MLR final: San Diego and New England seek to show American rugby potential
Season six of the US pro league ends on Saturday. Executives from the two finalists are bullish about what comes next
Fri 7 Jul 2023 03.00 EDTFollow Martin Pengelly
In rugby union, a team goes “coast to coast” when it runs from its own line to score a try at the far end of the field. In American rugby, the phrase – and the evocation of risky ambition – applies before kick-off to Saturday’s championship game, in which the New England Free Jacks will face the San Diego Legion.Debt collectors, dodgy turf and medical bills: the brutal realities of life in MLRRead more
At SeatGeek Stadium, outside Chicago, Major League Rugby final will set the beasts of the east against the best of the west, the winners first-time champions. MLR says it expects 10,000 fans.
New England finished the regular season 14&2, San Diego 15&1. Does that make San Diego favourites?