It’s now more than 20 months since the last game of PRO Rugby. Less than three weeks from now a new professional competition starts in the USA. Major League Rugby arrives with less games in its inaugural season but two more teams and five new States. Roughly a third of the 170-odd players who took part in PRO have signed up for MLR.
Glendale Raptors have the highest number with 12 former PRO participants plus former Sacramento coach Luke Gross. New Orleans Gold are next up with 11, followed by Austin Elite (10), Houston SaberCats (7) and San Diego Legion (7), Seattle Seawolves (6), and finally Utah Warriors who have the least with only two currently attached. MLR affilliate side Rugby United New York, who will join regular season play next season, have three in their current squad.