Major League Rugby’s Houston SaberCats began working on their new stadium late last month. Last Word on Rugby spoke with SaberCats staff about the investment, MLR franchise and future prospects. AVEVA Stadium will be the second-ever stadium dedicated to professional U.S. rugby. It will seat 3,000 Houston Sabercats fans. It will have standing room for …

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Paul Mullen has become the latest US Eagles rep to find a home in Europe. The tighthead prop has signed a short-term contract with the Newcastle Falcons that will keep him in the English Premiership until at least December. He follows fellow Eagles front rowers Titi Lamositele and Joe Taufete’e to the Premiership, along with …

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Houston’s Professional Rugby Team Breaks Ground on New Stadium The facility will have three fields and an overall seating capacity for 4,000 people   The SaberCats, Houston’s professional rugby team, will soon make its presence in the Bayou City even stronger with a new permanent stadium. Mayor Sylvester Turner and the team broke ground Tuesday for a …

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Building permits filed yesterday indicate that crews are about to get started turning the existing field at 2055 Mowery Rd. into a sportier one, fit for the Houston SaberCats rugby team (formerly the Houston Strikers) to call home. The land off Hwy. 288 remains owned by the city, which granted the team a 42-year lease …

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Paul Mullen is eager to come back to Ireland. He wants to arrive on merit. A native of the Aran Islands, Mullen made his international rugby debut for the USA in the June Test series. His second and third caps followed soon after too, so with the Eagles lined up for a November trip to …

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It’s one of those uncommon stories you occasionally hear about. A man is sitting on his couch one year and the next he’s playing on a field with world-class athletes. Although in Paul Mullen’s case, that downtime was spent a bit more productively. During that period, Mullen actually spent little time on his couch, instead …

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MEN’S EAGLES’ STARTING LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST SUMMER TEST WITH RUSSIA DENVER, CO. – The U.S. Men’s National Team is set to face Russia in their first match of the Emirates Airline Summer Series this Saturday, June 9th at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver, CO. Taking the pitch at 6 PM Mountain Time, Head …

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UN NOUVEAU MONDE Le nouveau championnat professionnel américain, la Major League Rugby, qui a débuté fin avril et se terminera début juillet, bat son plein. Cette nouvelle compétition n’en est qu’à ses balbutiements mais ambitionne, d’ici dix ou quinze ans, de devenir l’une des meilleures de la planète rugby. En attendant, tout est à construire.P …

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Camp Attendees Announced for Men’s Junior All-American World Rugby Trophy Qualifier Final roster selections will now be made for the two match series against rival–Canada U20s in Houston this June LAFAYETTE, CO. – The Men’s Junior All-Americans have completed their training camp in preparation for the two match World Rugby Trophy Qualifier Series against Canada’s …

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