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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…

Scoring was on full display for the second week in a row across Major League Rugby as Round 2 wrapped up on Sunday evening. While the points came in droves, the results were much different than opening weekend. Four of the six matches in Round 1 were decided by seven points or less. That was not the case in Round…

Major League Rugby returned to action for the first time in 373 days on Saturday, and it looked a lot different than the last time we all saw it. A lot has happened in the last year. The Colorado Raptors’ decision to withdraw from the competition last April was an indication that the already wild offseason was only going to…

Colton jumps into the show with ‘The Breakdown’ by talking about some former Raptors (and now former Dallas Jackals) on the move, a weekly update on the Colorado XOs, and all of the rugby you can watch this weekend (0:00-12:14). After ‘The Breakdown’, Colton chats with Colorado XO fullback Daytwon Sheridan about transitioning to rugby after college football, why he…

Colton jumps into the show with ‘The Breakdown’ by talking about the sad news out of New Orleans that Gold player Shawn Riley passed away. Colton then touches on some updates regarding the Seattle Seawolves front office, the latest news regarding the San Diego Legion, the Colorado XOs officially being announced, a former Raptor getting ready for his second professional…

Toronto Arrows 19 – 22 Colorado Raptors The Colorado Raptors used two big defensive stands, timely tries from John Ryberg and Mika Kruse, and 12 points off the boot of Robbie Petzer to hand the Toronto Arrows their first loss of the season. The Arrows proved why they are the top-ranked team in the East in the loss, though. While…

San Diego Legion 25 – 21 NOLA GOLD The first-place San Diego Legion just keep winning. This time they went down to the Big Easy and beat a very solid NOLA Gold team that gave them fits throughout the match. San Diego remains the top dog until someone knocks them off, and no one has yet to do that. The…

NOLA Gold 27 – 20 Colorado Raptors The Colorado Raptors’ slow start to the 2020 season continued with their 27-20 loss to the NOLA Gold on Saturday afternoon. The loss is the third in as many weeks, and while that doesn’t look good on paper, the Raptors are getting closer to where they need to be to compete. Hopefully, for…

The Roundup will be a weekly piece highlighting the action from around Major League Rugby. Utah Warriors 39 – 33 New England Free Jacks The Warriors picked up their first win of the 2020 season on Saturday afternoon when they knocked off an injury-riddled Free Jacks team at Sam Boyd Stadium. This was one of the better matches of the…

The Colorado Raptors ran into the buzzsaw that was the San Diego Legion on Sunday afternoon in Sin City. After their season-opening victory over the reigning champion Seattle Seawolves, the Legion (2-0, 2-0) affirmed opinions of being the top team in the competition with a 49-22 victory over the Raptors (0-2,0-2) at Sam Boyd Stadium in what was the finale…

Colton Strickler previews the Colorado Raptors’ Round 2 matchup with the San Diego Legion and then sits down with front-rower Xendy Tatibouet for a conversation about growing up in a Gypsy community, his rugby career, and how he’s settling into the team. Tatibouet is entering his first season with the Raptors after having played all over the world. He most…

The Roundup will be a weekly piece highlighting the action from around Major League Rugby. Colorado Raptors 12 – 21 Houston SaberCats The Colorado Raptors couldn’t overcome a slow start, issues in the scrum, and handling errors as they fell to the Houston SaberCats in the season opener. They’ll have to correct those issues in a hurry as they’ll face…

One of the best ways to dip your toe in the waters that are a new sport is to understand how points are scored. Not only does understanding the scoring provide you with a fundamental understanding of the game, but it also allows you to pick up on strategies, tactics, and the logic behind the decisions that are made throughout…

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