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Major League Rugby Team, New England Free Jacks, Get a Tour from Forrest Griffin at UFC


This week, Major League Rugby team, The New England Free Jacks, received a tour by Forrest Griffin and worked out with UFC Fighters at the UFC Performance Center. Professional Rugby returns to Las Vegas for the 11th year as Major League Rugby (MLR) will play five of the 2020 regular season matches in Las Vegas as part of the Major League Rugby Vegas Weekend, Feb. 15 – 16 at Sam Boyd Stadium. 

Major League Rugby Team, New England Free Jacks, Get a Tour from Forrest Griffin at UFC

“We know that Las Vegas and rugby go well together. We wanted to give our fans the opportunity to support their team on the road and take in a whole weekend of MLR action, all under the bright lights of Vegas. We can’t wait for February,” said MLR Commissioner, Dean Howes.

Major League Rugby Team, New England Free Jacks, Get a Tour from Forrest Griffin at UFC

The official MLR Vegas Weekend schedule:

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020

  • Utah Warriors vs New England Free Jacks at 11:30 a.m.
  • Rugby United New York vs Austin Herd at 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020

  • Toronto Arrows vs Houston SaberCats at 11:30 a.m.
  • San Diego Legion vs Glendale Raptors at 3:00 p.m.

The full MLR 2020 regular season schedule can be found here.

Major League Rugby Team, New England Free Jacks, Get a Tour from Forrest Griffin at UFC

“We are excited to bring rugby back to Las Vegas again in 2020 with the MLR Vegas Weekend and the Vegas Invitational Rugby Tournament. The weekend will include all the big hits, excitement, culture and costume dress that rugby delivers, along with some of the greatest international super stars and recent World Cup participants,” said President of Emersion Entertainment, Rob Cornelius. “The event provides such a great value for a full day experience, the MLR Vegas Weekend is one not to miss.”

Major League Rugby Team, New England Free Jacks, Get a Tour from Forrest Griffin at UFC

Tickets for the MLR Vegas Weekend at Sam Boyd Stadium can be purchased online at UNLV Tickets.  Single day tickets for MLR Vegas Weekend start at $20 with multi-day packages starting at $35. Tickets for youth ages 4 – 14 are $10 for single day and start at $15 for multi-day packages. Children three and under are free.  Group tickets and VIP packages are available by contacting [email protected]. MLR has also secured special rates for team and fan hotels to maximize their stay in Las Vegas. Hotel room rates and packages can be found here. For more information on MLR Vegas Weekend visit www.emersionsports.com.

Emersion Sports & Entertainment is an all-encompassing Entertainment Production and Business Development company. Based in the USA, in the entertainment capital Las Vegas, Nevada, the company develops and delivers high-quality world-class events across a myriad of sports and entertainment products.

Major League Rugby is a professional rugby league that is entering its third season (2020) and represents the highest level of competition in North America. The league evolved from 7 teams in 2018 to 12 teams in 2020, featuring 11 from the United States and one from Canada distributed across an Eastern and Western Conference. The competition follows a league plus knockout format where teams play 16 regular season matches for a chance to advance to the playoffs. Matches are broadcast on CBS Sports Network, Facebook Live (for international viewers) and on different platforms in each local market.  MLR prides itself on its incredible athletes, the passionate community behind them, and its strong values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition.