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Support Legacy Laces All Season Long

For the 2020 season, two games will feature a chance for donors to be entered into a drawing for a Legion-autographed ball where the winner will be announced at the game. The first one is this Sunday, February 9th! 

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Signature Nonu Jersey

Signature Nonu Jersey

~ Yep! That's right! We have just released a limited number of Ma'a Nonu Jerseys which are now available for purchase right here! ~ Purchase here  NOW!

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PAUL MULLEN JOINS SAN DIEGO LEGION

PAUL MULLEN JOINS SAN DIEGO LEGION

Company Release – 01/07/2019 10:00 AM PST For all media inquiries: media@sdlegion.com San Diego, CA— San Diego Legion, a Major League Rugby franchise, is pleased to announce the signing of USA national team prop Paul Mullen for the 2020 season. Mullen was named to the US National Team in 2018 and made his debut in a winning test match against Russia. Mullen played in all four of the Eagles’ 2019 Rugby World Cup matches in Japan. “Paul is a stand-out US player and we are delighted to have him as part of the San Diego Legion organization. He brings great experience and talent...

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JOSH THIEL SIGNS WITH SAN DIEGO LEGION

JOSH THIEL SIGNS WITH SAN DIEGO LEGION

Josh Thiel signs with the San Diego Legion Company Release – 01/09/2020 10:00 AM PST For all media inquiries: media@sdlegion.com San Diego, CA.— San Diego Legion, a Major League Rugby franchise, is delighted to announce the signing today of Canadian international player Josh Thiel. Thiel played at center during the World Rugby U20 Trophy in 2017 and went on to earn his first international cap during the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship in a winning match against Chile. “We are excited by the skill and versatility Josh brings. He gives us a lot of backline options. We can’t wait to see what he...

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1ST ANNUAL GARAGE SALE

1ST ANNUAL GARAGE SALE

(SAN DIEGO, CA) – The Legion announce the company’s 1st Annual Garage Sale. Taking place on Saturday, November 9th fans will gain access to one-time deals on everything left over from the season. Official playing jerseys, training kits, merchandise and more. Legion players will be on site for autographs, price negotiations and photos. Want early access to the sale?  All 2020 season ticket members receive exclusive early access from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Public access starts at 11:00 AM-2:00 PM. Don’t have your 2020 season ticket yet? Buy now to gain exclusive access to events like these and other special benefits!  November 9, 20199:00 AM-11:00...

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INTERNATIONAL RUGBY SUPERSTAR JOINS SAN DIEGO LEGION FOR 2020

INTERNATIONAL RUGBY SUPERSTAR JOINS SAN DIEGO LEGION FOR 2020

San Diego, CA.— San Diego Legion, a Major League Rugby franchise, announced Major League Rugby’s highest profile player signing to date, with the New Zealand All Blacks superstar Ma’a Nonu joining the team for the 2020 season. Nonu is a household name within the international rugby community with 103 caps as a New Zealand All Black and over 300+ professional games, including winning: 2 World Cups, 5 Tri-Nations/Rugby Championships and 8 Bledisloe Cups. His speed, explosiveness and raw power have forever changed how the Center position is played and has led to him being one of the all-time top try scorers in...

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SD LEGION ANNOUNCE OPEN COMBINE JULY 27TH

SD LEGION ANNOUNCE OPEN COMBINE JULY 27TH

THIS SUMMER, THE SAN DIEGO LEGION ARE HOSTING THE 1ST ANNUAL OPEN COMBINE ON SATURDAY, JULY 27TH 2019. WE ARE EXCITED TO SEE THE NEXT GROUP OF POTENTIAL MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY PLAYERS SHOWCASE THEIR RUGBY KNOWLEDGE AND CAPABILITIES. FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN TAKING PART PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR SCHEDULE AND LOCATION DETAILS. COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION APPLICATION AND PAYMENT FORM TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU. SCHEDULE (7/27/2019): Proteus Gym8:00AM: Player Arrival @ Proteus Gym8:30 – 9:00AM: Player Measurements9:00AM: Combine Begins – S&C (Weight Lifting Metrics)11:00 – 12:30PM: Lunch Break (players provide own meals)   Rancho Bernardo Community Park12:45 – 1:00PM: Player Arrival @ 4S RBC Park1:00...

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LEGION SET TO HOST LEGACY LACES AT THE CALIFORNIA STATE GAMES YOUTH RUGBY TOURNAMENT

LEGION SET TO HOST LEGACY LACES AT THE CALIFORNIA STATE GAMES YOUTH RUGBY TOURNAMENT

~ (SAN DIEGO, CA) –  The San Diego Legion, a Major League Rugby team, and Legacy Laces announce a new partnership dedicated to serving youth with a focus to providing equipment for those in need to participate in team sports.  The Legion and Legacy Laces are teaming up for an official cleat drive on July 13-14 at Walnut Grove Park in San Marcos, CA. for the California State Games youth rugby tournament. “We are excited with be working with an amazing foundation like Legacy Laces again this season,” added Ashley Otte, Exec. GM of SD Legion.  “Our players and staff...

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MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY ANNOUNCES FIRST AND SECOND ALL-MLR TEAMS, AWARD WINNERS FOR 2019

MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY ANNOUNCES FIRST AND SECOND ALL-MLR TEAMS, AWARD WINNERS FOR 2019

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (June 25, 2019) – Major League Rugby (MLR) officially announced its award winners and All-MLR team selections for the 2019 season on Tuesday. Fresh off his team’s successful title defense, Brad Tucker of the Seattle Seawolves has been named the 2019 Player of the Year. Tucker was a force at lock for the Seawolves all season long, making his presence felt on both sides of the ball. His consistent performance throughout the regular season carried into the playoffs and was instrumental to the Seawolves during their post-season run to defending the MLR Championship Shield. MLR also...

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LEGION FALL TO SEAWOLVES IN FINAL SECONDS OF MLR CHAMPIONSHIP

LEGION FALL TO SEAWOLVES IN FINAL SECONDS OF MLR CHAMPIONSHIP

~ SAN DIEGO, CA  – The top-ranked San Diego Legion had the defending champion Seattle Seawolves on the ropes in Sunday afternoon’s Major League Rugby Championship game. With just under two minutes to play, Legion fly-half Joe Pietersen nailed a penalty goal to give San Diego a 23-19 lead. The lead, which appeared to be the difference in the match, was supposed to be the finishing touches on a match in which the Legion battled back from a 14-6 halftime deficit. Unfortunately for the Legion, it was the Seawolves who had the last offensive serge as Seattle used a last-minute rolling maul to...

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USA MEN’S EAGLES NAME PRELIMINARY TRAINING SQUAD FOR RUGBY WORLD CUP JAPAN 2019 INCLUDING 8 LEGION PLAYERS

USA MEN’S EAGLES NAME PRELIMINARY TRAINING SQUAD FOR RUGBY WORLD CUP JAPAN 2019 INCLUDING 8 LEGION PLAYERS

~ With just 100 days to go until Rugby World Cup Japan 2019, the USA Men’s Eagles have named their preliminary 50-man training squad which includes 40 players who will assemble next week in preparation for the Pacific Nations Cup. The preliminary training squad comprises a pool of players who will be considered for the final 31-man roster traveling to Japan in mid-September. Over the next several months, Head Coach Gary Gold and staff will use the upcoming camp in Colorado and Pacific Nations Cup (PNC) to make final selections. Of the 50 players chosen, three are uncapped including Houston...

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MLR CHAMPIONSHIP: HOW TO WATCH SEATTLE VS. SAN DIEGO

MLR CHAMPIONSHIP: HOW TO WATCH SEATTLE VS. SAN DIEGO

~ After avenging an April loss to the Toronto Arrows this week with a 30-17 rout, the Seattle Seawolves now have a chance to defend their Major League Rugby title by advancing to the championship match. This time, however, they’ll be up against the San Diego Legion, and they’ll be on the road after seeing three of their four 2019 losses come away from home. The Seawolves, of course, are no slouches. Headlined by reigning MLR championship MVP Vili Toluta’u, they finished 11-4-1 this season and boast the league’s top scorer in 27-year-old British Columbia native Brock Staller. They are also just a year removed from edging...

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MLR CHAMPIONSHIP: POSITION MATCHUP

MLR CHAMPIONSHIP: POSITION MATCHUP

The defending champion Seattle Seawolves and top-ranked San Diego Legion are marching into Sunday’s MLR Championship match about as evenly matched as they could possibly be. It’s logical that the last two teams standing also feature some of the best players in the entire MLR, but what’s extremely interesting is to see how well these two teams match up across the board. It’s hard to give either team the edge no matter which way the roster is spun and examined. The Legion head into the match with 47 First XV selections over the course of the season while the Seawolves have earned 46 selections. The Legion have won 204...

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2019 MLR CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

2019 MLR CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

~ Sunday afternoon’s Major League Rugby Championship will feature two sides in the Seattle Seawolves and the San Diego Legion that are extremely familiar with one another. The Championship match at Torero Stadium will also feature two teams that are extremely evenly matched. Between the familiarity and the similarity between the two sides, Sunday’s match has all the makings to be another instant classic. Dating back to last season, the top-ranked Legion and the second place Seawolves come into Sunday’s match having played each other four times. The all-time series is tied at 2-2, with the Seawolves taking the two matches they played last season and...

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2019 MLR Championship Preview

2019 MLR Championship Preview

Sunday afternoon’s Major League Rugby Championship will feature two sides in the Seattle Seawolves and the San Diego Legion that are extremely familiar with one another. The Championship match at Torero Stadium will also feature two teams that are extremely evenly matched. Between the familiarity and the similarity between the two sides, Sunday’s match has all the makings to be another instant classic. Dating back to last season, the top-ranked Legion and the second place Seawolves come into Sunday’s match having played each other four times. The all-time series is tied at 2-2, with the Seawolves taking the two matches...

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LEGION HOST RUNY TO KICK OFF MLR CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

LEGION HOST RUNY TO KICK OFF MLR CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

  MATCH PREVIEW: LEGION HOST RUGBY UNITED NY IN SEMI-FINALS SAN DIEGO, CA – After becoming to the first team in the 2019 Major League Rugby season to clinch a spot in the MLR Championship Series, the first-place San Diego Legion will also, be the team to get the playoffs rolling when they host the fourth-place Rugby United New York at Torero Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Legion (12-3-1) locked up the top seed in the MLR Championship Series with their 22-10 victory over the NOLA Gold in Week 19. The victory, which eliminated the Gold from playoff contention, allowed RUNY (11-5) to slide into the fourth seed and set up the first semi-final...

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MLR REGULAR SEASON RECAP

MLR REGULAR SEASON RECAP

~ It’s hard to believe that Major League Rugby’s second-ever regular season is already over. With three teams, the Seattle Seawolves, Toronto Arrows, and Rugby United New York, all clinching playoff spots in Week 19 to join the San Diego Legion in the MLR Championship Series, that leaves five teams out of the tournament. Not everyone can qualify, but not making the playoffs doesn’t necessarily equate to a failed season. Here is a look at how each team fared in 2019.   AUSTIN ELITE RUGBY (0-16) Position: 9th Table Points: 5 2019 was a tough year for Austin Elite Rugby....

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THE RESURGENCE OF MIKEY TE’O

THE RESURGENCE OF MIKEY TE’O

Written by: Colton Strickler, MLR Correspondent. Photos: San Diego Legion/V.Rappleyea. SAN DIEGO LEGION FULLBACK MIKEY TE’O FOUND HIMSELF AT A CROSSROAD IN 2018.   Just one match into Major League Rugby’s inaugural season, Te’o went knee-to-knee with Austin Elite Rugby’s fullback Sione Fangaiuiha as he went to kick the ball and tore his ACL. The Legion went on to win the match and eventually make the playoffs, but Te’o had to turn his focus on the long road to recovery. “It was just a long process,” Te’o says of his knee injury. “It was very tough.” To understand how far...

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TOP-RANKED LEGION LOOK TO SECURE HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE AS THEY HOST NOLA GOLD

TOP-RANKED LEGION LOOK TO SECURE HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE AS THEY HOST NOLA GOLD

~ MATCH PREVIEW: LEGION HOST GOLD IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Diego Legio have already locked up a playoff spot, but they’ll have the chance to play the role of the spoiler on Sunday evening when the NOLA Gold come to town. The Legion (11-3-1) secured a spot in Major League Rugby’s Championship series after their 31-21 victory over the Utah Warriors on May 18. They’ll welcome a Gold (9-6) team on a three-game slide that will need a victory on Sunday to punch their ticket to the playoffs. The Gold will have to do it against a Legion team that kick-started their losing streak with a hard-fought 28-16 loss...

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LIMITED EDITION SD LEGION CAMO JERSEY BENEFITING THE TRAVIS MANION FOUNDATION

LIMITED EDITION SD LEGION CAMO JERSEY BENEFITING THE TRAVIS MANION FOUNDATION

Introducing the SD Legion Limited Edition Camo Jersey! Players will be wearing these one-of-a-kind designs for our last game of the 2019 season to celebrate Military Appreciation Day. Official Major League Rugby merchandise, these jerseys are up for grabs with a week long live auction to benefit the Travis Manion Foundation. Click HERE to download the app let the bidding begin. Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) unites communities to strengthen America’s national character by empowering veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop and lead future generations. In 2007,1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis’s...

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SPOTLIGHT: PADDY RYAN

SPOTLIGHT: PADDY RYAN

WRITTEN BY: JOE HARVEYPHOTOS: SAN DIEGO LEGION   “I think we’re the first team to beat Seattle in Seattle and they won it last year. So that was a big thing for us,” said San Diego Legion prop, Paddy Ryan. “And we’re both on the west coast, so there is a bit of a rivalry there” “New York is a team that we know all the names in it, so to beat them away was quite important. But I wouldn’t say that there is any point in getting ahead of ourselves,” said Ryan. “There is still plenty of stuff that...

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LEGION BECOME FIRST TEAM TO CLINCH PLAYOFF SPOT IN 2019 MLR CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

LEGION BECOME FIRST TEAM TO CLINCH PLAYOFF SPOT IN 2019 MLR CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

~ MLR announces the San Diego Legion as the first team to clinch a playoff spot Salt Lake City, UT; May 21, 2019: It took until Week 17, but the San Diego Legion became the first team to clinch a playoff spot in Major League Rugby’s Championship Series with their 31-21 victory over the Utah Warriors on Saturday night. The Legion punched in five tries against the Warriors to secure the bonus-point victory and remain in the driver’s seat atop the MLR table. Saturday’s victory improved San Diego’s record to 11-3-1 and gives them 57 total points on the season with...

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TOP-RANKED LEGION HIT THE ROAD FOR TILT WITH WARRIORS

TOP-RANKED LEGION HIT THE ROAD FOR TILT WITH WARRIORS

   ~ MATCH PREVIEW: LEGION LOOK TO SECURE PLAYOFF BERTH WITH WIN IN UTAH SALT LAKE CITY – The San Diego Legion will take their first-place record on the road to Utah for a battle with the Warriors on Saturday evening. Saturday evening’s match against the seventh place Warriors (2-10-1) will be the Legion’s (10-3-1) fourth away match in as many weeks and will also be their final away match of the regular season. It will not be one that the Legion can afford to take lightly. ~ ~ With only two matches remaining in the Legion’s regular season, the playoff race is still wide open. A victory on Saturday is...

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LEGION AT WARRIORS OFFICIAL VIEWING PARTY – LUMBERYARD TAVERN

LEGION AT WARRIORS OFFICIAL VIEWING PARTY – LUMBERYARD TAVERN

~ Attention Legion Army! We have one final regular season away game this weekend in Salt Lake City against the Utah Warriors! Come join, Legion players, staff, and the Cohort this Saturday at the Lumberyard Tavern in Encinitas for the Official Legion Viewing Party. The party starts at 5:00 PM with Food and Drink specials as well as SD Legion raffles and swag giveaways. Come join us for all of the fun, we will see you there!   LOCATION 967 S Coast Hwy 101 #101Encinitas, CA 92024(760) 479-1657 If you can’t make it over to the Lumberyard but still want to watch the game with friends check the list...

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LEGION OUTLAST GOLD, REGAIN TOP SPOT IN STANDINGS

LEGION OUTLAST GOLD, REGAIN TOP SPOT IN STANDINGS

MARRERO, LA  – The highly-anticipated Week 16 matchup between the top two teams in Major League Rugby turned into battle of attrition and will as the San Diego Legion (10-3-1) saw off challenger NOLA Gold (9-4-0), 26-19, to replace the League leader atop the standings. The home side fell behind early Saturday and erased three Legion leads, but did not have enough in the tank to maintain the pace of a San Diego team coming off of its first loss since March 10. The Legion’s four-match road trip culminates with a stop in Herriman, Utah, for a Week 17 battle against the Warriors (2-10-1) Saturday, May 18. ~...

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THE RUGBY MOM EFFECT

THE RUGBY MOM EFFECT

BEING A RUGBY MOM ISN‘T JUST ABOUT CARING FOR YOUR CHILD, BUT RATHER THE ENTIRE TEAM. by: Ashley Brooks It is almost a guarantee looking into the stands of a rugby match that you will find a mom – no matter if you are at a local match or an international test match. While there is no handbook on being a rugby mom, there appears to be a common understanding that rugby moms would do anything to help their child and their child’s entire team be successful on the pitch. Three National Team Athletes’ Moms share what it is like to be rugby moms. “If you asked me before I knew what rugby was, I would answer no....

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LEGION TRAVEL TO THE BIG EASY TO TAKE ON TOP-RANKED GOLD

LEGION TRAVEL TO THE BIG EASY TO TAKE ON TOP-RANKED GOLD

~ MATCH PREVIEW: LEGION FACE NOLA IN SHOWDOWN FOR THE TOP SPOT NEW ORLEANS – After a tough loss to the Toronto Arrows on the road, the San Diego Legion will look to bounce back with another tough test on the road when they take on the first place NOLA Gold on Saturday afternoon. Saturday’s match will mark the first time that the second place Legion (9-3-1) and the Gold (9-3) will meet in 2019. While NOLA enters the match riding the momentum of a 26-14 victory over Austin Elite Rugby, San Diego will be hungry after falling 23-19 to the red-hot...

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LEGION VS. NOLA GOLD OFFICIAL WATCH PARTY – KAMINSKI’S

LEGION VS. NOLA GOLD OFFICIAL WATCH PARTY – KAMINSKI’S

~ Hey Legion fans, it’s another away game weekend as we play the NOLA Gold for the rights to the top spot in the league. Come join staff, Legion players, and the Cohort this Saturday at Kaminski’s in Poway for the Official Legion Watch Party. The party gets started at 11:00 AM with food and drink specials as well as Legion raffles and swag giveaways. Kickoff is at noon so come early and join the fun! LOCATION 12735 Poway Rd.Poway, California 92064(858 )748-1106 If you can’t make it over to Kaminski’s but still want to watch the game with friends check the list of...

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SAN DIEGO BOLSTER SQUAD WITH EAGLES DUO

SAN DIEGO BOLSTER SQUAD WITH EAGLES DUO

~ SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Legion will bolster their Major League Rugby squad with a pair of USA internationals for the playoff run-in. Fly-half Will Holder and tighthead prop Dino Waldren are set to be included on the team’s roster for Sunday’s match against the Toronto Arrows. Holder, 28, was part of the Seattle Seawolves team that claimed the inaugural MLR title in 2018 though he missed out on the final due to injury. The US Army officer is currently part of the World Class Athlete Program at Chula Vista. He is a capped international in both 7s and XVs for the USA. Adding impressive depth to an already strong front row corps...

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LEGION HEAD NORTH FOR SHOWDOWN WITH ARROWS

LEGION HEAD NORTH FOR SHOWDOWN WITH ARROWS

~ MATCH PREVIEW: LEGION LOOK TO EVEN SERIES IN TORONTO TORONTO – The San Diego Legion will take their five-game win streak on the road for a tough test against the Toronto Arrows on Sunday morning. San Diego will be in search for a bit of revenge when the two sides meet as Sunday’s match will be the second meeting of the season between the Legion (9-2-1) and the Arrows (6-5). The first matchup ended in a 27-20 Arrows come from behind victory back on March 10. ~ ~ After handing the Houston SaberCats a 40-19 victory and picking up five points in the table last Sunday, the Legion leapt over NOLA Gold and...

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LEGION VS. ARROWS OFFICIAL WATCH PARTY

LEGION VS. ARROWS OFFICIAL WATCH PARTY

~ Hey Legion fans, come join staff, players and the Cohort this Sunday at Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing for the Official Legion Watch Party. The party gets started at 10:00AM with a hot dog vendor and Mexican corn  right out in front, plus all beers will be $5 for the game as well as raffles and giveaways. The team takes on the Toronto Arrows with an 11AM kickoff so come early and join all the action! LOCATION 259 3rd AvenueChula Vista, California 91910(619) 271-4853 If you can’t make it over to Thr3e Punk Ales but still want to watch the game with friends check the...

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2020 LEGION SEASON TICKETS ON SALE

2020 LEGION SEASON TICKETS ON SALE

~ Season three of Major League Rugby (MLR) is here! Kicking off on February 15th, season three will deliver all the thrills of the sport you enjoy, plus so much more, showcasing the highest level of professional rugby in North America. The 16-week MLR season will feature 8 home games and 8 away games. The addition of three new teams in 2020, the New England Free Jacks, Old Glory D.C., and Rugby ATL will increase the current 9-team league to 12. San Diego Legion fans now have the opportunity to take advantage of season ticket packages for 2020, with an...

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LEGION HEAD SOUTH TO TAKE ON SABERCATS

LEGION HEAD SOUTH TO TAKE ON SABERCATS

~ MATCH PREVIEW: LEGION ON THE ROAD TO FACE HOUSTON HOUSTON – After their largest win of the season, the San Diego Legion will look to pick up their fifth straight victory when they head down to Houston for a clash with the SaberCats on Sunday evening. Since falling to the Toronto Arrows 27-20 on March 10, the Legion (8-2-1) have been on a tear. They battled to a 28-28 draw on the road with the Glendale Raptors, then rattled off four-straight wins against some of the top competition in the league. They laid down a 46-15 beating on the Raptors at home last week, their largest victory of the season,...

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LEGION VS. SABERCATS OFFICIAL WATCH PARTY

LEGION VS. SABERCATS OFFICIAL WATCH PARTY

~ Hey Legion fans, come join staff, players and the Cohort this weekend at Cali Comfort BBQ for the Official Legion Watch Party. The party gets started at 3:00 PM with food/drink specials, as well as raffles and giveaways. The team takes on the Houston Sabercats with a 4PM kickoff so come early and join the action! LOCATION 8910 Troy StreetSpring Valley , CA , 91977(619) 337-0670 If you can’t make it over to Cali Comfort BBQ but still want to watch the game with friends check the list of San Diego County watch locations HERE. If you are looking to watch the game on...

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LEGION HOST RAPTORS IN A BATTLE FOR POSITIONING

LEGION HOST RAPTORS IN A BATTLE FOR POSITIONING

~ MATCH PREVIEW: LEGION WELCOME GLENDALE RAPTORS WITH PLAYOFF IMPLICATIONS SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Legion will welcome the Glendale Raptors to town for a telling re-match on Saturday afternoon. The third-place Legion (7-2-1) hold just a three-point lead over the fourth-place Raptors (5-3-2) in the Major League Rugby table. The result of Saturday’s match between an evenly matched San Diego and Glendale side will be carry massive weight down the road as five teams continue to scrap it out for just four playoff spots. ~ ~ After putting up 45 points in their victory over Austin Elite Rugby in their last game at home, the Legion will...

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NEWFRONT INSURANCE PARTNERS WITH LEGION TO SUPPORT NICK BOYER

NEWFRONT INSURANCE PARTNERS WITH LEGION TO SUPPORT NICK BOYER

The San Diego Legion, announces the addition of NewFront Insurance as a supporting partner this season. “We’re couldn’t be more excited to partner with San Diego Legion this season,” said Anna Beach, COO of Newfront Insurance. “As one of the founding teams in Major League Rugby, the only professional league in N. America, all of us at Newfront Insurance are thrilled to be part of the rugby community at-large.”   “As part of our partnership this season we’re focused on developing a close relationship with one player specifically to provide additional support. A Northern California native, and USA Eagle, Nick Boyer is the perfect match,” added Beach. “Our business shares...

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LEGION COME FROM BEHIND TO WIN ON THE ROAD 29-19 OVER RUNY

LEGION COME FROM BEHIND TO WIN ON THE ROAD 29-19 OVER RUNY

~ CONEY ISLAND, NY  – A gutsy, come-from-behind effort by the San Diego Legion (7-2-1) at MCU Park Sunday afternoon resulted in a 29-19 defeat of Rugby United New York (7-2), the team’s fourth unbeaten match on the road during the 2019 Major League Rugby season. Captain Joe Pietersen iced the cake in the last five minutes to create the 10-point gap and take away RUNY’s would-be bonus point in a heated race for MLR Playoffs position. Conor Kearns, Paddy Ryan, and Save Totovosau scored tries at pivotal moments in the match as San Diego ended the host’s five-match winning streak. The Legion improve to 3-0-1 away from Torero Stadium,...

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LEGION LOOK TO LEVEL SERIES IN NEW YORK

LEGION LOOK TO LEVEL SERIES IN NEW YORK

~ MATCH PREVIEW: LEGION TRAVEL TO THE BIG APPLE FOR CLASH WITH RUNY BROOKLYN – After a convincing 45-15 victory over Austin Elite Rugby, the San Diego Legion hit the road to take on third-place Rugby United New York on Sunday in what could be their biggest match of the season so far. The Legion (6-2-1) will have to get through an incredibly tough RUNY (7-1) squad as they fight to climb their way back up the Major League Rugby table and back into one of the four playoff spots. Sunday’s match will be the second time this season that the Legion and RUNY meet. The first meeting,...

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LEGION VS. RUNY OFFICIAL WATCH PARTY

LEGION VS. RUNY OFFICIAL WATCH PARTY

~ Come join Legion fans, staff, players and the Cohort this weekend at WONDERLAND Ocean Pub to catch all the action live starting at 10:00AM. The team takes on Rugby United New York and San Diego Legion Supporters will receive 15% off all food and drink during the game as well as chances to win prizes. LOCATION 5083 Santa Monica Ave #2CSan Diego, CA 92107(619)-255-3358 If you can’t make it over to Wonderland but still want to watch the game with friends check the list of San Diego County watch loctions HERE. If you are looking to watch the game on TV or live stream click HERE for more...

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MLR GROWTH CONTINUES WITH SEASON 3 EXPANSION

MLR GROWTH CONTINUES WITH SEASON 3 EXPANSION

Salt Lake City, Utah; April 11, 2019: Major League Rugby today announced a revamped, expanded format for its 2020 season, with three new big market teams, a two-conference system and 101 elite matches set to give North American sports fans unprecedented access to professional rugby in MLR Season 3. Bringing the total number of MLR teams to 12, the three new teams are the New England Free Jacks; Old Glory DC, in Washington D.C.; and Atlanta’s Rugby ATL. For Season 3 the 12 teams will be divided into the Western Conference and the Eastern Conference. The Western Conference comprises Austin, Houston,...

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LEGION WELCOME AUSTIN ELITE RUGBY

LEGION WELCOME AUSTIN ELITE RUGBY

MATCH PREVIEW: LEGION WELCOME AUSTIN ELITE RUGBY TO TOWN FOR PRIMETIME TILT SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Legion will look to extend their point streak to three matches when they welcome Austin Elite Rugby to Torero Stadium on Sunday night. After handing the defending Major League Rugby champion Seattle Seawolves their first home loss of the 2019 season and just their second home loss in the last two seasons, the Legion (5-2-1) will look to build on that momentum back at home against an Elite (0-9) side that is trending upwards. BRING OUT THE BROOMS The Legion are looking for the season sweep over the Elite as Sunday night’s match...

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FLEET TICKET EXCHANGE

FLEET TICKET EXCHANGE

WITH THE UNFORTUNATE NEWS RELATED TO THE CLOSURE OF THE ALLIANCE OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL (AAF), INCLUDING OUR HOMETOWN SAN DIEGO FLEET, WE WANTED TO EXTEND OUR SUPPORT WITH AN EXCLUSIVE INVITATION. ALL SD FLEET FANS THAT ARE CURRENT TICKET HOLDERS CAN EXCHANGE THESE FOR A TICKET TO EXPERIENCE MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY. The San Diego Legion will honor all Fleet tickets issued for the April 14th game for entrance to one of the remaining Legion games this season. 04/07: vs. Austin Elite 04/20: vs. Glendale Raptors 06/02: vs. New Orleans Gold “It was great to finally have professional football back in San Diego,” said Ashley Otte, GM...

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OFFICIAL SAN DIEGO LEGION ROAD TRIP TO NOLA

OFFICIAL SAN DIEGO LEGION ROAD TRIP TO NOLA

JOIN US ON THE OFFICIAL SAN DIEGO LEGION ROAD TRIPTO NEW ORLEANS – MAY 10TH-12TH This exclusive 2-night package will give our most loyal fans and season ticket holders a chance to enjoy RUGBY and party LOUISIANA style! All interested fans can sign up for the trip on the form below. Your personal account executive will contact you directly for further registration details and payment. PACKAGES STARTING AT $399 + Friday and Saturday night hotel stay in a selected 4* hotel DOWNTOWN. All Legion season ticket holders and fans will be staying in the same hotel. Base pricing is based on...

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2ND ANNUAL YOGA ON THE PITCH

2ND ANNUAL YOGA ON THE PITCH

THIS SUNDAY!! BRING YOUR PRACTICE TO THE PITCH! The 2nd Annual Yoga on the Pitch takes place on April 7th 5:30-6:30PM. All participants will be entered to win a brand new @lululemon yoga mat  or a head to toe outfit fitting at lululemon Fashion Valley ! To purchase: CLICK HERE Already have your game tickets? Contact tickets@sdlegion.com to upgrade to Yoga on the Pitch or click the link below. To upgrade: CLICK HERE Join the San Diego Legion and, our supporting partners, for a unique yoga experience. Led by lululemon ambassador, Sophia Da Silva Hopson, this one hour session will take place on the same pitch that will...

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LEGION ON THE ROAD TO TEST SEAWOLVES

LEGION ON THE ROAD TO TEST SEAWOLVES

MATCH PREVIEW: DEFENDING MLR TITLE HOLDERS SEATTLE SEAWOLVES (5-2) HOST4-2-1 LEGION, SUNDAY AT 5PM SEATTLE – Defending Major League Rugby title holders Seattle Seawolves (5-2) host the 2019 reverse fixture against the San Diego Legion (4-2-1) Sunday, March 31, at Starfire Stadium. Three points ahead of the Legion in the League table, the Seawolves dropped the Week 2 meeting at Torero Stadium in a wet match more fit for the Pacific Northwest. The Week 10 match’s kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. PT, with the live broadcast available locally on Fox 5 and online on ESPN+. PUSH TO SHOVE Since the campaign’s first loss in San Diego and...

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ENTER THE LEGION MARCH MADNESS CONTEST

ENTER THE LEGION MARCH MADNESS CONTEST

CALLING ALL LEGION FANS! Cohort as one as we support college basketball and the coveted March Madness Tournament. Fans are encouraged to enter and compete for a chance to win prizes, Legion swag, and bragging rights. Go head-to-head against other sport enthusiasts, Legion front office members, and LEGION players! Rules: One bracket per entry, all brackets must be submitted by no later than Thursday, March 21st at 9:00am PST! Create your ESPN account for free on the espn.com website. ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN:   Grand Prize: Four tickets to April 20th, Four Tee’s, and Four Hat Second Place: Four tickets to April 20th, Four Tee’s Third Place:...

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LEGION, RAPTORS BATTLE TO A DRAW

LEGION, RAPTORS BATTLE TO A DRAW

DENVER – One of the best matches of Major League Rugby’s second season ended in a 28-28 draw. If Saturday night’s match between the San Diego Legion and Glendale Raptors was a boxing match, it was a 12-round brawl between two prizefighters. Both Glendale (3-2-2) and San Diego (4-2-1) had their chances to win the match, and each time the opponent countered with a big defensive stand, a try or by flipping the territory to completely turn the momentum around. Clinging to a seven-point lead in stoppage time, the Raptors defense, deep in their own territory, stuffed the Legion a handful of times in an...

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LEGION TRAVEL TO SNOWY DENVER TO FACE GLENDALE

LEGION TRAVEL TO SNOWY DENVER TO FACE GLENDALE

MATCH PREVIEW: 4-2 LEGION TO FACE 3-2-1 RAPTORS AT 6PM PST   DENVER – Winter has not subsided in Colorado, where the San Diego Legion (4-2) look to get back to winning ways against a strengthened Glendale Raptors (3-2-1) outfit Saturday, March 16, at Infinity Park. Just one point separates the two teams in the Major League Rugby standings, where the Legion are right behind the Week 8 hosts in fourth place. For those not expecting to brave the below-freezing temperatures in Colorado, Saturday’s match will be streamed live online at 9News.com. Live match updates will also be provided by the @SDLegion Twitter account. The Toronto Arrows snapped the four-match win...

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LEGION WIN STREAK ENDS WITH 20-27 UPSET

LEGION WIN STREAK ENDS WITH 20-27 UPSET

SAN DIEGO – Two quick strikes and a 24-0 second-half run by the Toronto Arrows (3-3) disappointed the home crowd at Torero Stadium as the San Diego Legion’s four-match win streak came to an end Sunday, 27-20. Holder of Major League Rugby’s best try-scoring defense through six weeks of play, the Legion (4-2) conceded three in 15 minutes in the second half after holding sway through the first 40 minutes. Captain Joe Pietersen converted both Legion tries and sent over a penalty goal and a drop goal to keep pace with the League’s top point scorers at 56. ~ “We certainly hurt ourselves with our lack of discipline that actually...

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JORDAN MANIHERA SIGNS WITH THE LEGION

JORDAN MANIHERA SIGNS WITH THE LEGION

SAN DIEGO – Kiwi blindside flanker (6) Jordan Manihera has signed a professional contract with the San Diego Legion of Major League Rugby. The 25-year-old wrapped up a 2018 Mitre 10 Cup promotion campaign with Waikato Rugby Union in October and has been integrated into the Legion system by the coaching staff throughout 2019. An Auckland native, Manihera is in contention for selection to the Week 7 matchup with the Toronto Arrows on March 10 at Torero Stadium. “I have enjoyed a solid week of training and am grateful for being coached under Rob Hoadley, Scott Murray, and Zack Test,” Manihera said....

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