Rugby returned to Sugar Land as the Houston SaberCats opened their preseason schedule with a 14-10 loss to the Austin Elite last Friday at Constellation Field. The SaberCats scored first as Zach Pangelinan scored a try at the 30:22 mark. The conversion kick was no good and Houston had a 5-0 lead. The rest of the first half saw both teams come close to scoring but both … [Read more...] about Austin Elite beat the Houston SaberCats 14-10
Major League Rugby is returning to Sugar Land as the Houston SaberCats plan to play five matches at Constellation Field, beginning Friday. The team recently announced it would return to Constellation Field, home of the minor league baseball team Sugar Land Skeeters, because its new home, AVEVA Stadium, is still under construction. “Due to poor weather conditions, the new … [Read more...] about Rugby returns to Constellation Field
The Houston SaberCats fought hard but came up short against the Uruguay national team, 32-24. Uruguay is ranked 18th in the world and has to beat Canada in a home and home series to be invited to the World Cup to be held in Japan in 2019. The SaberCats, one of just a few club teams given an opportunity to play a national team, started out slow. Josua Vici was given a yellow … [Read more...] about SaberCats fall short against Uruguay, 32-24
The Houston SaberCats open their inaugural exhibition season with a game against the Seattle Saracens of the British Columbia Rugby Union on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. The SaberCats will be a member of Major League Rugby which includes the Austin Elite Rugby, Glendale (Colo.) Raptors, NOLA (New Orleans) Gold, San Diego Legion, Seattle Seawolves … [Read more...] about Are you ready for some Rugby?
If you combined soccer, football and that old playground favorite, kill the guy with the ball, you would come close to describing rugby. The key features of the game are: Rugby has two 40-minute halves and no stoppage or injury time. The winner is the team with the most points after 80 minutes. The field is 100-meters long by 75-meters wide. There are two … [Read more...] about It’s not football, so what is this game?