2023 Major League Rugby season

The 2023 Major League Rugby season is the sixth season of Major League Rugby, the professional rugby union competition sanctioned by USA Rugby. The regular season began on February 17, 2023.[2]

2023 Major League Rugby season
CountriesUnited States (11 teams)
Canada (1 team)
DateFebruary 17 — July 8
ChampionsNew England Free Jacks (1st Title)
Runners-upSan Diego Legion
Matches played101
Attendance115,765
(average 1,146 per match)
Highest attendance11,423[1]
San Diego Legion 33–17 Utah Warriors
February 18, 2023
Tries scored729
(average 7.2 per match)
Official website
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The Chicago Hounds made their debut this season, while the Austin Gilgronis and LA Giltinis withdrew from the competition.[3] This leaves a total of 12 teams competing; 6 teams in each conference, with the Chicago Hounds being added to the Western Conference.

Teams and format edit

The 12 teams will contest the regular season, with 6 in each of the Eastern and Western Conferences. Each club will play two games against each of the other five clubs in their conference (one at home and one away each) and one game against each of the six clubs in the other conference.

Conference rankings at the end of the regular season will determine each team's placement in the post season, known as the Championship Series:

  • Teams ranked 2nd in their conference will host the team ranked 3rd, as part of the Eliminators.
  • The team in the conference ranked 1st will receive a bye, and host the winner of their conference's Eliminator, to determine the Conference champion.
  • Both Conference champions will then contest the Championship final. The winners of the Championship final will lift the MLR Shield, and become the 2023 Major League Rugby Champions. On March 16, it was announced by the league that the Championship Final would be held at SeatGeek Stadium in Chicago, on July 8, 2023.[4]
Locations of teams in Major League Rugby
           Western Conference           Eastern Conference
Conference Club Metro area Stadium Capacity Coach Captain
Western Conference Chicago Hounds Chicago, Illinois SeatGeek Stadium 20,000   Sam Harris   Bryce Campbell
Dallas Jackals Dallas, Texas Choctaw Stadium 48,114   Agustín Cavalieri   JP Aguirre
Houston SaberCats Houston, Texas SaberCats Stadium 4,000   Pote Human   Dean Muir
San Diego Legion San Diego, California Snapdragon Stadium 35,000   Danny Lee   Blair Cowan
Seattle Seawolves Seattle, Washington Starfire Stadium[a] 4,500   Allen Clarke   Riekert Hattingh
Utah Warriors Salt Lake City, Utah Zions Bank Stadium 5,000   Greg Cooper   Bailey Wilson
Eastern Conference New England Free Jacks Boston, Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Stadium 5,000   Scott Mathie   Josh Larsen
New Orleans Gold New Orleans, Louisiana Gold Mine 10,000   Kane Thompson   Cam Dolan
Old Glory DC Washington, D.C. Segra Field 5,000   Josh Syms   Jamason Faʻanana-Schultz
Rugby New York New York, New York Memorial Stadium[b] 4,000   James Semple   Nate Brakeley
Rugby ATL Atlanta, Georgia Silverbacks Park[c] 5,000   Stephen Brett   Matt Heaton
Toronto Arrows Toronto, Ontario York Lions Stadium 4,000   Peter Smith   Lucas Rumball

Regular season edit

The regular season consists of 18 weeks, with each team playing 16 matches, beginning on February 17, 2023 and ending on June 18.

Standings edit

MLR Eastern Conference
P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
New England Free Jacks (C) 16 14 0 2 556 273 +283 80 36 11 1 68
Rugby New York 16 8 0 8 428 387 +41 62 52 10 1 43
Old Glory DC (SF) 16 7 1 8 408 443 -35 60 62 11 2 43
New Orleans Gold 16 7 0 9 339 435 -96 46 61 6 1 35
Rugby ATL 16 5 1 10 355 428 -73 48 59 5 1 28
Toronto Arrows 16 1 2 13 306 601 -295 37 88 4 4 16
Tiebreakers

If teams are level at any stage, tiebreaker criteria are as follows (coin tosses or draw of lots will be used if those below fail):

  1. number of matches won
  2. the difference between points for and points against
  3. the number of tries scored
  4. the most points scored
  5. the difference between tries for and tries against
  6. the fewest red cards received
  7. the fewest yellow cards received

Green background indicates teams in position for the Eastern Conference Finals
Blue background indicates teams in position for the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals
Last Updated: July 9, 2023


MLR Western Conference
P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
San Diego Legion (RU) 16 15 0 1 554 285 +269 81 41 13 1 74
Seattle Seawolves (SF) 16 12 0 4 509 348 +161 67 48 9 2 59
Houston SaberCats 16 10 0 6 484 413 +71 70 57 11 2 53
Utah Warriors 16 10 0 6 445 421 +24 63 59 8 2 50
Chicago Hounds 16 3 0 13 327 497 -170 43 70 4 4 20
Dallas Jackals 16 2 0 14 278 458 -180 41 64 6 5 19
Tiebreakers

If teams are level at any stage, tiebreaker criteria are as follows (coin tosses or draw of lots will be used if those below fail):

  1. number of matches won
  2. the difference between points for and points against
  3. the number of tries scored
  4. the most points scored
  5. the difference between tries for and tries against
  6. the fewest red cards received
  7. the fewest yellow cards received

Green background indicates teams in position for the Western Conference Finals
Blue background indicates teams in position for the Western Conference Semi-Finals
Last Updated: June 18, 2023


Matches edit

The following are the match results for the 2023 Major League Rugby regular season:

Home \ Away CHI DAL HOU NE NO DC ATL NY SD SEA TOR UTA
Chicago Hounds 24–22 21–38 24–37 20–21 14–36 5–27 26–27 10–14
Dallas Jackals 28–29 12–33 10–15 3–7 38–47 10–35 14–11 26–36
Houston SaberCats 40–33 33–21 35–14 31–7 40–28 31–26 17–34 24–30
NE Free Jacks 31–19 10–9 47–24 50–3 34–31 23–13 8–0 57–20
New Orleans Gold 12–36 15–28 7–23 31–5 12–26 35–36 40–24 37–14
Old Glory DC 42–27 24–42 17–20 36–28 42–31 19–41 29–3 36–22
Rugby ATL 27–12 19–27 14–35 29–16 35–27 24–39 10–35 17–10
Rugby NY 43–14 27–34 18–33 54–19 34–8 31–20 39–3 33–43
San Diego Legion 48–24 22–0 29–16 29–12 48–26 36–13 40–19 33–17
Seattle Seawolves 35–13 61–19 24–12 26–34 28–22 25–11 20–23 27–20
Toronto Arrows 26–48 5–80 24–26 29–29 34–34 27–29 17–50 27–36
Utah Warriors 24–26 33–25 34–28 26–24 28–12 16–26 41–35 47–19

Updated to match(es) played on June 18, 2023
Colors: Blue: home team win; Yellow: draw; Red: away team win.

Scheduled matches edit

Week 1 (February 17–19) edit


February 17 Rugby ATL 17–10 Toronto Arrows (1 BP) Silverbacks Park  
19:00 EST Try: Alex Maughan 13'
Austin White 23'
Rewita Biddle 65'
Con: Kurt Coleman (1/2) 14'
Duncan van Schalkwyk (0/1)
Pen: Kurt Coleman (0/1)
Cards: Tiaan Eramsus   34'
Report Try: Mitch Richardson 76'
Con: Sam Malcolm (1/1) 77'
Pen: Sam Malcolm (1/1) 80+1'
Attendance: 1,400
Referee: Scott Green (USAR)

Assistants: Dave Edwards (USAR) & Bryan Hall (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Rewita Biddle (Rugby ATL)

February 17 New Orleans Gold 12–36 New England Free Jacks (1 BP) The Gold Mine  
20:00 EST Try: Jarred Adams 16'
Moni Tongaʻuiha 25'
Con: Rodney Iona (1/2) 17'
Report Try: Mills Sanerivi 3'
Jayson Potroz 13'
John Poland (2) 33', 76'
Mitch Wilson 40+1'
Con: Jayson Potroz (2/2) 4', 40+2'
Automatic conversion (2) 13', 33'
Reece MacDonald (0/1)
Pen: Jayson Potroz (0/1)
Reece MacDonald (1/1) 74'
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Cisco Lopez (USAR)

Assistants: Allen Alongi (USAR) & Rob Halcomb (USAR)

TMO: Amelia Luciano (USAR)

Man of the Match: Jayson Potroz (New England Free Jacks)

February 18 (1 BP) Old Glory DC 42–27 Chicago Hounds Segra Field  
14:00 EST Try: Collin Grosse 1'
Lautaro Bavaro 17'
Nic Souchon 32'
Junior Sa'u 36'
Kurt Baker 43'
Danny Tusitala 58'
Con: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (3/6) 2', 37', 44'
Pen: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (2/2) 12', 27'
Report Try: George Thornton 20'
Charlie Abel 49'
LaRome White 68'
Con: Luke Carty (2/2) 21', 69'
Automatic conversion 49'
Pen: Luke Carty (2/2) 6', 16'
Cards: Luke Beauchamp   32'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Federico Anselmi (UAR)

Assistants: Craig Sakowski (USAR) & Ian Seaton (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Danny Tusitala (Old Glory DC)

February 18 (1 BP) San Diego Legion 33–17 Utah Warriors Snapdragon Stadium  
16:00 PST Try: Fakaʻosi Pifeleti 15'
Dan Pryor 21'
Nate Augspurger 32'
Christian Poidevin 57'
Con: Josh Henderson (2/4) 16', 58'
Pen: Josh Henderson (2/2) 29', 49'
Will Hooley (1/1) 73'
Report Try: Joseph Mano 17'
Paul Lasike 53'
Caleb Makene 66'
Con: Joel Hodgson (0/2)
Automatic conversion 53'
Cards: Saia Uhila   20'
Attendance: 11,423
Referee: Luke Rogan (USAR)

Assistants: Marquise Goodwin (USAR) & Jacob Gonzalez (USAR)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match:

February 18 Seattle Seawolves 25–11 Rugby New York Starfire Stadium  
18:30 PST Try: Duncan Matthews 77'
Con: Automatic conversion 77'
Pen: Jordan Chait (6/6) 3', 12', 21', 46', 65', 74'
Report Try: Ed Fidow 56'
Con: Sam Windsor (0/1)
Pen: Sam Windsor (2/2) 14', 40'
Cards: Andrew Coe   64'
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Chris Assmus (RC)

Assistants: Brad Schwalger (RC) & Clint Lemkus (RC)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Jordan Chait (Seattle Seawolves)

February 19 Dallas Jackals 12–33 Houston SaberCats (1 BP) Choctaw Stadium  
19:00 CST Try: Jerónimo Gómez Vara 65'
Adriaan Booysen 76'
Con: Adriaan Carelse (1/2) 77'
Report Try: Louritz van der Schyff 8'
Hanco Germishuys 29'
Davey Coetzer 37'
Carlo de Nysschen 45'
Christian Dyer 72'
Con: Davey Coetzer (3/4) 30', 46', 73'
Automatic conversion 37'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Moe Chaudhry (RC)

Assistants: Andrew Low (USAR) & Justin Hale (USAR)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Carlo de Nysschen (Houston Sabercats)

Week 2 (February 24–26) edit


February 24 Seattle Seawolves 28–22 Rugby ATL (1 BP) Starfire Stadium  
19:30 PST Try: Juan-Philip Smith 35'
Riekert Hattingh (2) 52', 70'
Con: Jordan Chait (2/3) 36', 53'
Pen: Jordan Chait (3/4) 6', 24', 42'
Cards: Rhyno Herbst   38'
Report Try: Johan Momsen 39'
Tiaan Eramsus 58'
Ben Strang 75'
Con: Rewita Biddle (2/2) 40', 76'
Duncan van Schalkwyk (0/1)
Pen: Rewita Biddle (1/2) 18'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Luke Rogan (USAR)

Assistants: Saro Turner (RC) & Clint Lemkus (RC)

TMO: Chris Assmus (RC)

Man of the Match: Juan-Philip Smith (Seattle Seawolves)

February 25 (1 BP) Utah Warriors 33–25 Dallas Jackals (1 BP) Zions Bank Stadium  
14:00 MST Try: Paul Lasike 6'
Caleb Makene 23'
Bailey Wilson 29'
Joseph Mano 53'
Zion Going 63'
Con: Joel Hodgson (3/3) 7', 24', 30'
Caleb Makene (1/2) 64'
Report Try: Juan Pablo Zeiss 9'
Jerónimo Gómez Vara 34'
Nicolás Revol 58'
Eric Naposki (2) 68', 72'
Con: Martín Elías (0/1)
Adriaan Carelse (0/4)
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Marquise Goodwin (USAR)

Assistants: Kahlil Harrison (USAR) & Justin Canova (USAR)

TMO: Austin Reed (USAR)

Man of the Match: Paul Lasike (Utah Warriors)

February 25 (1 BP) Houston SaberCats 35–14 New Orleans Gold SaberCats Stadium  
20:00 CST Try: Vereniki Tikoisolomone 17'
Dom Akina 21'
Gideon van Wyk (2) 31', 48'
Christian Dyer 62'
Con: Davey Coetzer (4/4) 18', 22', 32', 49'
Automatic conversion 62'
Report Try: Tom Florence (2) 6', 45'
Con: Automatic conversion (2) 6', 45'
Attendance: 1,600
Referee: Kat Roche (USAR)

Assistants: Brian Dusablon (USAR) & Blair McClure (USAR)

TMO: Chris Assmus (RC)

Man of the Match: Gideon van Wyk (Houston SaberCats)

February 26 (1 BP) Rugby New York 39–3 Toronto Arrows Mount Vernon Memorial Stadium  
15:00 EST Try: Dylan Fawsitt (2) 8', 28'
Nate Brakeley 41'
Kaleb Geiger 54'
Faʻasui Fuatai 64'
Eamonn Matthews 68'
Con: Sam Windsor (3/6) 42', 55', 65'
Pen: Sam Windsor (1/1) 39'
Report Pen: Kobe Faust (1/2) 44'
Cards: Travis Larsen   38'
Attendance: 1,419
Referee: Derek Summers (USAR)

Assistants: Miles McIvor (USAR) & Marty Steffens (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Nate Brakeley (Rugby New York)

February 26 (1 BP) San Diego Legion 29–12 New England Free Jacks Snapdragon Stadium  
13:00 PST Try: Sama Malolo 12'
Nate Augspurger (2) 27', 80+5'
Josh Henderson 49'
Con: Josh Henderson (1/2) 13'
Automatic conversion 49'
Will Hooley (1/1) 60+6'
Pen: Josh Henderson (1/1) 60'
Will Hooley (0/1)
Cards: Tupou Afungia   55'
Report Try: Joe Johnston 31'
Semisi Paea 76'
Con: Jayson Potroz (1/1) 32'
Reece MacDonald (0/1)
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Scott Green (USAR)

Assistants: Austin Reed (USAR) & Alexis Alfaro (USAR)

TMO: Chris Assmus (RC)

Man of the Match: Josh Henderson (San Diego Legion)

Bye/s: Chicago Hounds, Old Glory DC

Week 3 (March 3–5) edit


March 3 Dallas Jackals 10–35 Seattle Seawolves (1 BP) Choctaw Stadium  
19:05 CST Try: Herman Agenbag 67'
Con: Alejandro Torres (1/1) 68'
Pen: Alejandro Torres (1/1) 24'
Cards: Martín Elías   2'
Report Try: Juan-Philip Smith 9'
Riekert Hattingh (2) 33', 44'
Duncan Matthews 54'
Nakai Penny 79'
Con: Automatic conversion (4) 9', 33', 44', 79'
AJ Alatimu (1/1) 55'
Referee: Federico Anselmi (UAR)

Assistants: Andrew Low (USAR) & Cole Jones (USAR)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Riekert Hattingh (Seattle Seawolves)

March 4 (1 BP) Rugby ATL 29-16 New Orleans Gold Silverbacks Park  
18:00 EST Try: Johan Momsen 22'
Jason Damm 36'
Austin White 42'
Te Rangatira Waitokia 59'
Con: Kurt Coleman (3/4) 23', 37', 43'
Pen: Kurt Coleman (1/1) 52'
Cards: Alex Maughan   33'
Report Try: Jordan Jackson-Hope 27'
Con: Rodney Iona (1/1) 28'
Pen: Rodney Iona (3/4) 1', 4', 32'
Cards: Tom Florence   36'
Referee: Robin Kaluzniak (RC)

Assistants: Bryan Hall (USAR) & Pete Chamberlain (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Jason Damm (Rugby ATL}

March 5 (1 BP) Chicago Hounds 10–14 Utah Warriors SeatGeek Stadium  
13:00 (CST) Try: Caleb Strum 30'
Con: Luke Carty (1/1) 31'
Pen: Luke Carty (1/1) 6'
Report Try: Henry Bell 36'
Joseph Mano 52'
Con: Joel Hodgson (2/2) 37', 53'
Cards: Lance Williams   39'
Emerson Prior   70'
Attendance: 4,443
Referee: Luke Rogan (USAR)

Assistants: David Zaccaria (USAR) & Niall Little (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Joseph Mano (Utah Warriors)

March 5 (1 BP) Houston SaberCats 31–26 San Diego Legion (2 BP) SaberCats Stadium  
14:00 (CST) Try: Christian Dyer 12'
Gerrie Labuschagné 50'
Dom Akina 72'
Gideon van Wyk 78'
Con: Davey Coetzer (1/1) 13'
Automatic conversion 50'
Robbie Povey (2/2) 72', 79'
Pen: Davey Coetzer (1/1) 23'
Report Try: Christian Poidevin 2'
Richard Judd 10'
Nate Augspurger 57'
Ben Grant 65'
Con: Josh Henderson (1/1) 3'
Automatic conversion (2) 10', 57'
Will Hooley (0/1)
Cards: Djustice Sears-Duru   69'
Christian Poidevin   71'
Attendance: 2,100
Referee: Chris Assmus (RC)

Assistants: Brian Dusablon (USAR) & Jono Cooper (USAR)

TMO: Austin Reed (USAR)

Man of the Match: Gerrie Labuschagné (Houston Sabercats)

March 5 (1 BP) Rugby New York 34–8 Old Glory DC Mount Vernon Memorial Stadium  
15:00 EST Try: Jack Heighton (3) 3', 50', 61'
Dylan Fawsitt 10'
Sam Windsor 79'
Con: Jack Heighton (2/4) 51', 62'
Sam Windsor (1/1) 80'
Pen: Jack Heighton (1/1) 16'
Cards: Teihorangi Walden   29'
Pago Haini   73'
Report Try: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla 31'
Con: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (0/1)
Pen: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (1/1) 47'
Attendance: 1,229
Referee: Scott Green (USAR)

Assistants: Lex Weiner (USAR) & Marty Steffens (USAR)

TMO: Miles McIvor (USAR)

Man of the Match: Jack Heighton (Rugby New York)

Bye/s: New England Free Jacks, Toronto Arrows

Week 4 (March 11–12) edit


March 11 (1 BP) New England Free Jacks 34–31 Old Glory DC (2 BP) Veterans Memorial Stadium  
15:00 EST Try: Paula Balekana (2) 10', 34'
Ben LeSage 40'
John Poland 46'
Cam Davidowicz 68'
Con: Jayson Potroz (3/5) 35', 40+1', 69'
Pen: Jayson Potroz (1/1) 73'
Cards: Conor Keys   36'
Jesse Parete   52'   78'
Rewport Try: William Talataina 8'
Cory Daniel 53'
Nic Souchon 59'
Mike Dabulas 79'
Con: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (4/4) 9', 54', 60', 79'
Pen: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (1/1) 24'
Attendance: 3,353
Referee: Derek Summers (USAR)

Assistants: Amelia Luciano (USAR) & Chris Micheletti (RC)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: John Poland (New England Free Jacks)

March 11 (1 BP) Chicago Hounds 26–27 Toronto Arrows SeatGeek Stadium  
19:00 CST Try: Penalty try 18'
Maclean Jones 26'
Con: Luke Carty (1/1) 27'
Pen: Luke Carty (2/2) 10', 29'
Chris Mattina (2/2) 67', 74'
Cards: Maclean Jones   49'
Report Try: Sam Malcolm (2) 13', 21'
Con: Sam Malcolm (1/2) 14'
Pen: Sam Malcolm (4/5) 38', 57', 61', 69'
Drop: Sam Malcolm (1/1) 77'
Cards: Lucas Rumball   18'
Noel Reid   28'
James O'Neill   65'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Marquise Goodwin (USAR)

Assistants: Andrew Futerman (USAR) & Shawn Bastic (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Sam Malcolm (Toronto Arrows)

March 11 San Diego Legion 22–0 Dallas Jackals Snapdragon Stadium  
17:00 PST Try: Tupou Afungia 7'
Sama Malolo 20'
Tomas Aoake 63'
Con: Automatic conversion 7'
Will Hooley (1/2) 64'
Pen: Will Hooley (1/1) 57'
Report Pen: Marcus Moroni (0/1) Referee: Paulo Duarte (FPR)

Assistants: Benjamin Lebeaupin (USAR) & Will Nelson (USAR)

TMO: Austin Reed (USAR)

Man of the Match:

March 11 Seattle Seawolves 24–12 Houston SaberCats Starfire Stadium  
19:30 PST Try: Peter Malcolm 12'
Riekert Hattingh 47'
Con: AJ Alatimu (1/2) 13'
Pen: AJ Alatimu (4/4) 20', 29', 55', 63'
Report Try: Robb Cobb 9'
Gideon van Wyk 40+3'
Con: Davey Coetzer (1/2) 10'
Pen: Gerrie Labuschagné (0/1)
Cards: Siaosi Mahoni   29'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Cisco Lopez (USAR)

Assistants: Brad Schwalger (RC) & Clint Lemkus (RC)

TMO: Austin Reed (USAR)

Man of the Match: Rhyno Herbst (Seattle Seawolves)

March 12 (1 BP) New Orleans Gold 31–5 Rugby New York The Gold Mine  
14:00 EDT Try: Rodney Iona (2) 29', 41'
Luke Campbell 45'
Jordan Trainor 52'
Con: Rodney Iona (4/4) 30', 42', 46', 53'
Pen: Rodney Iona (1/2) 73'
Report Try: Faʻasui Fuatai 59'
Con: Sam Windsor (0/1)
Cards: Brendon O'Connor   26'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Federico Anselmi (UAR)

Assistants: Allen Alongi (USAR) & Rob Halcomb (USAR)

TMO: Austin Reed (USAR)

Man of the Match: Rodney Iona (New Orleans Gold)

Bye/s: Rugby ATL, Utah Warriors

Week 5 (March 18–19) edit


March 18 (1 BP) New Orleans Gold 37–14 Utah Warriors The Gold Mine  
14:00 CDT Try: Jack Webster 7'
Cael Hodgson 19'
Pat O'Toole 36'
Luke Campbell 39'
Malcolm May 71'
JP du Plessis 79'
Con: Rodney Iona (1/5) 40'
Reece Botha (1/1) 80'
Pen: Rodney Iona (1/1) 25'
Report Try: Lance Williams 50'
Mika Kruse 74'
Con: Joel Hodgson (1/1) 51'
Automatic conversion 74'
Cards: Ratu Veremalua Vugakoto   53'
Zion Going   77'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Scott Green (USAR)

Assistants: Allen Alongi (USAR) & Rob Halcomb (USAR)

TMO: Luke Rogan (USAR)

Man of the Match: Malcolm May (New Orleans Gold)

March 18 Rugby ATL 10–35 San Diego Legion (1 BP) Silverbacks Park  
18:00 EDT Try: Vili Helu 17'
Alex Maughan 47'
Con: Kurt Coleman (0/2)
Report Try: Tomas Aoake 8'
Richard Judd (2) 27', 79'
Dan Pryor 52'
Nathan Sylvia 76'
Con: Will Hooley (2/3) 9', 53'
Josh Henderson (0/2)
Pen: Will Hooley (2/2) 21', 40+3'
Cards: Isaac Ross   46'
Referee: Federico Anselmi (UAR)

Assistants: Cisco Lopez (USAR) & Dave Edwards (USAR)

TMO: Kahlil Harrison (USAR)

Man of the Match: Richard Judd (San Diego Legion)

March 18 Chicago Hounds 24–22 Dallas Jackals (2 BP) SeatGeek Stadium  
18:00 CDT Try: Mark O'Keeffe 15'
Julián Domínguez (2) 20', 57'
Con: Luke Carty (0/3)
Pen: Luke Carty (2/2) 46', 52'
Chris Mattina (1/1) 77'
Cards: Michael de Waal   29'
Report Try: Marcos Moroni 1'
Tomás Baravalle 30'
Jerónimo Gómez Vara 64'
Connor Robinson 68'
Con: Adriaan Carelse (1/3) 65;
Marcos Moroni (0/1)
Referee: Kat Roche (USAR)

Assistants: Niall Little (USAR) & Shawn Bastic (USAR)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Chris Mattina (Chicago Hounds)

1st annual "Dog Bowl" match winners: Chicago Hounds (1–0)

March 18 (1 BP) Old Glory DC 29–3 Toronto Arrows Segra Field  
19:00 EDT Try: Nic Souchon 14'
Marcos Young 44'
William Talataina 50'
Danny Tusitala 73'
Con: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (3/4) 15', 51', 74'
Pen: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (1/2) 36'
Report Pen: Sam Malcolm (1/1) 3'
Cards: Mitch Eadie   35'
Kobe Faust   68'
Referee: Chris Assmus (RC)

Assistants: Craig Sakowski (USAR) & Ian Seaton (USAR)

TMO: Austin Reed (USAR)

Man of the Match: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (Old Glory DC)

March 19 Rugby New York 18–33 New England Free Jacks (1 BP) Mount Vernon Memorial Stadium  
15:00 EDT Try: Quinn Ngawati 40+2'
Kara Pryor 46'
Con: Sam Windsor (1/2) 47'
Pen: Sam Windsor (2/2) 17', 38'
Cards: Kara Pryor   12'
Report Try: Cam Davidowicz 22'
Paula Balekana (2) 28', 42'
Wayne van der Bank 57'
Con: Jayson Potroz (2/4) 29', 58'
Pen: Jayson Potroz (3/4) 61', 66', 80'
Attendance: 1,081
Referee: Jack Gohl (USAR)

Assistants: Lex Weiner (USAR) & Marty Steffens (USAR)

TMO: Miles McIvor (USAR)

Man of the Match: Jayson Potroz (New England Free Jacks)

Bye/s: Houston SaberCats, Seattle Seawolves

Week 6 (March 25–26) edit


March 25 (1 BP) Old Glory DC 17–20 New Orleans Gold Segra Field  
15:00 EDT Try: William Talataina 61'
Con: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (0/1)
Pen: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (4/4) 3', 9', 23', 36'
Report Try: JP du Plessis 20'
Jordan Trainor 64'
Con: Rodney Iona (2/2) 21', 65'
Pen: Rodney Iona (2/2) 38', 72'
Drop: Jordan Trainor (0/1)
Referee: Damián Schneider (UAR)

Assistants: Aaron Davis (USAR) & Ian Seaton (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Rodney Iona (New Orleans Gold)

March 25 New England Free Jacks 10–9 Dallas Jackals (1 BP) Veterans Memorial Stadium  
16:30 EDT Try: Wian Conradie 23'
Con: Jayson Potroz (1/1) 24'
Pen: Jayson Potroz (1/1) 17'
Cards: Reece MacDonald   40'
Report Pen: Martín Elías (3/4) 12', 40+3', 52' Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Robin Kaluzniak (RC)

Assistants: Jarrod Ford (USAR) & Mike Rudzinsky (USAR)

TMO: Austin Reed (USAR)

Man of the Match: Reece MacDonald (New England Free Jacks)

March 25 (1 BP) Utah Warriors 47–19 Toronto Arrows Zions Bank Stadium  
14:30 MDT Try: Joseph Mano (3) 39', 46', 68'
Paul Lasike 64'
Mika Kruse 71'
Onehunga Havili 73'
Caleb Makene 79'
Con: Joel Hodgson (3/7) 47', 65', 74'
Pen: Joel Hodgson (2/4) 9', 58'
Cards: Thomas Tu’avao   36'
Report Try: Lolani Faleiva 15'
Gene Syminton 37'
Ross Braude 62'
Con: Sam Malcolm (2/3) 38', 63'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Cam Stone (NZR)

Assistants: Kahlil Harrison (USAR) & Justin Canova (USAR)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Joseph Mano (Utah Warriors)

March 25 (1 BP) Houston SaberCats 40–28 Rugby ATL (1 BP) SaberCats Stadium  
19:00 (CDT) Try: Davey Coetzer (2) 20', 22'
Carlo de Nysschen 28'
Dean Muir 32'
Christian Dyer 37'
Gerrie Labuschagné 75'
Con: Davey Coetzer (5/5) 21', 23', 29', 33', 38'
Drew Wild (0/1)
Drop: Davey Coetzer (0/1)
Report Try: Jordan Brown 40+3'
Te Rangatira Waitokia 49'
Rowan Gouws 65'
Ryan Rees 80'
Con: Duncan van Schalkwyk (1/1) 40+4'
Automatic conversion 49'
Kurt Coleman (2/2) 66', 80+1'
Cards: Martini Talapusi   18'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Luke Rogan (USAR)

Assistants: Jono Cooper (USAR) & Blair McClure (USAR)

TMO: Austin Reed (USAR)

Man of the Match: Davey Coetzer (Houston SaberCats)

March 26 Chicago Hounds 5–27 Seattle Seawolves SeatGeek Stadium  
15:00 CDT Try: Lindsey Stevens 21'
Con: Luke Carty (0/1)
Report Try: Riekert Hattingh 11'
Tavite Lopeti 16'
Lauina Futi 31'
Con: AJ Alatimu (3/3) 12', 17', 32'
Pen: AJ Alatimu (2/2) 3', 24'
Referee: Paulo Duarte (FPR)

Assistants: Shawn Bastic (USAR) & David Zaccaria (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match:

Note: Game called off after the first half was completed due to inclement weather.

Bye/s: Rugby New York, San Diego Legion

Week 7 (March 31–April 2) edit


March 31 Utah Warriors 26–24 New England Free Jacks (1 BP) Zions Bank Stadium  
19:30 MDT Try: Onehunga Havili 17'
Joseph Mano 26'
Mika Kruse 35'
Con: Joel Hodgson (1/3) 18'
Pen: Joel Hodgson (3/3) 4', 59', 76'
Report Try: Wian Conradie 22'
Paula Balekana 29'
Isaac Olson 47'
Con: Jayson Potroz (3/3) 23', 30', 48'
Pen: Jayson Potroz (1/1) 10'
Cards: Conor Keys   34'
Referee: Federico Anselmi (UAR)

Assistants: Kahlil Harrison (USAR) & Kage Green (USAR)

TMO: Luke Rogan (USAR)

Man of the Match: Joel Hodgson (Utah Warriors)

April 1 Dallas Jackals 14–11 Toronto Arrows (1 BP) Choctaw Stadium  
19:00 CDT Try: Sam Golla 20'
Dewald Kotze 58'
Con: Automatic conversion 20'
Martín Elías (1/1) 59'
Pen: Martín Elías (0/1)
Report Try: Ross Braude 48'
Con: Sam Malcolm (0/1)
Pen: Sam Malcolm (2/2) 18', 33'
Referee: Mike Lash (NZR)

Assistants: Cole Jones (USAR) & Andrew Low (USAR)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Sam Golla (Dallas Jackals)

Note: This is the Dallas Jackals' first win in league play.

April 2 Chicago Hounds 21–38 Houston SaberCats (1 BP) SeatGeek Stadium  
13:00 CDT Try: Mason Koch 48'
Mark O'Keeffe 65'
Sean Yacoubian 80'
Con: Chris Mattina (3/3) 49', 66', 80+1'
Report Try: Siaosi Mahoni 15'
Dom Akina 30'
Drew Wild 35'
Dean Muir 54'
Malon Al-Jiboori 63'
Davey Coetzer 73'
Con: Davey Coetzer (4/6) 31', 36', 64', 74'
Cards: Dean Muir   28'
Asa Carter   79'
Referee: Scott Green (USAR)

Assistants: Shawn Bastic (USAR) & David Zaccaria (USAR)

TMO: Luke Rogan (USAR)

Man of the Match: Carlo de Nysschen (Houston SaberCats)

April 2 (2 BP) New Orleans Gold 35–36 Seattle Seawolves (1 BP) The Gold Mine  
14:00 CDT Try: Dougie Fife 15'
JP du Plessis 26'
Tom Florence 32'
Penalty try 43'
Luke Campbell 77'
Con: Rodney Iona (4/4) 16', 27', 33', 78'
Automatic conversion 43'
Pen: Rodney Iona (0/2)
Report Try: Conner Mooneyham (2) 1', 57'
Dan Kriel 50'
Mason Pedersen 61'
Jake Turnbull 69'
Con: AJ Alatimu (2/2) 2', 51'
Jordan Chait (2/3) 58', 70'
Pen: AJ Alatimu (1/1) 14'
Cards: Duncan Matthews   43'
Referee: Cam Stone (NZR)

Assistants: Allen Alongi (USAR) & Rob Halcomb (USAR)

TMO: Austin Reed (USAR)

Man of the Match: Conner Mooneyham (Seattle Seawolves)

April 2 (1 BP) Rugby New York 31–20 Rugby ATL Mount Vernon Memorial Stadium  
15:00 EDT Try: Ed Fidow 19'
Kara Pryor 41'
Quinn Ngawati 59'
Andrew Coe 73'
Jason Emery 80'
Con: Jack Heighton (3/5) 20', 42', 74'
Pen: Jack Heighton (0/1)
Cards: Andrew Coe   23'
Kaleb Geiger   77'
Report Try: Jason Damm 24'
Jack Shaw 54'
Ryan Rees 78'
Con: Duncan van Schalkwyk (1/2) 25'
Rewita Biddle (0/1)
Pen: Duncan van Schalkwyk (1/1) 34'
Referee: Paulo Duarte (FPR)

Assistants: Miles McIvor (USAR) & Marty Steffens (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Jack Heighton (Rugby New York)

April 2 (1 BP) San Diego Legion 48–26 Old Glory DC (1 BP) Snapdragon Stadium  
13:00 PDT Try: Tomas Aoake 12'
Mike Te'o (2) 28', 45'
Blair Cowan 48'
Ma'a Nonu 66'
Christian Poidevin 78'
Nate Augspurger 80+1'
Con: Will Hooley (3/4) 13', 46', 67'
Automatic conversion 28'
Mike Te'o (0/1)
Nate Augspurger (1/1) 80+2'
Pen: Will Hooley (1/1) 39'
Cards: Ma'a Nonu   16'
Report Try: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla 10'
Mike Dabulas 23'
Peni Lasaqa 68'
John LeFevre 70'
Con: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (2/3) 11', 71'
Automatic conversion 68'
Referee: Jack Gohl (USAR)

Assistants: Jacob Gonzalez (USAR) & Will Nelson (USAR)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Mike Te'o (San Diego Legion)

Week 8 (April 8) edit


April 8 (1 BP) New England Free Jacks 31–19 Chicago Hounds Veterans Memorial Stadium  
14:00 EDT Try: John Poland 10'
Mitch Jacobson 22'
Le Roux Malan 58'
Foster DeWitt 67'
Paula Balekana 75'
Con: Reece MacDonald (2/4) 59', 68'
Automatic conversion 22'
Report Try: JP Eloff 35'
Luke White 49'
Hugh Roach 73'
Con: Chris Mattina (2/3) 36', 50'
Cards: Chris Mattina   60'
Attendance: 2,807
Referee: Damián Schneider (UAR)

Assistants: Amelia Luciano (USAR) & Mike Rudzinsky (USAR)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Reece MacDonald (New England Free Jacks)

April 8 (2 BP) Toronto Arrows 27–29 Rugby New York (1 BP) York Lions Stadium  
16:00 EDT Try: D'Shawn Bowen (3) 13', 32', 47'
Lucas Rumball 53'
Con: Sam Malcolm (1/3) 14'
Automatic conversion 32'
Pen: Sam Malcolm (1/1) 23'
Report Try: Teihorangi Walden 9'
Andrew Coe 18'
Faʻasui Fuatai 39'
Nick Feakes 44'
Con: Automatic conversion 9'
Jack Heighton (1/1) 19'
Sam Windsor (1/2) 40'
Pen: Jack Heighton (1/1) 3'
Cards: Faʻasui Fuatai   50'
Referee: Robin Kaluzniak (RC)

Assistants: Michael Jones (RC) & Peter Pender (RC)

TMO: Andrew Hosie (RC)

Man of the Match: D'Shawn Bowen (Toronto Arrows)

April 8 (1 BP) Rugby ATL 35–27 Old Glory DC (1 BP) Silverbacks Park  
18:00 EDT Try: Rewita Biddle 4'
Te Rangatira Waitokia (2) 28', 43'
Alex Maughan 58'
Con: Duncan van Schalkwyk (2/3) 5'. 29'
Rewita Biddle (1/1) 59'
Pen: Duncan van Schalkwyk (2/2) 11', 14'
Rewita Biddle (1/1) 67'
Cards: Johan Momsen   32'
Rewita Biddle   36'
Te Rangatira Waitokia   72'
Report Try: William Talataina 38'
Danny Tusitala 47'
Marcos Young 50'
Thretton Palamo 79'
Con: Automatic conversion (2) 38', 47'
Gradyn Bowd (0/2)
Pen: Gradyn Bowd (1/1) 56'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Cam Stone (NZR)

Assistants: Dave Edwards (USAR) & Bryan Hall (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Rewita Biddle (Rugby ATL)

April 8 (1 BP) Houston Sabercats 24–30 Utah Warriors SaberCats Stadium  
19:00 CDT Try: Danny Barrett 10'
Axel Zapata 75'
Nick Boyer 78'
Con: Davey Coetzer (3/3) 11', 76', 78'
Pen: Davey Coetzer (1/1) 29'
Cards: Wynand Grassmann   44'
Report Try: Connor McLeod 21'
Caleb Makene 38'
Cliven Loubser 56'
Con: Automatic conversion (2) 21', 56'
Joel Hodgson (1/1) 39'
Pen: Joel Hodgson (3/3) 5', 44', 63'
Cards: Bailey Wilson   27'
Saia Uhila   74'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Mike Lash (NZR)

Assistants: Brian Dusablon (USAR) & Jono Cooper (USAR)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Lance Williams (Utah Warriors)

April 8 (1 BP) Seattle Seawolves 20–23 San Diego Legion Starfire Stadium  
17:00 PDT Try: Charles Elton 46'
Jordan Chait 55'
Con: Automatic conversion 46'
Jordan Chait (1/1) 56'
Pen: Jordan Chait (2/2) 17', 59'
Report Try: Tevita Tameilau 37'
Nate Augspurger (2) 60', 64'
Con: Will Hooley (1/3) 61'
Pen: Will Hooley (2/3) 7', 21'
Cards: Ma'a Nonu   16'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Federico Anselmi (UAR)

Assistants: Brad Schwalger (RC) & Saro Turner (RC)

TMO: Austin Reed (USAR)

Man of the Match: Nate Augspurger (San Diego Legion)

Bye/s: Dallas Jackals, New Orleans Gold

Week 9 (April 15–16) edit


April 15 Toronto Arrows 5–80 New England Free Jacks (1 BP) York Lions Stadium  
18:00 EDT Try: Noel Reid 50'
Con: Shane O'Leary (0/1)
Cards: Peter Nelson   5'
Dawson Fatoric   32'
Report Try: Andrew Quattrin (2) 3', 29'
Mitch Jacobson 6'
Penalty try (2) 13', 32'
John Poland 24'
Taniela Filimone 36'
Paula Balekana 39'
Le Roux Malan (2) 47', 66'
Joe Johnston 54'
Cam Davidowicz 71'
Con: Jayson Potroz (8/10) 4', 7', 25', 30', 40', 55', 67', 72'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Paulo Duarte (FPR)

Assistants: Michael Jones (RC) & Peter Pender (RC)

TMO: Andrew Hosie (RC)

Man of the Match: John Poland (New England Free Jacks)

April 15 (1 BP) Houston SaberCats 33–21 Dallas Jackals SaberCats Stadium  
19:00 CDT Try: Carlo de Nysschen 9'
Gideon van Wyk 21'
Dean Muir 49'
Vereniki Tikoisolomone 68'
Davey Coetzer 77'
Con: Davey Coetzer (4/5) 10', 22', 50', 78'
Drop: Drew Wild (0/1)
Cards: Gideon van Wyk   31'
Report Try: Sam Golla 16'
Adriaan Booysen 27'
Jerónimo Gómez Vara 41'
Con: Martín Elías (2/2) 17', 28'
Automatic conversion 41'
Drop: Alejandro Torres (0/1)
Cards: Conrado Roura   48'
Referee: Damián Schneider (UAR)

Assistants: Justin Hale (USAR) & Blair McClure (USAR)

TMO: Scott Green (USAR)

Man of the Match: Davey Coetzer (Houston SaberCats)

April 15 New Orleans Gold 7–23 Rugby ATL The Gold Mine  
19:00 CDT Try: Pat O'Toole 31'
Con: Rodney Iona (1/1) 32'
Cards: JP du Plessis   23'
Report Try: Will Leonard 10'
Alex Maughan 35'
Con: Duncan van Schalkwyk (2/2) 11', 36'
Pen: Duncan van Schalkwyk (2/2) 25', 51'
Kurt Coleman (1/1) 62'
Referee: Luke Rogan (USAR)

Assistants: Allen Alongi (USAR) & Brian Dusablon (USAR)

TMO: Mike Lash (NZR)

Man of the Match: Johan Momsen (Rugby ATL)

April 15 (1 BP) Utah Warriors 41–35 Seattle Seawolves (2 BP) Zions Bank Stadium  
19:30 MDT Try: Thomas Tu’avao 1'
Mika Kruse 26'
Joel Hodgson 38'
Joseph Mano 49'
Cliven Loubser 65'
Lance Williams 73'
Con: Automatic conversion (2) 1', 38'
Joel Hodgson (2/4) 27', 50'
Pen: Joel Hodgson (1/1) 58'
Cards: Saia Uhila   10'
Joseph Mano   11'
Report Try: Penalty try 10'
Duncan Matthews 22'
Lauina Futi 42'
Conner Mooneyham 51'
Jake Turnbull 79'
Con: AJ Alatimu (3/3) 23', 43', 52'
Adriaan Carelse (1/1) 79'
Referee: Chris Assmus (RC)

Assistants: Kahlil Harrison (USAR) & Kage Green (USAR)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Joel Hodgson (Utah Warriors)

April 16 (1 BP) Old Glory DC 42–31 Rugby New York (1 BP) Segra Field  
15:00 EDT Try: William Talataina (2) 17', 67'
Lautaro Bavaro {2) 24', 62'
Junior Sa'u 48'
Jamason Faʻanana-Schultz 59'
Con: Gradyn Bowd (2/5) 25', 63'
Automatic conversion 67'
Pen: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (2/2) 77', 79'
Cards: Alejo Daireaux   80'
Report Try: Dylan Fawsitt 3'
Andrew Coe 20'
Hamish Dalzell 36'
Kara Pryor 64'
Con: Jason Emery (4/4) 4', 21', 37', 65'
Pen: Jason Emery (1/1) 13'
Referee: Federico Anselmi (UAR)

Assistants: Aaron Davis (USAR) & Craig Sakowski (USAR)

TMO: Mike Lash (NZR)

Man of the Match: Danny Tusitala (Old Glory DC)

April 16 (1 BP) San Diego Legion 48–24 Chicago Hounds (1 BP) Snapdragon Stadium  
13:00 PDT Try: Mike Te'o 4'
Nate Augspurger 24'
Dan Pryor 40'
Ma'a Nonu 48'
Thomas Morani (2) 60', 68'
Tupou Afungia 69'
Chris Baumann 80'
Con: Josh Henderson (2/4) 25', 49'
Will Hooley (2/4) 70', 80+1'
Report Try: Bill Meakes 14'
Hugh Roach 32'
Mark O'Keeffe 46'
Michael de Waal 63'
Con: Chris Mattina (1/3) 33'
Automatic conversion 63'
Attendance: 3,200
Referee: Cam Stone (NZR)

Assistants: Marquise Goodwin (USAR) & Alexis Alfaro (USAR)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Nate Augspurger (San Diego Legion)

Week 10 (April 22–23) edit


April 22 New England Free Jacks 23–13 Rugby ATL Veterans Memorial Stadium  
15:00 EDT Try: Le Roux Malan 37'
Spencer Jones 52'
Paula Balekana 68'
Con: Jayson Potroz (1/3) 69'
Pen: Jayson Potroz (2/3) 59', 64'
Cards: Jesse Parete   9'   33'
Report Try: Alex Maughan 10'
Rewita Biddle 31'
Con: Duncan van Schalkwyk (0/1)
Kurt Coleman (0/1)
Pen: Kurt Coleman (1/1) 25'
Cards: Alex Maughan   63'
Referee: Scott Green (USAR)

Assistants: Amelia Luciano (USAR) & Mike Rudzinsky (USAR)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Le Roux Malan <smal>(New England Free Jacks)

April 22 (1 BP) Old Glory DC 36–22 Utah Warriors (1 BP) Segra Field  
15:00 EDT Try: Peni Lasaqa 4'
Nic Souchon 11'
Penalty try 21'
William Talataina 73'
Quentin Newcomer 75'
Con: Gradyn Bowd (3/4) 5', 12', 74'
Automatic conversion 21'
Pen: Gradyn Bowd (1/1) 33'
Cards: Kyle Baillie   29'
Report Try: Lance Williams (2) 17', 35'
Mika Kruse 29'
Ratu Veremalua Vugakoto 69'
Con: Joel Hodgson (1/3) 36'
Caleb Makene (0/1)
Cards: Joel Hodgson   21'
Referee: Cam Stone (NZR)

Assistants: Ian Seaton (USAR) & Aaron Davis (USAR)

TMO: Chris Assmus (RC)

Man of the Match: Gradyn Bowd (Old Glory DC)

April 22 (1 BP) Dallas Jackals 38–47 San Diego Legion (1 BP) Choctaw Stadium  
19:00 CDT Try: Conrado Roura 13'
Tomás Malanos (2) 31', 38'
Adriaan Booysen 58'
Jerónimo Gómez Vara 73'
Campbell Johnstone 78'
Con: Martín Elías (2/4) 32', 79'
Automatic conversion (2) 38', 73'
Cards: Liam Murray   22'
Alejandro Torres   54'
Juan Pablo Zeiss   67'
Report Try: Isaac Ross 8'
Tomas Aoake 27'
Sean McNulty 33'
Tiaan Loots (2) 45', 80'
Tevita Tameilau 48'
Penalty try 54'
Con: Will Hooley (5/6) 28', 34', 46', 49', 80+1'
Cards: Jale Vakaloloma   57'
Filimona Waqainabete   77'
Referee: Kahlil Harrison (USAR)

Assistants: Cole Jones (USAR) & Justin Hale (USAR)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Tiaan Loots (San Diego Legion)

April 23 (1 BP) Chicago Hounds 24–37 New Orleans Gold (1 BP) SeatGeek Stadium  
13:00 CDT Try: Michael Baska 29'
Mason Koch 60'
Matai Leuta 66'
Charlie Abel 78'
Con: Chris Mattina (1/2) 30'
Luke Carty (1/2) 79'
Report Try: Luke Campbell 5'
Pat O'Toole 23'
Ross Depperschmidt 26'
JP du Plessis 32'
Con: Rodney Iona (4/4) 6', 24', 27', 33'
Pen: Rodney Iona (2/2) 10', 49'
Damian Stevens (1/1) 76'
Cards: Rodney Iona   60'
Referee: Kat Roche (USAR)

Assistants: Shawn Bastic (USAR) & Andrew Dunn (USAR)

TMO: Greg Gilliam (USAR)

Man of the Match: JP du Plessis (New Orleans Gold)

April 23 (2 BP) Rugby New York 27–34 Houston SaberCats (1 BP) Mount Vernon Memorial Stadium  
14:30 EDT Try: Conor McManus 3'
Brooklyn Hardaker 52'
Andrew Coe 63'
Nick Feakes 80+1'
Con: Sam Windsor (1/2) 80+2'
Jason Emery (1/2) 53'
Pen: Sam Windsor (1/1) 21'
Report Try: Davey Coetzer 24'
Carlo de Nysschen 32'
Vereniki Tikoisolomone 35'
Dean Muir 40+2'
Christian Dyer 72'
Con: Davey Coetzer (3/5) 33', 40+3', 73'
Pen: Davey Coetzer (1/1) 67'
Drop: Davey Coetzer (0/1)
Cards: Siaosi Mahoni   21'
Referee: Mike Lash (NZR)

Assistants: Paulo Duarte (FPR) & Miles McIvor (USAR)

TMO: Chris Assmus (RC)

Man of the Match:

April 23 Toronto Arrows 27–36 Seattle Seawolves (1 BP) York Lions Stadium  
16:00 EDT Try: Ross Braude (2) 22', 40'
Penalty try 80+1'
Con: Shane O'Leary (1/1) 23'
Automatic conversion 40'
Pen: Shane O'Leary (2/3) 14', 20'
Cards: Kobe Faust   48'
Report Try: Martin Iosefo 3'
James Malcolm 26'
Riekert Hattingh (2) 42', 68'
Ronan Foley 72'
Con: AJ Alatimu (4/5) 4', 27', 69', 73'
Pen: AJ Alatimu (1/2) 62'
Cards: Isaia Lotawa   80+1'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Luke Rogan (USAR)

Assistants: Peter Pender (RC) & Clint Lemkus (RC)

TMO: Andrew Hosie (RC)

Man of the Match:

Week 11 (April 28–30) edit


April 28 (1 BP) Seattle Seawolves 61–19 Dallas Jackals Starfire Stadium  
19:00 PDT Try: Dan Kriel (2) 6', 40'
Riekert Hattingh (3) 11', 32', 37'
Peter Malcolm 18'
Adriaan Carelse 47'
Ben Landry 59'
Andrew Durutalo 67'
Con: Jordan Chait (8/9) 7', 12', 33', 38', 40+1', 48', 60', 68'
Cards: Jake Turnbull   41'
Report Try: Marcos Moroni 8'
Adriaan Booysen 61'
Tomás Malanos 78'
Con: Martín Elías (2/3) 98', 62'
Cards: Lucas Bur   55'
Jerónimo Gómez Vara   57'
Referee: Cisco Lopez (USAR)

Assistants: Brad Schwalger (RC) & Saro Turner (RC)

TMO: Mike Lash (NZR)

Man of the Match: Dan Kriel (Seattle Seawolves)

April 30 (1 BP) New Orleans Gold 40–24 Toronto Arrows The Gold Mine  
14:00 CDT Try: JP du Plessis 7'
Eric Howard 11'
Jordan Jackson-Hope 50'
Matt Harmon 61'
Harley Wheeler 67'
Maciu Koroi 71'
Con: Automatic conversion (2) 7', 50'
Rodney Iona (2/3) 12', 62'
Damian Stevens (1/1) 72'
Report Try: Mitch Richardson 18'
Lolani Faleiva 43'
Ramón Ayarza 80+1'
Con: Automatic conversion 18'
Shane O'Leary (2/2) 44', 80+2'
Pen: Shane O'Leary (1/2) 33'
Referee: Paulo Duarte (FPR)

Assistants: Allen Alongi (USAR) & Rob Halcomb (USAR)

TMO: Scott Green (USAR)

Man of the Match: Jordan Jackson-Hope (New Orleans Gold)

April 30 New England Free Jacks 8–0 Rugby New York Veterans Memorial Stadium  
15:00 EDT Try: Paula Balekana 6'
Con: Jayson Potroz (0/1)
Pen: Jayson Potroz (1/3) 39'
Cards: Reece MacDonald   69'
Report Referee: Chris Assmus (RC)

Assistants: Amelia Luciano (USAR) & Jarrod Ford (USAR)

TMO: Mike Lash (NZR)

Man of the Match: Jayson Potroz (New England Free Jacks)

April 30 (1 BP) San Diego Legion 29–16 Houston Sabercats Snapdragon Stadium  
13:00 PDT Try: Marcel Brache 10'
Mike Te'o 30'
Nathan Sylvia 70'
Will Hooley 80'
Con: Automatic conversion 10'
Josh Henderson (1/1) 31'
Will Hooley (1/2) 71'
Pen: Josh Henderson (1/1) 29'
Cards: Sama Malolo   40'
Report Try: Joe Taufeteʻe 13'
Con: Davey Coetzer (1/1) 14'
Pen: Davey Coetzer (3/3) 8', 34', 40+3'
Referee: Federico Anselmi (UAR)

Assistants: Austin Reed (USAR) & Jacob Gonzalez (USAR)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Richard Judd (San Diego Legion)

Bye/s: Chicago Hounds, Old Glory DC, Rugby ATL, Utah Warriors

Week 12 (May 6–7) edit


May 6 Rugby ATL 27–12 Chicago Hounds Silverbacks Park  
18:00 EDT Try: Jack Shaw 20'
Te Rangatira Waitokia 36'
Penalty try 73'
Con: Kurt Coleman (1/1) 21'
Duncan van Schalkwyk (1/1) 37'
Pen: Kurt Coleman (1/1) 7'
Duncan van Schalkwyk (1/1) 53'
Report Try: Mason Koch 26'
John Cullen 40+1'
Con: Luke Carty (1/2) 27'
Cards: Charlie Abel   71'
Michael de Waal   73'
Referee: Federico Anselmi (UAR)

Assistants: Cisco Lopez (USAR) & Dave Edwards (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Rewita Biddle (Rugby ATL)

May 6 (1 BP) Dallas Jackals 3–7 Old Glory DC Choctaw Stadium  
19:00 CDT Con: Martín Elías (1/1) 4' Report Try: William Talataina 40'
Con: Gradyn Bowd (1/1) 40+1'
Cards: Langilangi Haupeakui   28'
Referee: Luke Rogan (USAR)

Assistants: Andrew Low (USAR) & Cole Jones (USAR)

TMO: Scott Green (USAR)

Man of the Match:

Note: Game called off after the first half was completed due to inclement weather.

May 6 Utah Warriors 16–26 San Diego Legion Zions Bank Stadium  
19:30 MDT Try: Logan Tago 7'
Caleb Makene 36'
Con: Joel Hodgson (0/2)
Pen: Joel Hodgson (2/2) 46', 62'
Report Try: Matías Freyre 42'
Michael Smith 76'
Con: Luke Burton (1/1) 43'
Automatic conversion 76'
Pen: Luke Burton (3/4) 12', 33', 54'
Will Hooley (1/1) 64'
Cards: Ma'a Nonu   8'
Ben Grant   19'
Mike Te'o   35'
Referee: Joe James (RFU)

Assistants: Brad Schwalger (RC) & Kage Green (USAR)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Luke Burton (San Diego Legion)

May 7 (1 BP) Rugby New York 54–19 New Orleans Gold Mount Vernon Memorial Stadium  
15:00 EDT Try: Andrew Coe (2) 9', 44'
Jason Emery (2) 21', 41'
Ed Fidow 28'
Faʻasui Fuatai 30'
Connor Buckley 33'
Dylan Fawsitt 40+1'
Con: Jason Emery (7/8) 10', 21', 29', 34', 40+2', 42', 46'
Report Try: JP du Plessis (2) 5', 56'
Cam Dolan 48'
Con: Jordan Jackson-Hope (2/3) 6', 49'
Attendance: 1,460
Referee: Mike Lash (NZR)

Assistants: Lex Weiner (USAR) & Miles McIvor (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Jason Emery (Rugby New York}

Bye/s: Houston Sabercats, New England Free Jacks, Seattle Seawolves, Toronto Arrows

Week 13 (May 12–14) edit


May 12 (1 BP) Toronto Arrows 34–34 Rugby ATL (1 BP) York Lions Stadium  
19:00 EDT Try: Avery Oitomen 33'
Mitch Richardson 48'
Ross Braude 62'
D'Shawn Bowen 68'
Con: Shane O'Leary (2/2) 34', 63'
Automatic conversion (2) 48', 69'
Pen: Shane O'Leary (2/2) 38', 77'
Cards: Isaac Salmon   66'
Report Try: Matt Heaton 3'
Alex Maughan 15'
Jack Shaw 51'
Rewita Biddle 54'
Con: Duncan van Schalkwyk (2/2) 4', 16'
Martini Talapusi (2/2) 52', 55'
Pen: Duncan van Schalkwyk (1/1) 7'
Martini Talapusi (1/1) 66'
Attendance: 900
Referee: Joe James (RFU)

Assistants: Peter Pender (RC) & Clint Lemkus (RC)

TMO: Andrew Hosie (RC)

Man of the Match: Mitch Richardson (Toronto Arrows)

May 13 (1 BP) Dallas Jackals 26–36 Utah Warriors (1 BP) Choctaw Stadium  
17:00 CDT Try: Nicolás Revol 27'
Marcos Moroni 33'
Juan Pablo Zeiss (2) 44', 68'
Con: Martín Elías (3/4) 28', 34', 69'
Cards: Alejandro Torres   53'
Jerónimo Gómez Vara   72'
Report Try: Connor McLeod (3) 6', 8', 19'
Joseph Mano (2) 10', 55'
Con: Automatic conversion (2) 6', 8'
Joel Hodgson (2/3) 11', 20'
Pen: Joel Hodgson (1/2) 42'
Cards: Thomas Tu’avao   22'
Referee: Robin Kaluzniak (RC)

Assistants: Andrew Low (USAR) & Justin Hale (USAR)

TMO: Greg Gilliam (USAR)

Man of the Match: Connor McLeod (Utah Warriors)

May 13 New Orleans Gold 12–26 San Diego Legion (1 BP) The Gold Mine  
17:00 CDT Try: Aaron Matthews 31'
Malcolm May 45'
Con: Reece Botha (1/2) 32'
Pen: Reece Botha (0/2)
Report Try: Tiaan Loots 24'
Michael Smith 37'
Dan Pryor 56'
Thomas Morani 77'
Con: Josh Henderson (2/2) 25', 38'
Will Hooley (1/2) 78'
Cards: Dan Pryor   29'
Sama Malolo   73'
Referee: Scott Green (USAR)

Assistants: Allen Alongi (USAR) & Rob Halcomb (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Michael Smith (San Diego Legion)

May 13 Houston Sabercats 17–34 Seattle Seawolves (1 BP) SaberCats Stadium  
19:00 CDT Try: Joe Taufeteʻe 13'
Louritz van der Schyff 23'
Christian Dyer 48'
Con: Davey Coetzer (1/3) 24'
Pen: Gerrie Labuschagné (0/1)
Drop: Gerrie Labuschagné (0/1)
Report Try: Samu Manoa 50'
Lauina Futi (3) 58', 65', 78'
Martin Iosefo 60'
Con: AJ Alatimu (3/5) 51', 59', 61'
Pen: AJ Alatimu (1/1) 6'
Cards: Mason Pedersen   46'
Referee: Mike Lash (NZR)

Assistants: Jono Cooper (USAR) & Brian Dusablon (USAR)

TMO: Austin Reed (USAR)

Man of the Match: Lauina Futi (Seattle Seawolves)

May 14 (1 BP) Old Glory DC 24–42 New England Free Jacks (1 BP) Segra Field  
13:30 EDT Try: Jamason Faʻanana-Schultz 16'
Nic Souchon 51'
Collin Grosse 57'
Owen Sheehy 70'
Con: Gradyn Bowd (2/4) 17', 58'
Report Try: Mills Sanerivi 4'
John Poland 19'
Wian Conradie (2) 24', 46'
Reece MacDonald 32'
Holden Yungert 77'
Con: Jayson Potroz (6/6) 5', 20', 25', 33', 47', 78'
Cards: Mitch Wilson   50'
Attendance: *
Referee: Federico Anselmi (UAR)

Assistants: Aaron Davis (USAR) & Ian Seaton (USAR)

TMO: Greg Gilliam (USAR)

Man of the Match: Wian Conradie (New England Free Jacks)

May 14 (1 BP) Chicago Hounds 20–21 Rugby New York SeatGeek Stadium  
13:00 CDT Try: Penalty try 20'
Julián Domínguez 49'
Con: Luke Carty (1/1) 50'
Pen: Luke Carty (2/3) 34', 45'
Report Try: Dylan Fawsitt 13'
Andrew Coe 60'
Benjamín Bonasso 76'
Con: Jason Emery (1/1) 14'
Sam Windsor (2/2) 61', 77'
Cards: Nick Feakes   20'
Referee: Derek Summers (USAR)

Assistants: David Zaccaria (USAR) & Andrew Dunn (USAR)

TMO: Kahlil Harrison (USAR)

Man of the Match: Sam Windsor (Rugby New York)

Week 14 (May 18–21) edit


May 18 (1 BP) Toronto Arrows 29–29 Old Glory DC (1 BP) York Lions Stadium  
19:00 EDT Try: Ciaran Breen 17'
Ross Braude 40+1'
Liam Bowman 70'
D'Shawn Bowen 79'
Con: Shane O'Leary (2/2) 18', 40+1'
Peter Nelson (1/2) 71'
Pen: Shane O'Leary (1/2) 49'
Cards: James O'Neill   53'
Report Try: Jamason Faʻanana-Schultz 2'
Peni Lasaqa 18'
Joaquín Díaz Bonilla 54'
Marcos Young 65'
John LeFevre 75'
Con: Gradyn Bowd (1/3) 3'
Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (0/1)
Automatic conversion 75'
Referee: Mike Lash (NZR)

Assistants: Peter Pender (RC) & Clint Lemkus (RC)

TMO: Greg Gilliam (USAR)

Man of the Match: Ross Braude (Toronto Arrows)

May 20 Rugby ATL 19–27 Dallas Jackals (1 BP) Silverbacks Park  
12:00 EDT Try: Te Rangatira Waitokia (2) 31', 45'
Martini Talapusi 79'
Con: Kurt Coleman (1/3) 32'
Automatic conversion 79'
Report Try: Dewald Kotze (2) 35', 68'
Sam Golla 60'
Tomás Malanos 77'
Con: Martín Elías (1/3)
Automatic conversion 77'
Pen: Martín Elías (0/1)
Drop: Martín Elías (1/1) 40'
Referee: Chris Assmus (RC)

Assistants: Cisco Lopez (USAR) & Dave Edwards (USAR)

TMO: Greg Gilliam (USAR)

Man of the Match: Dewald Kotze (Dallas Jackals)

May 20 (1 BP) Utah Warriors 34–28 Houston Sabercats (2 BP) Zions Bank Stadium  
19:30 MDT Try: Connor McLeod 17'
Joel Hodgson 36'
Joseph Mano 40'
Mika Kruse 42'
Con: Joel Hodgson (1/4) 18'
Pen: Joel Hodgson (2/2) 13', 32'
Caleb Makene (2/3) 61', 78'
Cards: John DuPree   71'
Report Try: Gideon van Wyk (3) 14', 27', 51'
Zachary Pangelinan 80'
Con: Davey Coetzer (1/2) 28'
Drew Wild (0/2)
Pen: Davey Coetzer (1/1) 4'
Drew Wild (1/1) 34'
Attendance: 4,500[6]
Referee: Federico Anselmi (UAR)

Assistants: Kahlil Harrison (USAR) & Justin Canova (USAR)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Joseph Mano (Utah Warriors)

May 20 (1 BP) Seattle Seawolves 35–13 Chicago Hounds Starfire Stadium  
19:30 PDT Try: Juan-Philip Smith 10'
Martin Iosefo 23'
James Malcolm 37'
Ronan Foley 44'
Jake Turnbull 57'
Con: AJ Alatimu (5/5) 11', 24', 38', 45', 58'
Report Try: Maclean Jones 71'
Con: Automatic conversion 71'
Pen: Luke Carty (2/2) 6', 20'
Cards: George Thornton   54'
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Robin Kaluzniak (RC)

Assistants: Lex Weiner (USAR) & Saro Turner (RC)

TMO: Austin Reed (USAR)

Man of the Match: Juan-Philip Smith (Seattle Seawolves)

May 21 (1 BP) New England Free Jacks 50–3 New Orleans Gold Veterans Memorial Stadium  
15:00 EDT Try: Paula Balekana (2) 9', 19'
Mitch Wilson (2) 12', 52'
Kyle Ciquera 28'
Wayne van der Bank 48'
Wian Conradie 69'
Cam Davidowicz 77'
Con: Jayson Potroz (4/7) 13', 20', 49', 53'
Automatic conversion 77'
Report Pen: Damian Stevens (1/2) 25'
Cards: Sean Paranihi   22'
Attendance: 3,442
Referee: Joe James (RFU)

Assistants: Amelia Luciano (USAR) & Mike Rudzinsky (USAR)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Reece MacDonald (New England Free Jacks)

Bye/s: Rugby New York, San Diego Legion

Week 15 (May 27–28) edit


May 27 (1 BP) New England Free Jacks 57–20 Toronto Arrows Veterans Memorial Stadium  
16:00 EDT Try: Slade McDowall (2) 5', 53'
Kieran McClea 16'
Mills Sanerivi (2) 23', 41'
Tevita Sole 32'
Mitch Wilson 56'
Taniela Filimone 62'
Andrew Quattrin 75'
Con: Jayson Potroz (5/7) 6', 24', 33', 54', 57'
Beaudein Waaka (1/2) 76'
Report Try: Tautalatasi Tasi (2) 40', 50'
Con: Shane O'Leary (2/2) 40', 51'
Pen: Peter Nelson (2/2) 3', 26'
Attendance: 3,364
Referee: Kat Roche (USAR)

Assistants: Amelia Luciano (USAR) & Jarrod Ford (USAR)

TMO: Austin Reed (USAR)

Man of the Match: Slade McDowall (New England Free Jacks)

May 27 Old Glory DC 19–41 Seattle Seawolves (1 BP) Segra Field  
18:00 EDT Try: John Rizzo 12'
William Talataina 73'
Doug Fraser 80+2'
Con: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (2/3) 13', 74'
Pen: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (0/1)
Report Try: Lauina Futi (3) 19', 26', 50'
Adriaan Carelse 40'
Martin Iosefo (2) 56', 76'
Ronan Foley 66'
Con: AJ Alatimu (3/7) 27', 41', 77'
Pen: AJ Alatimu (0/1)
Referee: Luke Rogan (USAR)

Assistants: Aaron Davis (USAR) & Craig Sakowski (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Lauina Futi (Seattle Seawolves)

May 27 (1 BP) Houston Sabercats 40–33 Chicago Hounds (2 BP) SaberCats Stadium  
19:00 CDT Try: Vereniki Tikoisolomone 5'
Joe Taufeteʻe 11'
Dom Akina 15'
Gideon van Wyk (2) 33', 79'
Robbie Povey 37'
Con: Robbie Povey (5/6) 12', 16', 34', 38', 80'
Cards: Christian Dyer   43'
Drew Wild   48'
Emmanuel Albert   73'
Report Try: George Thornton 2'
Luke White 40+3'
Penalty try 43'
Chris Mattina 63'
Matai Leuta 74'
Con: Luke Carty (3/4) 3', 40+4', 64'
Referee: Kahlil Harrison (USAR)

Assistants: Jono Cooper (USAR) & Brian Dusablon (USAR)

TMO: Austin Reed (USAR)

Man of the Match: Robbie Povey (Houston Sabercats)

May 27 (1 BP) Utah Warriors 28–12 Rugby ATL Zions Bank Stadium  
19:30 MDT Try: Joseph Mano 6'
Joel Hodgson 18'
Calvin Whiting 47'
Tomasi Tonga 80'
Con: Caleb Makene (3/3) 7', 19', 48'
Joel Hodgson (1/1) 80+1'
Pen: Caleb Makene (0/1)
Report Try: Jack Shaw 30'
Justin Basson 51'
Con: Chris Hilsenbeck (1/2) 52'
Attendance: 4,560
Referee: Scott Green (USAR)

Assistants: Marquise Goodwin (USAR) & Justin Canova (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Onehunga Havili (Utah Warriors)

May 28 (1 BP) San Diego Legion 36–13 Rugby New York Snapdragon Stadium  
13:00 PDT Try: Mike Te'o 5'
Sama Malolo 33'
Fakaʻosi Pifeleti 39'
Richard Judd (2) 56', 79'
Tomas Aoake 74'
Con: Will Hooley (2/4) 34', 57'
Luke Burton (1/2) 80'
Report Try: Brooklyn Hardaker 47'
Jason Emery 71'
Con: Jason Emery (0/1)
Sam Windsor (0/1)
Pen: Jason Emery (1/2) 23'
Attendance: 8,926
Referee: Joe James (RFU)

Assistants: Jack Gohl (USAR) & Alexis Alfaro (USAR)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Richard Judd (San Diego Legion)

Bye/s: Dallas Jackals, New Orleans Gold

Week 16 (June 2–4) edit


June 2 Rugby ATL 14–35 New England Free Jacks (1 BP) Silverbacks Park  
19:00 EDT Try: Martini Talapusi 23'
Justin Basson 53'
Con: Chris Hilsenbeck (1/1) 24'
Kurt Coleman (1/1) 54'
Pen: Chris Hilsenbeck (0/1)
Cards: Will Leonard   68'
Report Try: Kieran McClea (2) 16', 50'
Paula Balekana 29'
Reece MacDonald 64'
Cam Davidowicz 79'
Con: Jayson Potroz (4/4) 17', 30', 51', 65'
Automatic conversion 79'
Referee: Joe James (RFU)

Assistants: Cisco Lopez (USAR) & Dave Edwards (USAR)

TMO: Mike Lash (NZR)

Man of the Match: Reece MacDonald (New England Free Jacks)

June 3 New Orleans Gold 15–28 Old Glory DC (1 BP) The Gold Mine  
17:00 CDT Try: Reece Botha 3'
Penalty try 70'
Con: Reece Botha (0/1)
Pen: Reece Botha (1/2) 25'
Cards: Sean Paranihi   37'
Report Try: Niko Jones 6'
Peni Lasaqa 12'
Nic Souchon 18'
Kyle Baillie 65'
Marcos Young 71'
Con: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (0/3)
Gradyn Bowd (0/2)
Pen: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (1/2) 38'
Drop: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (0/1)
Cards: Niko Jones   70'
Referee: Federico Anselmi (UAR)

Assistants: Allen Alongi (USAR) & Rob Halcomb (USAR)

TMO: Austin Reed (USAR)

Man of the Match: Kyle Baillie (Old Glory DC)

June 3 (1 BP) Toronto Arrows 26–48 Houston Sabercats (1 BP) York Lions Stadium  
19:00 EDT Try: Ramón Ayarza 15'
Owain Ruttan (2) 51', 64'
Jack McRogers 79'
Con: Shane O'Leary (1/2) 52'
Automatic conversion 64'
Peter Nelson (1/1) 79'
Report Try: Louritz van der Schyff (2) 4', 7'
Wynand Grassmann 25'
Drew Wild 27'
Christian Dyer 36'
Joe Taufeteʻe 46'
Keni Nasoqeqe 70'
Con: Robbie Povey (4/6) 5', 8', 25', 47'
Automatic conversion 70'
Pen: Robbie Povey (1/1) 59'
Cards: Keni Nasoqeqe   78'
Referee: Chris Assmus (RC)

Assistants: Peter Pender (RC) & Clint Lemkus (RC)

TMO: Greg Gilliam (USAR)

Man of the Match: Louritz van der Schyff (Houston Sabercats)

June 3 Chicago Hounds 14–36 San Diego Legion (1 BP) SeatGeek Stadium  
18:00 CDT Try: Hugh Roach 7'
LaRome White 76'
Con: Chris Mattina (1/1) 8'
Luke Carty (1/1) 77'
Cards: Maclean Jones   36'
Report Try: Sama Malolo 21'
Tomas Aoake (2) 39', 42'
Christian Poidevin 53'
Richard Judd 72'
Shilo Klein 80+1'
Con: Will Hooley (1/1) 22'
Josh Henderson (2/5) 40', 80+2'
Attendance: 3,432
Referee: Luke Rogan (USAR)

Assistants: Adam Falk (USAR) & Niall Little (USAR)

TMO: Mike Lash (NZR)

Man of the Match: Christian Poidevin (San Diego Legion)

June 4 (1 BP) Rugby New York 43–14 Dallas Jackals Mount Vernon Memorial Stadium  
15:00 EDT Try: Pago Haini 24'
Connor Buckley (2) 28', 37'
Ed Fidow 32'
Tevita Langi 51'
Charlie Hewitt 66'
Nick Feakes 74'
Con: Jason Emery (2/5) 25', 52'
Sam Windsor (2/2) 67', 75'
Cards: Brendon O'Connor   79'
Report Try: Lui Sitama 11'
Conrado Roura 61'
Con: Automatic conversion 11'
Alejandro Torres (1/1) 62'
Referee: Robin Kaluzniak (RC)

Assistants: Miles McIvor (USAR) & Marty Steffens (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Connor Buckley (Rugby New York)

June 4 Seattle Seawolves 27–20 Utah Warriors (1 BP) Starfire Stadium  
19:30 PDT Try: Lauina Futi 5'
Samu Manoa 21'
Ben Landry 71'
Con: AJ Alatimu (1/1) 6'
Automatic conversion 21'
Jordan Chait (1/1) 72'
Pen: Jordan Chait (2/2) 44', 63'
Report Try: Bailey Wilson 18'
Joseph Mano (2) 39', 78'
Con: Caleb Makene (1/3) 40'
Pen: Caleb Makene (1/1) 34'
Cards: Mika Kruse   46'
Referee: Scott Green (USAR)

Assistants: Brad Schwalger (RC) & Saro Turner (RC)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Ben Landry (Seattle Seawolves)

Week 17 (June 9–11) edit


June 9 (1 BP) Houston Sabercats 31–7 Old Glory DC SaberCats Stadium  
20:00 CDT Try: Christian Dyer (2) 1', 8'
Davey Coetzer 17'
Wynand Grassmann 57'
Vereniki Tikoisolomone 79'
Con: Davey Coetzer (2/4) 9', 58'
Robbie Povey (1/1) 80'
Cards: Gideon van Wyk   12'
Danny Barrett   65'
Report Try: Penalty try 12' Referee: Joe James (RFU)

Assistants: Blair McClure (USAR) & Jono Cooper (USAR)

TMO: Greg Gilliam (USAR)

Man of the Match: Davey Coetzer (Houston Sabercats)

June 10 (1 BP) Dallas Jackals 10–15 New Orleans Gold Choctaw Stadium  
17:00 CDT Try: Tomás Baravalle 49'
Con: Alejandro Torres (1/1) 50'
Pen: Alejandro Torres (1/2) 17'
Cards: Jerónimo Gómez Vara   39'
Report Try: Aaron Matthews 25'
Maciu Koroi 40'
Con: Reece Botha (1/2) 40'
Pen: Damian Stevens (1/1) 34'
Referee: Mike Lash (NZR)

Assistants: Andrew Low (USAR) & Jono Cooper (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Dougie Fife (New Orleans Gold)

June 10 Rugby ATL 24–39 Rugby New York (1 BP) Silverbacks Park  
20:00 EDT Try: Te Rangatira Waitokia 32'
Sidney Tobias 47'
Penalty try 61'
Con: Chris Hilsenbeck (2/2) 33', 48'
Pen: Chris Hilsenbeck (1/1) 17'
Report Try: Brooklyn Hardaker (2) 1', 37'
Dylan Fawsitt 28'
Jason Emery 50'
Kara Pryor 62'
Con: Jason Emery (3/4) 2', 29', 51'
Sam Windsor (1/1) 63'
Pen: Jason Emery (1/1) 21'
Sam Windsor (1/2) 68'
Cards: Pago Haini   10'
Brendon O'Connor   40'
Kara Pryor   46'
Nic Mayhew   61'
Referee: Federico Anselmi (UAR)

Assistants: Dave Edwards (USAR) & Bryan Hall (USAR)

TMO: Greg Gilliam (USAR)

Man of the Match: Dylan Fawsitt (Rugby New York)

June 10 (1 BP) Utah Warriors 24–26 Chicago Hounds (1 BP) Zions Bank Stadium  
20:00 MDT Try: Thomas Tu’avao 22'
Joel Hodgson 38'
Lance Williams 64'
Con: Joel Hodgson (2/2) 23', 65'
Automatic conversion 38'
Pen: Joel Hodgson (1/1) 45'
Report Try: Julián Domínguez (3) 2', 28', 80+1'
Dinesvaran Krishnan 46'
Con: Luke Carty (2/3) 3', 29'
Chris Mattina (1/1) 80+2'
Cards: Dinesvaran Krishnan   57'
Referee: Cisco Lopez (USAR)

Assistants: Kahlil Harrison (USAR) & Kage Green (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Julián Domínguez (Chicago Hounds)

June 11 Toronto Arrows 17–50 San Diego Legion (1 BP) York Lions Stadium  
16:00 EDT Try: Lucas Rumball 32'
Will Grant 40+2'
Con: Shane O'Leary (2/2) 33', 40+3'
Pen: Shane O'Leary (1/1) 38'
Cards: Isaac Salmon   68'
Report Try: Shilo Klein 17'
Nate Augspurger 41'
Tomas Aoake (2) 50', 73'
Tupou Afungia 54'
Richard Judd 64'
Tiaan Loots 69'
Luke Burton 76'
Con: Will Hooley (2/4) 18', 51'
Luke Burton (3/4) 65', 70', 74'
Cards: Nathan Sylvia   80'
Referee: Kat Roche (USAR)

Assistants: Peter Pender (RC) & Clint Lemkus (RC)

TMO: Andrew Hosie (RC)

Man of the Match: Tomas Aoake (San Diego Legion)

June 11 (1 BP) Seattle Seawolves 26–34 New England Free Jacks (1 BP) Starfire Stadium  
19:30 PDT Try: Dan Kriel 25'
Tavite Lopeti 60'
Peter Malcolm (2) 66', 78'
Con: AJ Alatimu (3/4) 26', 61', 67'
Report Try: Andrew Quattrin 19'
Paula Balekana 35'
Sam Fischli 43'
Ethan Fryer 74'
Con: Jayson Potroz (4/4) 20', 36', 44', 75'
Pen: Jayson Potroz (2/2) 40', 53'
Referee: Luke Rogan (USAR)

Assistants: Brad Schwalger (RC) & Saro Turner (RC)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Jayson Potroz (New England Free Jacks)

Week 18 (June 17–18) edit


June 17 (2 BP) Dallas Jackals 28–29 Chicago Hounds Choctaw Stadium  
17:00 CDT Try: Marcos Moroni 24'
Danny Christensen 26'
Penalty try (2) 58', 71'
Con: Alejandro Torres (1/1) 25'
Automatic conversion 26'
Pen: Marcos Moroni (0/2)
Cards: Conrado Roura   47'
Adriaan Booysen   47'
Report Try: Paddy Ryan 7'
Maclean Jones 14'
Con: Luke Carty (2/2) 8', 15'
Pen: Luke Carty (2/3) 43', 50'
Chris Mattina (3/3) 63', 66', 77'
Drop: Luke Carty (0/1)
Cards: Tinashe Muchena   25'
Maclean Jones   47'
Lindsey Stevens   47'
Cam Dodson   47'
Lindsey Stevens   53'
Mika Felix   70'
Dinesvaran Krishnan   71'
Referee: Scott Green (USAR)

Assistants: Justin Hale (USAR) & Andrew Low (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Chris Mattina (Chicago Hounds)

June 17 (1 BP) Old Glory DC 36–28 Rugby ATL (1 BP) Segra Field  
19:00 EDT Try: Doug Fraser 8'
Junior Sa'u 31'
Jack Iscaro 36'
Tevita Naqali 40'
Peni Lasaqa 48'
John Rizzo 70'
Con: Gradyn Bowd (3/5) 32', 37', 49'
William Talataina (0/1)
Cards: Nic Souchon   12'
Report Try: Matt Heaton 17'
Nolan Taumoheloa 21'
Niall Saunders 25'
Nahuel Milán 55'
Con: Automatic conversion 17'
Duncan van Schalkwyk (2/2) 22', 26'
Kurt Coleman (1/1) 56'
Cards: Alex Maughan   29'
Referee: Chris Assmus (RC)

Assistants: Aaron Davis (USAR) & Craig Sakowski (USAR)

TMO: Luke Rogan (USAR)

Man of the Match: Junior Sa'u (Old Glory DC)

June 17 (1 BP) Toronto Arrows 24–26 New Orleans Gold (1 BP) York Lions Stadium  
19:00 EDT Try: Mitch Richardson 3'
James O'Neill 74'
Liam Bowman 80+2'
Con: Shane O'Leary (2/2) 4', 75'
Automatic conversion 80+2'
Pen: Shane O'Leary (1/3) 15'
Report Try: Tom Florence (2) 40+4', 57'
Harley Wheeler 46'
Alex Lopeti 65'
Con: Jordan Trainor (2/3) 40+5', 58'
Automatic conversion 65'
Referee: Lex Weiner (USAR)

Assistants: Clint Lemkus (RC) & Stephen Stothers-Robertson (RC)

TMO: Greg Gilliam (USAR)

Man of the Match: Tom Florence (New Orleans Gold)

June 18 (1 BP) New England Free Jacks 47–24 Houston Sabercats Veterans Memorial Stadium  
13:30 EDT Try: Le Roux Malan (3) 12', 16', 47'
Paula Balekana 31'
Wian Conradie (2) 53', 78'
John Poland 59'
Con: Reece MacDonald (6/7) 13', 32', 48', 54', 60', 79'
Cards: Wian Conradie   24'
Mitch Jacobson   69'
Report Try: Danny Barrett 25'
Kainoa Lloyd 67'
Nick Boyer 74'
Con: Kian Meadon (3/3) 26', 68', 75'
Pen: Kian Meadon (1/1) 40+1'
Cards: Wynand Grassmann   69'
Attendance: 4,758
Referee: Federico Anselmi (UAR)

Assistants: Amelia Luciano (USAR) & Mike Rudzinsky (USAR)

TMO: Luke Rogan (USAR)

Man of the Match: Le Roux Malan (New England Free Jacks)

June 18 (1 BP) Rugby New York 33–43 Utah Warriors (1 BP) Mount Vernon Memorial Stadium  
15:00 EDT Try: Brendon O'Connor 11'
Dylan Fawsitt 27'
Jason Emery 36'
Ishmail Shabazz 49'
DaQuan Perry 70'
Con: Sam Windsor (3/4) 12', 28', 50'
Automatic conversion 70'
Cards: Charlie Hewitt   5'
Nick Feakes   77'
Report Try: Henry Bell 5'
Cliven Loubser (2) 18', 33'
Joel Hodgson 42'
Calvin Whiting 45'
Jurie van Vuuren 65'
Jesse Hamilton 80'
Con: Joel Hodgson (4/7) 34', 43', 46', 66'
Pen: Saia Uhila   35'
Referee: Joe James (RFU)

Assistants: Miles McIvor (USAR) & Marty Steffens (USAR)

TMO: Greg Gilliam (USAR)

Man of the Match: Ishmail Shabazz (Rugby New York)

June 18 (1 BP) San Diego Legion 40–19 Seattle Seawolves Snapdragon Stadium  
16:00 PDT Try: Finn Kearns 10'
Mike Te'o 32'
Jason Higgins (2) 39', 69'
Josh Henderson 49'
Ryan Matyas 52'
Con: Josh Henderson (5/6) 11', 33', 40', 50', 70'
Cards: Blair Cowan   45'
Try: Devereaux Ferris 26'
Tavite Lopeti 34'
Jeremiah Sio 65'
Con: Devereaux Ferris (1/2) 27'
Karl Keane (1/1) 66'
Cards: Ben Mitchell   51'
Referee: Mike Lash (NZR)

Assistants: Jack Gohl (USAR) & Marquise Goodwin (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Jason Higgins (San Diego Legion)

Championship Series edit

Eliminators (June 24–25) edit

June 24 Seattle Seawolves 37–26 Houston SaberCats Starfire Stadium  
15:00 PDT Try: Charles Elton 30'
Adriaan Carelse 40'
Riekert Hattingh 68'
Juan-Philip Smith 78'
Con: AJ Alatimu (3/3) 31', 69', 79'
Automatic conversion 40'
Pen: AJ Alatimu (3/3) 23', 42', 49'
Cards: Sam Matenga   25'
Report Try: Dom Akina 27'
Davey Coetzer 51'
Gideon van Wyk 60'
Louritz van der Schyff 80+1'
Con: Davey Coetzer (3/3) 28', 52', 60'
Danny Barrett (0/1)
Drop: Gerrie Labuschagné (0/1)
Referee: Joe James (RFU)

Assistants: Luke Rogan (USAR) & Austin Reed (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Riekert Hattingh (Seattle Seawolves)

June 25 Rugby New York 33–37 Old Glory DC Mount Vernon Memorial Stadium  
18:00 EDT Try: Faʻasui Fuatai 1'
Penalty try 27'
Dylan Fawsitt (2) 33', 51'
DaQuan Perry 80'
Con: Sam Windsor (3/4) 34', 51', 80+1'
Cards: Sam Davies   66'
Tevita Langi   67'
Report Try: William Talataina 4'
Kyle Baillie 57'
Penalty try 67'
Kurt Baker 78'
Con: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (3/3) 5', 58', 79'
Pen: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (3/3) 8', 21', 38'
Cards: Kyle Baillie   27'
Lautaro Bavaro   33'
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Federico Anselmi (UAR)

Assistants: Chris Assmus (RC) & Cisco Lopez (USAR)

TMO: Derek Summers (USAR)

Man of the Match: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (Old Glory DC)

Conference finals (July 1–2) edit

July 1 New England Free Jacks 25–7 Old Glory DC Veterans Memorial Stadium  
17:30 EDT Try: Le Roux Malan 4'
Andrew Quattrin 12'
Taniela Filimone 64'
Con: Automatic conversion 4'
Jayson Potroz (1/2) 65'
Pen: Jayson Potroz (2/2) 18', 40+3'
Report Try: Thretton Palamo 72'
Con: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (1/1) 73'
Attendance: 3,414
Referee: Joe James (RFU)

Assistants: Federico Anselmi (UAR) & Peter Pender (RC)

TMO: Chris Assmus (RC)

Man of the Match: Mitch Jacobson (New England Free Jacks)

July 2 San Diego Legion 32–10 Seattle Seawolves Snapdragon Stadium  
15:00 PDT Try: Fakaʻosi Pifeleti 25'
Tomas Aoake (2) 57', 67'
Marcel Brache 62'
Con: Will Hooley (2/3) 26, 58'
Automatic conversion 62'
Pen: Will Hooley (1/1) 23'
Drop: Ma'a Nonu (1/1) 11'
Cards: Nathan Sylvia   65'
Report Try: Ben Landry 65'
Con: Jordan Chait (1/1) 66'
Pen: Jordan Chait (1/1) 39'
Referee: Cam Stone (NZR)

Assistants: Luke Rogan (USAR) & Kahlil Harrison (USAR)

TMO: Chris Assmus (RC)

Man of the Match: Ma'a Nonu (San Diego Legion)

Championship final (July 8) edit

July 8 San Diego Legion 24-25 New England Free Jacks SeatGeek Stadium  
14:00, CDT Try: Christian Poidevin 9′
Nate Augspurger (2) 29′, 60′
Con: Will Hooley (3/3) 10′, 30′, 61′
Pen: Will Hooley (1/1) 40’+2′
Josh Henderson (0/1)
Drop: Ma'a Nonu (0/1)
Report Try: Mitch Jacobson 4′
Paula Balekana 45′
Le Roux Malan 76′
Con: Jayson Potroz (2/3) 5′, 46′
Pen: Jayson Potroz (2/2) 14′, 18′
Attendance: 10,103[7]
Referee: Joe James (RFU)

Assistants: Cam Stone (NZR) & Lex Weiner (USAR)

TMO: Nick Hannon (USAR)

Man of the Match: Jayson Potroz (New England Free Jacks)

Player statistics edit

Top scorers edit

The top ten try and point scorers during the 2023 Major League Rugby season are:

Last updated: July 11, 2023

MLR awards the try scorer 7 points when there is an Automatic Conversion (The ball is touched down between the post in the in-goal area).

Sanctions edit

Last updated: May 11, 2023

End of Season Awards edit

Award Player Team Position Ref.
Coach of the Year Josh Syms Old Glory DC Head Coach [8]
Player of the Year Jayson Potroz New England Free Jacks Fly-half [9]
Rookie of the Year Sam Golla Dallas Jackals Lock [10]
Back of the Year Nate Augspurger San Diego Legion Scrum-half [11]
Forward of the Year Wian Conradie New England Free Jacks Flanker [12]
S. Marcus Calloway Community Impact Daniel Kriel Seattle Seawolves Centre [13]

Notes edit

  1. ^ Starfire Stadium is in the Seattle suburb of Tukwila, Washington.[5]
  2. ^ Memorial Stadium is in Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York.
  3. ^ Silverbacks Park is in the Atlanta suburb of Doraville, Georgia.
  4. ^ Received 2 yellow cards during game vs Old Glory, March 11 and game vs Rugby ATL, April 22.

References edit

  1. ^ "Record crowd watches San Diego defeat Utah". americas rugby news. February 19, 2023. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  2. ^ "Major League Rugby Releases 2023 Season Schedule". Major League Rugby. Retrieved February 3, 2023.
  3. ^ "Major League Rugby Issues 2023 Competition Update". Major League Rugby. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
  4. ^ "2023 MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH TO TAKE PLACE AT CHICAGO'S SEATGEEK STADIUM". Major League Rugby. Retrieved March 16, 2023.
  5. ^ "Contact". Starfire Sports. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  6. ^ Walker, Sean (May 20, 2023). "Bittersweet ending won't mar Utah Warriors' much-needed win over Houston". KSL. Retrieved May 28, 2023.
  7. ^ "Chicago Hounds". Twitter. Retrieved July 9, 2023.
  8. ^ "OLD GLORY DC'S COACH SYMS RECEIVES COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTED BY SPORTSBREAKS.COM". Major League Rugby. Retrieved August 7, 2023.
  9. ^ "NEW ENGLAND FREE JACKS' JAYSON POTROZ RECEIVES THE PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTED BY SPORTSBREAKS.COM". Major League Rugby. Retrieved August 7, 2023.
  10. ^ "DALLAS JACKALS' SAM GOLLA RECEIVES ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTED BY SPORTSBREAKS.COM". Major League Rugby. Retrieved August 7, 2023.
  11. ^ "SAN DIEGO LEGION'S NATE AUGSPURGER RECEIVES BACK OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTED BY SPORTSBREAKS.COM". Major League Rugby. Retrieved August 7, 2023.
  12. ^ "NEW ENGLAND FREE JACKS' WIAN CONRADIE RECEIVES FORWARD OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTED BY SPORTSBREAKS.COM". Major League Rugby. Retrieved August 7, 2023.
  13. ^ "DANIEL KRIEL OF THE SEATTLE SEAWOLVES NAMED RECIPIENT OF 2023 S. MARCUS CALLOWAY COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD PRESENTED BY FASTENAL". Major League Rugby. Retrieved August 7, 2023.