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It took nearly every match of Major League Rugby’s 2021 season, but the playoff picture is finally set. When it came down to it, there were only two matches that had real, significant playoff implications in the final round of the regular season. Rugby United New York and NOLA Gold squared off for the final playoff spot in the Eastern…

Round 17 was an important one around Major League Rugby. Not only did it officially end the season for the Toronto Arrows and the San Diego Legion, but some of the results also ended the pursuit for the playoffs for a few teams and threw one final wrench into the Eastern Conference playoff picture as well. The first match of…

With only eight teams in action over the Fourth of July weekend, Major League Rugby’s Round 16 slate was a little lighter than usual. Two fewer matches didn’t mean there was any less action, though as Round 16 was packed full of meaningful upsets across the board. The weekend started with a match between two of Major League Rugby’s proudest…

Round 14 of Major League Rugby brought with it four more matches decided by six points or less and saw one more team officially eliminated from playoff contention. As each team’s story continues to be written, there is arguably none more interesting than the season that the Utah Warriors are having thus far. For the third-consecutive week, the Warriors chipped…

Another member of the Colorado XOs is making the jump to the pros. XO scrum-half and captain Michael Bandy won’t be playing in Major League Rugby like his teammates Ma’ake Muti, Gelen Robinson, Shawn Clark, or David Still. He will instead be heading to the NFL after signing with the Los Angeles Chargers. https://twitter.com/Chargers/status/1405933370270310401?s=20 Bandy came to rugby after a…

It sounds crazy that it’s taken until Round 13, but the cream is beginning to rise to the top as Major League Rugby’s 2021 season enters the home stretch. With five rounds to play, the race for the two playoff spot in each conference remains as tight as it has been all year long, but some of the teams at…

Round 11 of Major League Rugby’s 2021 season brought with it the twists and turns that have made this season so fun to follow. There was a point in the season that the Los Angeles Giltinis looked untouchable. Now when you take a look at the table, they look human. That’s because of the superhuman performance that Rugby ATL put…

Round 10 of Major League Rugby’s 2021 season is officially in the books. Every team in the competition has seven matches to play, and while the playoff picture is beginning to take shape, the final two months of the season is going to be chaos for well over half of the teams in the league. The top two teams in…

Round 8of Major League Rugby was the best of the season. All six matches that happened over the weekend were decided by less than seven points. It seemed like every match was coming down to last-second scores and game-saving tackles. On top of all of that, the unthinkable happened when the almighty Los Angeles Giltinis were dealt their first loss…

If there is one thing that is certain after the first five weeks of the 2021 Major League Rugby season it’s that every weekend is going to be filled with unpredictable results. Look no further than Round 5. The weekend started with some early morning rugby between the Seattle Seawolves and the Toronto Arrows down in Georgia. The Seawolves, who…

Major League Rugby’s third round of action was a little lighter than the first two. With the league-leading Los Angeles Giltinis and the defending champion Seattle Seawolves on a bye in the Western Conference and Rugby United New York and NOLA Gold on a bye in the Eastern Conference, the other eight teams that make up the competition battled it…

It felt like a November Saturday morning in Colorado for the sixth and final day of the RugbyTown Crossover Academy’s inaugural camp. The chilly, blue-bird morning was the perfect way to top off a camp that was a resounding success. While several players had travel arrangements that prevented them from participating in the final day of the camp, the energy…

After a couple of contact-heavy sessions on Wednesday, Thursday morning’s first field session focused more on drawing and passing as the RugbyTown Crossover Academy kicked off what would be a little lighter workload for the fourth day of the camp. The central ideas and teaching points of the camp were on full display on Thursday morning as the three groups…

Wednesday marked the first full day of work for the RugbyTown Crossover Academy. With three training sessions under their belt, the progress has not only been noticeable, it has been impressively rapid. With medical check-ins out of the way, the team of rugby converts took the pitch at 9 A.M. and started out with passing drills as a warmup. From…

Glendale’s rugby department has been hard at work during the pandemic. With the Colorado Raptors withdrawing from Major League Rugby back on April 9 and no season to prepare for, things have looked a little different around Infinity Park. The seven people that makeup Glendale’s rugby department have been chasing an idea that everyone familiar with rugby has thought about…

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