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Pacific Rugby Premiership returns in 2018

The USA’s top amateur club competition on the West Coast is returning in 2018. After opting to take a hiatus in 2017, the Pacific Rugby Premiership will seal its return on February 10 with six clubs competing in home-and-away fixtures through April 28. Finals weekend is set for May 5. ...

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NOLA Gold sign Chilean forward Nikola Bursic

New Orleans have added to their impressive stable of forwards with the signing of Chilean international Nikola Bursic for the 2018 Major League Rugby season. The 24-year-old started all four of the November tests for Los Cóndores, winning his 25th cap in the historic win over Germany. More often a ...

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Kearns, Moor to play in 2017 Varsity Match

The most famous collegiate rugby match in the world will feature two players of North American interest. USA u20 and Collegiate All-American standout Conor Kearns will captain Oxford University when they play Cambridge in the 2017 Varsity Match at Twickenham on Thursday. Lining up outside him will be Canadian international ...

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Ben Tarr signs for NOLA Gold

US Eagles prop Ben Tarr has signed with the New Orleans Gold for the 2018 Major League Rugby season. The former Denver Stampede starter in PRO Rugby moves from another club set to take part in the new competition next year, the Glendale Raptors. The 23-year-old Indianapolis attended the Southport ...

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Riekert Hattingh signs for Seawolves

Former Ohio Aviators star Riekert Hattingh has signed with the Seattle Seawolves for the 2018 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old No 8 joined the Aviators halfway through the 2016 PRO Rugby campaign and proved a revelation with his athleticism and attacking skills. A native of Pretoria, South Africa, Hattingh ...

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Seawolves sign Belgian lock Jérémy Lenaerts

The Seattle Seawolves have added some international flavor to their roster with the signing of Belgian lock forward Jérémy Lenaerts. The announcement comes just days ahead of his 25th birthday. A standout with the San Francisco Rush during the 2016 PRO Rugby season, Lenaerts has represented his country at age-grade ...

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Tongan center adds to expanding Austin Elite roster

Rampaging Tonga ‘A’ center Paki Afu is the latest in a busy week of signings for Austin Elite ahead of the upcoming Major League Rugby season. The 27-year-old made a splash during the Americas Pacific Challenge tournament in Montevideo, scoring two tries in an impressive performance against Canada ‘A’. Afu ...

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New Orleans Gold sign JP Eloff

The New Orleans Gold have signed US Eagles international JP Eloff for the 2018 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old will join the side from the Chicago Lions following the USA’s two-match tour to Europe next month. A utility back for the USA who can cover the midfield as well ...

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Roland Suniula heading to Italy

A second Suniula has signed a pro contract but it won’t be on US soil. Roland Suniula has penned a deal with Reggio of the Italian Eccellenza until the end of the season, heading off speculation that he would join brother Shalom at the Seattle Seawolves of Major League Rugby. ...

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Matt Hughston joins NOLA Gold

The New Orleans Gold have added another player for the 2018 Major League Rugby season in the form of Matt Hughston. A versatile player skilled as both a flanker or center, the 28-year-old who hails from Charlotte, North Carolina, is well known in American rugby circles having represented the Junior ...

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