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Support Legacy Laces  All Season Long

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 AND SD BLOOD BANK PARTNER IN MARCH

LEGION AND SD BLOOD BANK PARTNER IN MARCH

SAN DIEGO LEGION AND SAN DIEGO BLOOD BANK PARTNER TO GIFT BLOOD DONORS IN MARCH SAN DIEGO (March 1, 2019)–The San Diego Blood Bank and the San Diego Legion Major League Rugby Club are teaming up to give blood donors an opportunity to experience San Diego’s new rugby team in action. Starting on March 6 and while supplies last, anyone who donates blood at any San Diego Blood Bank donor center will receive a voucher which can be redeemed for a complimentary pair of tickets to the Legion’s “Give Blood, Get Rugby” home game at Torero Stadium at on April 7. “We are proud to partner...

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NIKE LEGION RUGBY CAMPS, SAN DIEGO

NIKE LEGION RUGBY CAMPS, SAN DIEGO

IMPROVE YOUR GAME AND HAVE SERIOUS FUN AT NIKE RUGBY CAMPS       Watch Video ⟶ Join some of the most dedicated rugby coaches and players this country has to offer at our youth rugby camp in San Diego, CA. Our experienced staff of current and former professional and national team players provides top-notch training for seasoned and new players alike. New in 2019, Nike Rugby Camps is joining forces with San Diego Legion to provide our campers the chance to train with some of the nation’s top rugby talent. Led by veteran Nike Camp Director, Ethan Willis, and Legion Academy Director,...

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RYAN MATYAS RE-SIGNS WITH LEGION

RYAN MATYAS RE-SIGNS WITH LEGION

~ We are excited to announce the re-signing of US National Team member @ryanmatyas1 back to our #squad. We’re only 40 days away from the opening game against @rugbyunitedny and Ryan and crew are getting fired up for the season.

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MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY 2019 SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY 2019 SCHEDULE

~ SALT LAKE CITY Major League Rugby (MLR) announced today the 2019 season schedule will be released Wednesday, November 7. The announcement comes shortly after the recent addition of the Toronto Arrows, who will compete in year two of MLR. “We’re pleased to release our 2019 schedule,” said Major League Rugby Commissioner, Dean Howes. “The pace and delivery will be unmatched as nine elite teams take the pitch in January to compete over the course of 19 weeks.” The excitement launches the weekend of January 26 with a thrilling repeat of the MLR Championship: Glendale at Seattle. The Seawolves edged the...

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2018 SAN DIEGO LEGION MLR INAUGURAL SEASON RECAP

2018 SAN DIEGO LEGION MLR INAUGURAL SEASON RECAP

~ It ain’t about how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward…’ – Rocky Balboa Thank you for a great inaugural season, San Diego. We’re amped to have made it this far; it is ONLY the beginning. More importantly, we are proud to have been a part of the first season of Major League Rugby and excited to see the strides made for professional rugby in the United States. For more information on the MLR Championship Game hosted here in San Diego, scroll down. Check...

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OFFICIAL WATCH PARTIES IN SAN DIEGO

OFFICIAL WATCH PARTIES IN SAN DIEGO

~ We made it to Major League Rugby Championship Series, San Diego! Finishing the regular season in MLR’s #3 seed, San Diego Legion is heading to the MLR Playoffs, a doubleheader, single-elimination event that will kickoff on Saturday, June 30 in Glendale, CO at Infinity Park. San Diego Legion takes on the Seattle Seawolves (#2 seed team) beginning at 4 p.m. PT, and official watch parties will be showing the match throughout San Diego. Show your support by sporting your Legion gear and enjoy special food & beverage specials specifically for America’s Finest Fans. MLR PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE: Semifinal 1, 4 p.m. PDT, Infinity Park: Seattle Seawolves vs. San Diego Legion Semifinal 2, 6:30 p.m. PDT,...

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SAN DIEGO LEGION SECURES A SPOT IN THE INAUGURAL MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

SAN DIEGO LEGION SECURES A SPOT IN THE INAUGURAL MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

~ San Diego takes on the Seattle Seawolves, June 30, for postseason match SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 27, 2018) – San Diego is making sports history! Major League Rugby (MLR) launched its inaugural season in the United States this year, with San Diego Legion making big moves for the newly-formed professional sports league and American Rugby. Finishing the regular season in MLR’s #3 seed, San Diego Legion has secured a spot in the MLR Championship Series. This grand, first-ever event will kickoff with the MLR Playoffs on Saturday, June 30 in Glendale, CO at Infinity Park. San Diego Legion will take on the Seattle Seawolves (#2 seed team)...

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WELCOME NEW PLAYERS!

WELCOME NEW PLAYERS!

~ Back in May, USA Rugby announced some very exciting news for San Diego Legion and the rugby community at large. Seven of our very own players were selected to play with the USA Men’s Eagles team. In light of this, Coach Rob Hoadley adjusted the roster and brought in some talented players to fill these gaps. Now, San Diego Legion invites you to welcome some new players as we strive to earn a position in the Major League Rugby Championship Series! Below are some of team’s newest players: FAKAOSI PIFELETI Hometown: Longolongo, Tonga Played for: Saracens Prop PAT O’TOOLE Hometown: Louisburgh,...

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LEGION PLAYERS TO JOIN USA EAGLES

LEGION PLAYERS TO JOIN USA EAGLES

~ On May 8, USA Rugby shared some very exciting news for the San Diego Legion community and beyond. This summer, seven of our very own players (see full list below) will be competing with the USA Men’s Eagles team. This is an incredible honor. First and foremost, we extend a HUGE congratulation to each team member that was selected for this international match. Thanks to their talent, hard work, and leadership, they will be representing the USA and San Diego Legion on a global stage. Our team, specifically led by Head Coach Rob Hoadley, is committed to building a world-class rugby...

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LEGION DEFEAT HOUSTON

LEGION DEFEAT HOUSTON

~ Friday night’s thriller at Torero Stadium was a spectacle to behold. With a raucous crowd ready to throw off the stresses of the work week, the stage was set for a match that would become an instant San Diego Legion classic. Long before San Diego drove over the try-line in the final seconds, the Houston SaberCats raced off to a quick 10-0 lead, stunning the crowd to silence. The home fans’ spirit returned quickly, as San Diego shored their defensive line and countered quickly. Our team’s breakthrough came thanks to some beautiful plays between centers JP du Plessis (#12)...

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A LETTER FROM OUR GM

A LETTER FROM OUR GM

DEAR SAN DIEGO LEGION FANS, Tomorrow is a very exciting day for San Diego Legion, as we make our national TV debut on CBS Sports Network. On behalf of the squad, coaching staff and front office, thank you for being a part of the inaugural season of Major League Rugby. We are all thrilled to make professional sports history and join America’s Finest City. Last Sunday, home opener game attendees had an opportunity to witness a very exciting, competitive match against the Utah Warriors, and we appreciate all the support in cheering us on to our first regular-season victory! We look forward...

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HOW TO WATCH THE LEGION 2018 SEASON

HOW TO WATCH THE LEGION 2018 SEASON

  ~   San Diego Legion & Major League Rugby are joining forces with different media partners and making it easier for fans to watch the team’s inaugural season. Whether on the road or playing at their home turf in Torero Stadium, here are all the ways to watch San Diego Legion: Cable Subscribers: Channel 4 San Diego or CBS Sports Network; check your local listings. Satellite Subscribers: CBS Sports Network or ESPN3 (access the ESPN app on your TV/mobile device, select your provider and stream live content for any game); check your local listings. Online: U.S. residents may live stream all games...

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MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY AND CBS SPORTS NETWORK ANNOUNCE TELEVISION PARTNERSHIP

MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY AND CBS SPORTS NETWORK ANNOUNCE TELEVISION PARTNERSHIP

~ First National TV Partnership in Domestic Professional Rugby Major League Rugby (MLR) and CBS Sports Network today announced an exclusive, multi-year television partnership. CBS Sports Network will televise the inaugural season of the new start-up league beginning in April, 2018, marking the first national television partnership in the history of American professional rugby. CBS Sports Network will televise a 13-game package with 10 weeks of regular season coverage – highlighted by a Major League Rugby Game of the Week – and two weeks of postseason coverage in 2018, including the semifinals and the first MLR Championship Game. “We look forward...

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FIRST EVER VICTORY FOR LEGION

FIRST EVER VICTORY FOR LEGION

AUSTIN, TX — The San Diego Legion made the most of their first-ever rugby match yesterday by earning a 32-24 win over the Austin Elite. Going on the road proved fruitful for the Legion who, despite a mid-match rally from the Elite, put on a four try display to score their first victory of the preseason. An attritional opening few minutes gave San Diego time to ease into the contest and find their feet. An early attack into Austin’s half saw the Elite pinged for infringement, giving Legion fly-half Tadhg Leader his first opportunity to kick for goal. Leader capitalized on...

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RUGBY DEFINED: WHAT’S A SCRUM

RUGBY DEFINED: WHAT’S A SCRUM

A scrum (short for scrummage) is a method of restarting play in rugby that involves players packing closely together with their heads down and attempting to gain possession of the ball. A scrum is formed by the players who are designated forwards binding together in three rows. The scrum then ‘engages’ with the opposition team so that the players’ heads are interlocked with those of the other side’s front row. The scrum-half from the team that did not infringe then throws the ball into the tunnel created in the space between the two sets of front rowers’ legs. Both teams may then try to...

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