Beginning in 2018, Major League Rugby brings the highest level of American rugby to fans across the US.
Rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in America and rugby’s domestic growth and wide-reaching global fan base combine to create a unique environment for a professional league in the American market. The US rugby story is uniquely American. From its early days as a sport with US roots primarily in the Northeast, rugby now reaches from coast-to-coast and is championed by thousands of local men’s, women’s and youth clubs competing at all levels. Major League Rugby will build on the US rugby story by uniting these fans under a common banner as rugby enters the American sports mainstream.
Teams from Houston, New Orleans, Austin, Glendale (Denver), Salt Lake, Seattle and San Diego make-up the founding sides of the MLR and the League is already on its way to expanding in Season 2 with teams from Dallas and New York already fully-in. MLR is also in talks with additional teams from other important rugby cities and are excited to bring them onboard to expand the League, grow the rivalries, and treat our fans to a wider-range of amazing rugby action.