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New Rugby Sevens League Forming With Fall 2021 Start Targeted

Scheduled to debut in the fall 2021, Premier Rugby Sevens will be a new rugby league that will look to showcase North America’s top male and female players with equal pay and high-performance access under one league umbrella, adopting a touring format in cities across the United States and Canada. Rugby sevens, an Olympic sport, […]

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The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will be home to the 2002 NASCAR Clash. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Major League Rugby Expansion Franchise Playing at LA Coliseum

The newest franchise in Major League Rugby will play its home games at one of the most historic sports venues in the United States. The LA Giltinis will be playing home matches at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as part of what the expansion franchise terms a “long-term deal” that the league itself said would […]

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Major League Rugby Planning Hawaii Expansion

Major League Rugby has accepted the initial application for membership to an expansion bid in Kanaloa, Hawaii, clearing the way for the parties to enter into negotiations that would make the island club the 14th member of MLR heading into the 2021 season. Kanaloa has 90 days to finalize terms and meet the league’s expansion […]

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Timmy Hill (No. 66) beats Ryan Preece (No. 37) to the checkered flag at Texas in the the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 at iRacing’s virtual Texas Motor Speedway on March 29, 2020.

Professional Leagues, Networks Turning to Esports

With no live events to broadcast, sports leagues and their television partners are going to the next best thing—having esports take their place in sports from auto racing to basketball as fallout continues from the coronavirus pandemic. What started as replacement programming for a regional cable network has shifted to broadcast sports, as ESPN is […]

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Major League Rugby Names New Commissioner

George Killebrew, who has 27 years of experience in front office roles both on the corporate and team levels, will be the new Major League Rugby commissioner. Killebrew was most recently the executive vice president and chief revenue officer of the Dallas Mavericks. He also worked with the Mavericks in sales, marketing, ticket sales, corporate […]

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Las Vegas to Host Major League Rugby Events

Major League Rugby will visit Las Vegas for the first time as part of a MLR Vegas Weekend in February at Las Vegas Ballpark, home of the city’s Pacific Coast League baseball team. The event starts February 9 with last year’s league semifinalists Rugby United New York taking on expansion team the New England Free […]

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USA Rugby and Major League Rugby Sign Strategic Partnership

USA Rugby and Major League Rugby have announced a strategic partnership that will include the national governing body’s sanctioning of the professional rugby league that is entering its second season of play. Among areas of the agreement, the two entities will collaborate on driving growth in the sport, high-performance pathways to make sure the national team and […]

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