Major League Rugby Side With Draw From The Competition

Major League Rugby Side With Draw From The Competition

The Colorado Raptors stint in Major League Rugby (MLR) is over.

The team, which was a founding member of the league in 2018, announced the news on Thursday.


The full statement reads as follows:

It is with a heavy heart that we tell you all that the Colorado Raptors will be withdrawing from Major League Rugby effective May 2, 2020. While we would have preferred to go out with a huge celebration honoring both players and fans, the sudden end of the season due to the COVID-19 health crisis has made that impossible.

Glendale has been supportive of Major League Rugby since the moment of its inception, and we certainly wish the League every success. But we believe that our greater responsibility lies in the development of American players who can go on to win the World Cup for the United States.


Glendale is RugbyTown USA, and we will always have a huge stake in the sport of rugby; this decision doesn’t change that. Thank you for your support of the Colorado Raptors, and please continue to be fans of all rugby that is played at Infinity Park. When we get to the other side of this health crisis, and we WILL get to the other side, the party’s at our place!!

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