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Rugby Recap: San Diego Legion's undefeated 2020 season


The 2020 Major League Rugby season was truly one for the San Diego sports history book, as San Diego Legion finished as the only undefeated team in its league. 

Want to relive all the excitement and action-packed matches from 2020? Scroll down and check out the video highlights, final scores and who was named Man of the Match for each game. 

We'll kick things off with our first match against the reigning MLR Champions Seattle Seawolves. Some called this a rematch of the 2019 MLR Championship game, yet the ending this time around proved to be in our favor...

Final score: 33-24, San Diego Legion
Man of the Match, chosen by CBS Sports commentators: Nate Augspurger

For the second match of 2020, Legion hit the road to Las Vegas, NV for MLR Vegas Weekend. We took on Colorado Raptors Rugby at Sam Boyd Stadium. 

Final score: 49-22, San Diego Legion
Man of the Match, chosen by TV commentators: Nate Augspurger

Embarking on its inaugural Major League Rugby season, the New England Free Jacks traveled to America’s Finest City for the first time this year. Our team showed 'em how its done and clinched a thrilling win over the MLR newcomers. 

Final score: 30-21, San Diego Legion
Man of the Match, chosen by FS2 commentators: Psalm Wooching

Legion's fourth match of the season took place in New Orleans, LA, where our team took on NOLA Gold. After a hard-fought 80 minutes, Legion was victorious for the fourth week in a row.

Final score: 30-21, San Diego Legion
Man of the Match, chosen by NOLA Gold coachesMa'a Nonu

During the fifth week of Major League Rugby, Legion defeated Rugby United New York and became the only team in MLR with a perfect standing. 

Final score: 24-20
Man of the Match, chosen by TV commentators: Josh Furno

 

While the season was abruptly cut short due to the global COVID-19 crisis, there is much to celebrate, thanks to our passionate fans & community partners. We are committed to coming back in 2021, stronger than ever. We are Legion strong! 🏉


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