PRO Rugby Weekend Review: Stampede Secures Title Shot, Breakers Slump Continues

The first season of PRO Rugby is firmly in its final stretch now. Week 16’s championship clash between the Ohio Aviators and Denver Stampede is on the horizon but before that we have two weeks of what ultimately amounts to exhibition play. Ohio’s two consecutive bye weeks means that Denver is the only team in play that still has a shot at the title and the only thing on the line for them is the number of standings points they will have heading into week 16. While Denver works on…

PRO Rugby Weekend Review: Ohio, Denver Close In on Title Fight

The chances of the week 16 match between the Ohio Aviators and the Denver Stampede becoming a de facto final took a few steps forward this week. The other teams had been taken care of for the most part, with Sacramento and San Francisco already officially eliminated and San Diego’s championship hopes dependent on very unlikely collapses from both the Aviators and the Stampede. All that’s left for the top two sides is to determine how many points they’ll have heading into the final weekend of the season and what…

PRO Rugby Weekend Review: Denver Tops The Table at Season’s Midpoint

Sunday’s top of the table clash between Denver and San Diego may have been the most highly touted match since the league’s debut and it certainly didn’t fail to live up to expectations. San Diego was within reach of first place going into the match while Denver fought to keep their spot on top of the standings as well as keeping their record unblemished. The result was a spectacle of pure aggression with a few key plays ultimately shifting the outcome.

Evaluating PRO Rugby Through The First Round-Robin

The first five weeks of PRO Rugby are in the books and each team has faced one another thanks to some tidy scheduling. The schedule doesn’t stay so even for the remainder of the season as the league tiptoes around the June international window, but one time through is enough to give us a basic idea of where each team stands.

Latest PRO Rugby Roster Updates and Rumors

The supposed day of PRO Rugby’s roster announcement has come, but there was no announcement to be found. Outside of sharing a story from The Guardian, the league’s Facebook page was peculiarly silent compared to the flurry of announcements last week. I can think of a number of reasons for a possible delay, as things get messy when you are dealing with around 150 different contracts. It was mentioned in the comments yesterday that the league will be re-launching their website shortly; perhaps the rosters will come with that re-launch.…

Roster Day Eve: What We Know So Far About PRO Rugby’s Players

According to a reply from PRO Rugby on their Facebook page, the rosters for the five teams will be unveiled tomorrow. They have managed to play this close to the vest so far, only beginning to release a few of the bigger names in the past week, but a smattering of reports and social media posts have revealed the makeup of about a fifth of the league’s inaugural roster. Here is a compilation of those connections sorted by team, with some additional details about the players.