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Major League Rugby posts jersey tease

On Thursday a series of posts on Major League Rugby’s social media channels teased the imminent reveal of the team kits for the inaugural 2018 season. Closeup shots of the Seattle Seawolves, Austin Elite, and San Diego Legion jerseys were posted followed by a group promotional shot that shows a ...

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Jackson Kaka confirmed for Utah Warriors

Jackson Kaka is now officially a member of the Utah Warriors. The Major League Rugby franchise confirmed on Wednesday that the 25-year-old loose forward would be joining the team for the 2018 season. It’s a move that will not invite much surprise given Kaka’s association both with BYU and Rugby ...

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Bjarke Ingels Group reveals Stadium plans for Austin

Architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has revealed plans for an impressive new sports and entertainment complex in Austin, Texas. According to BIG, the ‘East Austin District’ will incorporate 1.3 million square feet of green space, retail stores, and entertainment venues under an enormous solar array with the intention of ...

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Best of the Rest

It’s another edition of some of our choice picks from elsewhere in the cyber-world. Most of the articles touch on topics related to the Americas but not all. In this installment there are pieces on Major League Rugby, contract negotiations, player development, mental illness, life as a professional, Argentina’s woes, ...

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Utah Warriors sign football standout Pio Vatuvei

The Utah Warriors have signed former Louisville Cardinals defensive lineman Pio Vatuvei for the 2018 Major League Rugby season. A native of Hayward, California, the 23-year-old played football for the Washington Huskies before transferring to Louisville, where he also played rugby in 2016. Vatuvei was given a tryout with the ...

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Capital Selects name squad to play NOLA Gold

Fresh off their 52-28 victory over the USA South Panthers a week ago, the Capital Selects have named a 23-man touring squad for their match against the New Orleans Gold of Major League Rugby on January 20. Ten different clubs from the mid-Atlantic region are represented. It’s the first of ...

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Ontario Arrows confirm Spring Schedule

Canada’s newest elite rugby team – the Ontario Arrows – has revealed a six-game schedule for the spring of 2018. The timing will allow some of Canada’s best domestic players much-needed exposure to high level fixtures at a time where there is normally a void in Canadian rugby ahead of ...

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Matt Jensen signs for Utah Warriors

The Utah Warriors have confirmed the signing of US Eagles lock Matt Jensen for the 2018 Major League Rugby season. Standing 2.03m (6’8″) tall, the 25-year-old is an imposing figure both in the set piece and the loose. He could form an all-Eagles second row with John Cullen, confirmed earlier ...

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Mike Palefau signs for Seattle Seawolves

The Seattle Seawolves have added dual-international Mike Palefau to their roster for the 2018 Major League Rugby season. A native of Kahuku, Hawaii, the 36-year-old brings considerable experience to the side but remains a potent attacking player noted for his speed who can play wing or fullback. Palefau’s list of ...

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