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Glendale Raptors
Glendale Raptors
Glendale Raptors logo.png
Founded 2007 [1]
Location Glendale, Colorado, United States
Infinity Park
David Williams
Major League Rugby
Official website
glendaleraptors.com

The Glendale Raptors is a professional rugby union team based Glendale, an enclave of Denver, Colorado.[1][2] The team competes in Major League Rugby.[1][3]

Home field

The team plays at Infinity Park,[4] the first rugby-specific, municipally-owned stadium in the United States.[5]

Schedule

The 2018 schedule for the Glendale Raptors:

Date Opponent Home/Away Result Score
03.10.2018 NOLA Gold ° Home W 38-14
03.30.2018 Utah Warriors ° Away W 42-15
04.07.2018 NYAC ° Away W 35-22
04.21.2018 Austin Elite Rugby Home W 41-26
04.28.2018 Seattle Seawolves Away W 19-15
05.05.2018 Utah Warriors Away W 36-29
05.13.2018 San Diego Legion Home W 31-27
06.03.2018 NOLA Gold Away W 41-10
06.08.2018 Houston SaberCats Home W 37-24
06.16.2018 Seattle Seawolves Home W 33-11
06.23.2018 San Diego Legion Away

° = Preseason Game

Current squad

Player signings for the 2018 season:[6][7]

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

  • Senior 15's internationally capped players in bold
  • Players qualified to play for United States on dual nationality or residency grounds*
  • MLR teams are allowed to field up to five overseas players per match

Head coach

See also

  • Glendale Merlins - known as the Raptors until 2017, when the name was reserved for the Major League Rugby team.
  • Denver Stampede - the now defunct PRO Rugby team that played at Infinity Park in Glendale during 2016.

References

  1. ^ a b c "Major League Rugby, featuring Colorado team, signs TV deal with CBS". Denver Business Journal. 2017-10-10. Archived from the original on 2018-02-01. 
  2. ^ a b "City of Glendale made rugby its brand, a move that's paying off with a professional team". The Denver News. 2017-06-02. Archived from the original on 2018-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Major League Rugby nears kick-off as next attempt to make US a union power". The Guardian. UK. 2017-11-17. Archived from the original on 2017-11-19. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "Glendale Raptors announce 2018 schedule". 9 News. 2017-12-01. Archived from the original on 2018-02-01. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ http://www.rainbird.com/documents/turf/site_InfinityPark-GlendaleCO.pdf
  6. ^ "Glendale Raptors Announce Team, Coaches, & Ticket Sales". djcoilrugby. 2018-01-29. Archived from the original on 2018-02-05. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Glendale Raptors Major League Rugby Players". Glendale Raptors. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "Glendale Raptors Coaches and Staff". Glendale Raptors. Retrieved . 

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