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
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. To kick it off, here's a preview of what to expect to start your week. We discuss all fo the Major League Rugby results and... 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
After a discouraging performance last week, the defense was the main emphasis for the Austin Elite against the NOLA Gold in its home opener in Round Rock, Texas. The Elite played a contentious first half and held a one-point lead at the break. NOLA took the advantage following a yellow card, but two tries and a superb defensive effort in the final 20 minutes of play earned Austin a 30-17 win and... Read More
Six Major League Rugby matches are in the books through two weeks of action. Amidst the story lines are the fact that Glendale is an expected 2-0, Austin and expected 0-2, and everyone else falls somewhere in between. There’s the story of Seattle showing well through two games, despite being player-coached. Attendance will be a major talking point all season.
But the players are the real stars,... Read More
After an extremely competitive match where the San Diego Legion outlasted a powerful Utah Warriors attack for a 31-24 win, San Diego head coach Rob Hoadley and Utah CEO/GM Kimball Kjar spoke with Rugby Today to get their reactions to the match. The Legion picked up their first victory of the young season while Utah got its initial taste of the regular season after being on a bye last week.
The... Read More