Major League Rugby Announces Three Expansion Teams

Major League Rugby Announces Three Expansion Teams

Last week, Major League Rugby (MLR) announced an expanded format for the 2020 season, with the addition of three new teams, a 2 conference system along with a revised playoff format that culminates in a final against Western and Eastern champions next June. The Glendale Raptors will be a part of the Western Conference, with Austin Elite, San Diego Legion,…

Glendale Raptors Re-Sign Ata Malifa

Glendale Raptors Re-Sign Ata Malifa

The Glendale Raptors have signed Ata Malifa for a second Major League Rugby season. The 33-year-old center is 5’11, and 205 pounds. Malifa was born in American Samoa but moved soon after to New Zealand. His family moved from New Zealand to Samoa at age 5 to care for his grandparents spending most of his early youth there. His family…

Glendale Raptors Major League Rugby team retain core of players for 2019 season, with an infusion of new talent on the horizon

Glendale Raptors Major League Rugby team retain core of players for 2019 season, with an infusion of new talent on the horizon

Just after the Raptor’s November break, Glendale completed their first round of player re-signings as they prepare for second season in the USA’s professional Major League Rugby competition. “We are pleased to announce the return of many of our players to the 2019 season,” Director of Rugby Mark Bullock said. “As always, we wish the best of luck to those players who…
World Rugby Combine expanded to boost high performance player development in the Americas

World Rugby Combine expanded to boost high performance player development in the Americas

World Rugby has announced the expansion of the World Rugby Combine project into the Americas with the strategic aim of accelerating the development of North and South America’s brightest emerging test rugby talent. Following the success of the 2018 Pacific Combine, which featured 30 players from Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, the ‘Americas Combine’ will take place from 21-28 October in…