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.
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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.
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The San Diego Legion held on to beat the Utah Warriors, 31-24, Sunday at Torero Stadium in San Diego, Calif. The Legion built an early lead, conceded it, regained it, rebuilt it, and struggled to hold on until the final whistle.
San Diego didn’t let Utah catch its breath out of the gate, pinning the ball deep in the attacking end. Further the Legion probed with methodical driving maul, leading to... Read More
Spring 15s are winding down all across the country with playoff rugby in full swing. A quick rundown: the D1A National Championship is set for this Saturday with Life versus Cal, Iowa Central Community College took no prisoners during the weekend to win the NSCRO Champions Cup, OMBAC and Belmont Shore advanced to the PRP Final, Norfolk and Rocky Gorge in the Mid-Atlantic final, the Chicago Lions... Read More
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
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
An exciting weekend of American rugby is almost over as D1A is down to four teams with some incredible results, a D1AA Spring Champion is crowned, and Major League Rugby kicked off its inaugural season.
In the D1A quarterfinal round, Life and Cal advanced on one side of the bracket while Penn State and Lindenwood will meet in the other semifinal. Life took care of business in Georgia beating Army... Read More