Major League Rugby Announces 2018 Schedule

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Courtesy of Major League Rugby

SALT LAKE CITY — Major League Rugby (MLR) today announced the 2018 schedule for all seven teams. The inaugural season will feature 10 weeks of regular season-action beginning April 21, 2018, with the regular season ending on June 24, 2018.

Each team will play eight regular-season games with two bye weeks. CBS Sports Network, the exclusive television partner of MLR, will televise a 13-game package — highlighted by a Major League Rugby Game of the Week — and two weeks of postseason coverage in 2018, including the semifinals and the first MLR Championship Game. More information, including game times and designated MLR Game of the Week, will be released at a later date.

Major League Rugby will launch with seven teams in Austin, Texas; Glendale, CO, Houston, New Orleans, San Diego, Seattle, and Salt Lake City. Each is a key rugby market with a long history of support for the game. The members have strong local and civic-minded ownership groups with deep ties to their communities and have established grass roots programs, venues in place or in development, and a player pool featuring the best players in North America, reinforced by up to five international signings in the 15-player, rugby union format.  

2018 MLR Schedule

April 21-22
Austin Elite Rugby
at
Glendale Raptors

NOLA Gold
at
Houston SaberCats

San Diego Legion
at
Seattle Seawolves
April 28-29
Austin Elite Rugby
at
Houston SaberCats

Utah Warriors
at
San Diego Legion

Glendale Raptors
at
Seattle Seawolves
May 5-6
NOLA Gold
at
Austin Elite Rugby

Houston SaberCats
at
San Diego Legion

Glendale Raptors
at
Utah Warriors
May 12-13
Austin Elite Rugby
at
Utah Warriors

Seattle Seawolves
at
NOLA Gold

San Diego Legion
at
Glendale Raptors
May 19-20
Austin Elite Rugby
at
San Diego Legion

Houston SaberCats
at
NOLA Gold

Utah Warriors
at
Seattle Seawolves
May 26-27
Utah Warriors
at
Houston SaberCats

NOLA Gold
at
Seattle Seawolves

Glendale Raptors
at
San Diego Legion
June 2-3
Utah Warriors
at
Austin Elite Rugby

Seattle Seawolves
at
Houston SaberCats

Glendale Raptors
at
NOLA Gold
June 9-10
Seattle Seawolves
at
Austin Elite Rugby

Houston SaberCats
at
Glendale Raptors

San Diego Legion
at
NOLA Gold
June 16-17
NOLA Gold
at
Utah Warriors

Seattle Seawolves
at
Glendale Raptors
June 23-24
San Diego Legion
at
Austin Elite Rugby

Houston SaberCats
at
Utah Warriors

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