Before applying for media credentials, be sure you qualify by checking the criteria below. To be considered for credentials, you must be…
- From working media
- On specific assignment for a recognized news source
Freelance journalists or photographers will not be considered unless they have been specifically requested by a recognized media organization.
Fill out and submit our application here:
MLR Media Protocol
Some things to be aware of:
- Credentials are issued for the express purpose of media coverage. They should not be used for autographs, personal photos, or commercial requests.
- The Houston SaberCats and the MLR reserve the right to revoke media credentials at any time. Additionally, credential requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- Interviews must be scheduled through the SaberCats media manager. Media may not contact players or coaching staff directly.
Additional rules apply. For more information, please download the MLR media guide, found in the MLR Resources section below.
Who to Contact
All media inquiries should be directed to:
Director of Marketing & Sponsorships
In 2017 the Houston Strikers, a local rugby team, decided to re-brand themselves and become one of the founding members of Major League Rugby. The team’s management was excited to choose a new name, saying that the change would reflect a positive and stronger image for their organization.
Soon after, the Houston City Council agreed to the construction of a $3.2 million rugby stadium, to be finished in 2019. The SaberCats then played an exhibition season at a local stadium owned by the Sugar Land Skeeters, a professional baseball team.
For the 2018 MLR season, home games for the SaberCats will be played at Dyer Stadium in Houston.
Many of the players come from diverse backgrounds, reflecting the values of the sport, the team, and of the MLR. For more information about our players, go to the team page.
Major League Rugby
In 2018, rugby teams from around the country began competing at the professional level.
Rugby has been a growing area of interest in the US, as it has been in the rest of the world. The time is ripe for professional-level rugby competition. There are already thousands of American clubs and organizations which promote the sport. The MLR began with seven teams which play at the highest levels of American rugby. The league wishes to promote the core values of the game: teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline, and sportsmanship.
More information can be found on the MLR website.