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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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RUGBY RULES EXPLAINED

RUGBY RULES EXPLAINED

  Rugby’s existence made its first debut in the town of Rugby, England, in the year 1823. Supposedly a man named William Webb Ellis was playing a casual game of association soccer, when he decided to pick up the ball and run with it toward the opposition’s goal line. The sport developed over time, leaving us with the Rugby Union, a full contact team sport traditionally played with 15 players on each side. ~ ~ ADVANTAGE LAW – Allows play to proceed after an infringement in the case of the non-offending team receiving an advantage. ATTACKING TEAM – The team in possession...

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LEGION/SABERCATS PRESEASON RECAP

LEGION/SABERCATS PRESEASON RECAP

~ TORERO STADIUM — San Diego Legion put on a strong show in their first home match against the Houston SaberCats on April 7, 2018, scoring two sweeping tries and keeping the powerful SaberCats set piece at bay for over an hour. Houston, playing their 11th preseason match to date, showed late-match stamina to take victory, but it was our team’s tenacity in the first 60 minutes that energized a boisterous legion of San Diego fans. A quick start for San Diego Legion put immediate pressure on Houston, forcing the SaberCats to concede a penalty in the third minute. San Diego fly-half, Tadhg Leader,...

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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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SABERCATS IN TOWN SATURDAY

SABERCATS IN TOWN SATURDAY

~ Be a part of San Diego sports history and join us for our Season Preview! Come watch our Pre Season home game vs. Houston SaberCats Rugby at Torero Stadium! Location: 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, California 92111 5PM Curtain Raiser with San Diego State University vs. California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) Beer Garden opens 7PM Kickoff Houston SaberCats Rugby vs San Diego Legion Giveaways, half-time fun and delicious eats will be served to fans of all ages. A ‘Meet and Greet’ with players will be hosted prior to kickoff, where fans will have an opportunity to get their SD Legion swag signed. Gather your friends and...

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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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WE ARE LEGION!

WE ARE LEGION!

  We’ve been training day in and day out. In the gym and on the field. We’re ready to compete. We’re ready to play. Together, we are Legion!    

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LEGION KITS UNVEILED

LEGION KITS UNVEILED

2018 SAN DIEGO LEGION HOME & AWAY KITS!    

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RUGBY 101 BY COACH ROB

RUGBY 101 BY COACH ROB

Coach Rob’s playing career started at London Irish in 1999, spending 5 seasons with the club and winning the Powergen Cup in 2002. In 2004 Hoadley moved away from London Irish to join rivals London Wasps. During his time at London Wasps the club won the 2004-05 Zurich Premiership, 2005–06 Anglo-Welsh Cup, 2006-07 Heineken Cup, 2007–08 Guinness Premiership.

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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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TRAINING HAS BEGUN!

TRAINING HAS BEGUN!

April marks the inaugural season for Major League Rugby in the United States. The past few weeks we’ve been training at the Exos facility and fields up in the Carlsbad area. Our intensive work on and off the field is preparing us for game one. We’ll see you there!

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