Our Annual Commentary on FloRugby

USA men's rugby is back in action on July 1st. With it comes the return of FloRugby. FloRugby isn't a new topic here. The streaming home of USA Rugby has drawn universal revile. At a price of $30/month for occasionally spotty streaming, there's a reason why Twitter loves to hate it. The reasons why FloRugby … Continue reading Our Annual Commentary on FloRugby

Successful Gambling Would Dictate MLR Schedule Changes

The Major League Rugby schedule is a frequent source of discontent for fans. Successful implementation of gambling would (indirectly) resolve the issue. Much has been made about about the MLR scheduling games in competing time slots. With an average of 5.78 games per round, each game could be receive its own window, in theory. The … Continue reading Successful Gambling Would Dictate MLR Schedule Changes

3 Things: MLR Round 10

Each week brings too many story lines to cover in depth. 3 Things is our weekly feature to rectify that, taking a shallow dive into three story lines that deserve more coverage. LA Has Fully Returned When the Giltinis entered the MLR in 2021, they built a roster that was head and tails above the … Continue reading 3 Things: MLR Round 10

3 Things: League One Missing, 7s Returns, and NARL May Really Happen

After a weekend of Champions Cup rugby in Europe, we've made the weird choice to focus on rugby that you either couldn't see or that hasn't happened yet. You could call us 'unusual', 'odd', or simply 'strange'. However, we prefer the sitcom term 'quirky'. Anyway... Don't Pretend You Watch League One This Weekend None of … Continue reading 3 Things: League One Missing, 7s Returns, and NARL May Really Happen

‘Japan Rugby League One’ and Done on TRN?

Last week, The Rugby Network featured a pair of matches from the opening round of Japan Rugby League One’s season. The promise that they’d carry two games each weekend seems to be short lived. https://mobile.twitter.com/therugbynetwork/status/1479150346090029062 TRN was buzzing with League One content on social media after the initial round. The feedback was universally positive, and … Continue reading ‘Japan Rugby League One’ and Done on TRN?

MLR, EPL, and the Importance of Broadcast Deals

Nice screen ya got here! Every watch rugby on it? Major League Rugby is expected to announce new broadcast deals before the end of the year. With the original deals wrapped at the end of the 2021 season, it's worth thinking about the value of broadcast deals. Last week, the English Premier League signed a … Continue reading MLR, EPL, and the Importance of Broadcast Deals

MLR Kick Off Adds to Crowded Sports Calendar

If you weren't using The Rugby Network to watch Major League Rugby on demand, you'll want to sign up before February. Major League Rugby's return to a February kick off creates a tough situation in an overcrowded calendar. Round 1 starts the day after the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics. The Games continue through … Continue reading MLR Kick Off Adds to Crowded Sports Calendar

3 Things: Round 1

Every week in the MLR provides us with too much information to process over two game days. We'll be providing 3 immediate takeaways each week. Rugby is Back Games were rough (which we all saw coming). It was a 'skills' over 'tactics' weekend. Take the NOLA/DC match. New Orleans looked like the far better side, … Continue reading 3 Things: Round 1