Major League Rugby’s second season kicks off Jan. 26. Many of the stars from the league’s first rendition are gone. Utah’s Paul Lasike and Glendale’s Sam Figg, Bryce Campbell and Ben Landry, amongst others, won't be back.
Below are four newcomers picked by head writer Pat Clifton and contributor Jake Frechette on the latest episode of the Giant’s Conscience podcast to help fill the star void in... Read More
Major league Rugby’s highly-anticipated second season kicks off in a few weeks. Most teams have named most of their rosters. The schedule is out. Tickets are sold. As week one approaches, watch this space as we examine top storylines, project breakout players and prognosticate the season.
Three big-picture narratives will dominate the MLR’s second go – sustainability, expansion and seasonality.... Read More
Giant's Conscience is a new podcast featuring Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton and contributor Jake Frechette. The two seasoned rugby journalists will talk about the news du jour in American and world rugby. On this week's episode, the guys discuss the weekend of rivalry games in the Pro 14 and a dust-up between Ireland's flyhalves, Greg Peterson's move to France, some observations from the... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. 56-cap Louis Stanfill comes on to reminisce about his three World Cup appearances, playing for accomplished coaches at Cal, NYAC and with the USA, the advances within the USNMT, playing Major League Rugby, Jiu Jitsu, and growing HS rugby in NorCal.
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The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. Canadian sensation John Moonlight is coming out of retirement to play for his hometown Toronto Arrows. He's played in XVs and 7s World Cups, Commonwealth Games and Pan-Am Games, and now Major League Rugby. Stick around to the end to hear his take on who'd win a bare knuckle brawl between him and Danny Barrett.... Read More
Major League Rugby's second season kicks off in just over a month, and all but the Utah Warriors have announced player signings. We've compiled the announced signings and sifted them through a few different filters.
First you'll see each team's tallies in three different categories; how many have been signed, how many combined international caps are under contract, and then a break down of... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. Newly signed Glendale Raptor Malon Al-Jiboori comes on to talk about the next chapter of his career. From HSAAs and U20s through Lindenwood and USA 7s, Malon discusses it all. We also discuss the powerhouse Tulsa Union program, where Malon got his start, being the middle brother in a rugby family, and being... Read More
Giant's Conscience is a new podcast featuring Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton and contributor Jake Frechette. The two seasoned rugby journalists will talk about the news du jour in American and world rugby. On the third episode, Jake and Pat discuss the European Club Championships, Team USA picking up a second consecutive silver medal and No. 1 ranking in Cape Town, Global Rapid Rugby, and we... Read More
(Listen to the full interview with Chris Mattina here)
Chris Mattina left New York to chase one dream, and he’s returned to go after another. After spending a year with the USA 7s team, the pull of playing professional 15s in his hometown proved too strong to ignore, as Mattina traded a full-time contract with the 7s Eagles for one with upstart Rugby United New York of the MLR.
His rugby journey... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. On this episode, Eagles from both the 15s and 7s teams discuss their new homes in Major League Rugby. Cam Dolan is settling in with the NOLA Gold following a big year for the 15s Eagles, and Chris Mattina just returned home to New York in time for the holidays and RUNY's inaugural season.
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