Austin Elite Rugby


Colton kicks off the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about USA Rugby’s loss to Uruguay, the measuring stick that the American Raptors’ next two matches will provide, and all of the rugby you can watch this weekend (0:00-7:38). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with Ethan Pougnet of the Rebel Rugby Academy about his vision for the…

Major League Rugby was founded in 2017, but the league’s existence began at Infinity Park on April 21, 2018 when the Glendale Raptors hosted Austin Elite Rugby in the inaugural match. The fourth-best Raptors match of all time is quite possibly the most important one. It was a snowy day in April when the Raptors knocked off Austin Elite Rugby 41-26 to win the first-ever MLR match. It started off slow. Whether that slow start could be chalked up to nerves or the cold weather is unknown, but the slow start didn’t last long. It took both teams around 10 minutes to get their legs under them, and when they did the points came in droves. It was Austin who…