MLR’s Window for Expansion is Shrinking

July is nearly over. Any chance for MLR expansion in 2023 appears to be facing the same reality. When MLR Commissioner George Killebrew acknowledged that potential expansion bids in Chicago and St. Louis might not be able be accepted in time for 2023, it should've made bigger waves. (There was a little skirmish involving two … Continue reading MLR’s Window for Expansion is Shrinking

Someone Should Break the Bank for Christian Wade

Its rare for an elite rugby talent to be available in the USA. Both the MLR and USA Rugby should be aggressive in keeping him around. England capped wing Christian Wade is exploring his next move. Wade spent the last three years with the NFL's Buffalo Bills as he attempted to flip codes. After being … Continue reading Someone Should Break the Bank for Christian Wade

Saint Louis Knights Plotting MLR Expansion Bid

After years of speculation, a Midwestern Major League Rugby franchise could be on the horizon. A Saint Louis-based group wants in the MLR. It could get its wish. A Saint Louis group is not a new revelation. Internet chatter is as old as the league itself, while Commissioner George Killebrew identified Saint Louis as a … Continue reading Saint Louis Knights Plotting MLR Expansion Bid

Every Expansion Team Should Call Scott Lawrence

Scott Lawrence took Rugby ATL from an expansion team in the shortened 2020 season to an Major League Rugby Final in 2021. Could he replicate that success with another expansion side? After Lawrence abruptly resigned from Atlanta nine days ago, the instant assumption was that Dallas would do everything in their power to sign him. … Continue reading Every Expansion Team Should Call Scott Lawrence

How Many Teams Will Join MLR 2023?

Update: RFT is actively tracking a bid by the Saint Louis Knights to join Major League Rugby. The 2022 MLR season will see Dallas field the league's 13th team. 2023 could see even more growth. Somewhat overlooked in the mess around schedule dropping was a piece in the Sports Business Journal concerning the MLR's growth. … Continue reading How Many Teams Will Join MLR 2023?