24.
In the ramp up... Read More
The plans for a Vancouver entrant into Major League Rugby starting in 2019 were announced earlier this week via a release from the team-to-be’s investment group. Backing the Vancouver effort are Adrian Balfour and Karl Harrison. Balfour is the owner of the Seattle Seawolves, one of the MLR’s original seven franchises, and Harrison is an investor.
Their potential involvement in two MLR franchises... Read More
The Houston Sabercats beat Seattle Saracens 50-7 Saturday at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas. It marked the first official preseason match for the Sabercats, with more than 5,300 people crossing the turnstiles to get a glimpse.
The home team scored nine tries, conceding just one to a powered down Seattle, which suited up few players under contract for the Seawolves, Seattle’s Major... Read More
Seven teams will participate in Major League Rugby’s inaugural season in the coming months, and there are talks of others joining in 2019, including north of the border in Ontario and Vancouver. Rugby Today has confirmed another will join the party in 2019. Tentatively named “Rugby Club New York”, the MLR is coming to the Big Apple.
James Kennedy, the chairman of the New York MLR club, is an... Read More
None of these guys have done this before. There is plenty of college, club and international rugby experience sprinkled throughout the movers and shakers of Major League Rugby, and even some veteran professional players and coaches, but not a single CEO, general manager, director of rugby or head coach of an MLR franchise has ever assembled a professional team from scratch to play in a league... Read More
Major League Rugby released its inaugural schedule Thursday. Each of the seven founding teams will play each other once, and two teams twice, over the course of 10 weeks from April 21-June 24. That gives them eight regular season games, four home and four away, and two bye weeks each.
With an odd number of teams, a completely level schedule didn’t fit. So some teams will no doubt end up playing... Read More
It’s playoff season in college as the club ranks wrapped up the fall. The D1A Liberty Conference capped off its inaugural season with a seven-game postseason challenge that saw some awe-inspiring rugby. The playoffs in the D1AA, DII, and NSCRO are in full effect, while Arkansas State, St. Mary’s, and Navy won big in D1A. Lastly, Columbus-Scioto Valley prevented the Metropolis’ perfect season in... Read More
Roughly 10 months after word leaked out of the existence of a professional rugby team in Houston, six months after the signing of a head coach and the first player, and five months after holding an open combine to identify talent, the Houston Sabercats took the field for the first time Saturday. They scrimmaged the Austin Blacks, and though the contest was broken into four quarters and not an... Read More
While most of the original six Major League Rugby franchises were announcing player signings left and right, Utah was taking the slow and steady approach. But shortly after unveiling the nickname, Warriors, and the hiring of Kiwi head coach Alf Daniels, Utah made arguably the biggest signing of them all in bringing BYU star-turned-Chicago Bear Paul Lasike back to the game of rugby.
Lasike first... Read More