Utah Warriors Information

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Utah Warriors
Utah Warriors rugby logo 2018.png
Union USA Rugby
Founded2017
Ground(s) Zions Bank Stadium
Herriman, Utah
CEOKimball Kjar
Coach(es) Chris Latham (Head)
Ben Nicholls (Assistant)
Shawn Pittman (Forwards)
Shaun Davies (Backs)
Sica Glauser (Trainer)
Mark Drown (Manager)
Brandon Sparks (Director of Rugby Operations)
Top scorer Tim O'Malley (134)
Most tries Tonata Lauti (10)
League(s) Major League Rugby
20198th place (regular season)
Team kit
Official website
warriorsrugby.com

The Utah Warriors are a professional rugby union team that competes in Major League Rugby, the top-level rugby competition in the United States that played its first season in 2018. [1] The team is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was founded in 2010 as Utah Warriors (Rugby Super League) and re-refounded in 2017 by Rugby Utah Ventures.

Home field

The Utah Warriors play at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah, which has a seating capacity of 5,000. [2] The adjacent training facility includes two full-sized indoor turf fields. The Warriors share the venue with Real Monarchs, a USL Championship team affiliated with Real Salt Lake. [3]

Broadcasts

2019 home games were shown on KMYU a CBS affiliate station owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group. Jarom Jordan and Jonny Linehan were the on air talent.

Sponsorship

Season Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2018-2019 XBlades Nui
2020–present Paladin Sports

Players and personnel

Current squad

The following players have been reported for Utah for the 2020 season: [4] [5]

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

Player Position Union
Ricky Tu'ihalangingie Hooker Tonga Tonga
Tyler Ringwood Hooker United States United States
Sama Malolo Hooker Australia Australia
Ratu Veremalua Vugakoto Hooker Fiji Fiji
Angus MacLellan Prop United States United States
Huluholo Mo'ungaloa Prop United States United States
Franco van den Berg Prop South Africa South Africa
Frikkie de Beer Prop South Africa South Africa
Kalolo Tuiloma Prop New Zealand New Zealand
Michael Payne Prop United States United States
Matthew Jensen Lock United States United States
Saia Uhila Lock Tonga Tonga
Jurie van Vuuren Lock South Africa South Africa
Viliame Puna Lock Fiji Fiji
Richard Stanford Flanker Australia Australia
Thomas Tu’avao Flanker United States United States
Charlie Hola Flanker United States United States
Caleb Meyer Flanker United States United States
Awara Elkington Flanker New Zealand New Zealand
Jackson Kaka Flanker United States United States
Lance Williams Flanker United States United States
Bailey Wilson Number 8 United States United States
John Cullen Number 8 United States United States
Player Position Union
Joseph Nicholls* Scrum-half Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Michael Baska Scrum-half United States United States
Dwayne Polataivao Scrum-half Samoa Samoa
Hagen Schulte Fly-half Germany Germany
Robbie Povey Fly-half Canada Canada
Jared Whippy Centre United States United States
Gannon Moore Centre United States United States
Calvin Whiting Centre United States United States
Blake Hohaia Centre New Zealand New Zealand
Tyler Fisher Centre South Africa South Africa
Fetuʻu Vainikolo Wing Tonga Tonga
Kendrick Scott Wing United States United States
Tonata Lauti Wing United States United States
James Vaifale Wing United States United States
Nolan Tuamoheloa Wing United States United States
Sione Tau’ataina Wing United States United States
Vatemo Ravouvou Fullback Fiji Fiji
Josh Whippy Fullback United States United States
  • Internationally capped players in bold
  • MLR teams are allowed to field up to five overseas players per match

* Players qualified to play for United States on dual nationality or residency grounds

Head coaches

Captains

Honorary members

  • Josh Pray (2019–present)

Records

Season standings

Year Pos Pld W D L F A +/− BP Pts   Playoffs
2018 4th 8 3 0 5 269 274 –5 10 22   Lost semi-final 21–34 to Glendale Raptors
2019 8th 16 2 2 12 381 517 −136 9 21   Did not qualify

Honors

2018 season

Date Opponent Home/Away Venue Location Result
March 30 Glendale Raptors° Home Rio Tinto Stadium Sandy, Utah Lost, 42–15
April 6 Ontario Arrows° Home Rio Tinto Stadium Sandy, Utah Lost, 24–20
April 20 Prairie Wolf Pack° Home Zions Bank Stadium Herriman, Utah Won, 80–12
April 29 San Diego Legion Away Torero Stadium San Diego, California Lost, 24–31
May 5 Glendale Raptors Home Zions Bank Stadium Herriman, Utah Lost, 29–36
May 11 Austin Elite Home Zions Bank Stadium Herriman, Utah Won, 41–22
May 20 Seattle Seawolves Away Starfire Stadium Seattle, Washington Lost, 30–41
May 26 Houston SaberCats Away Dyer Stadium Houston, Texas Won, 36–30
June 1 Austin Elite Away Round Rock Multipurpose Complex Austin, Texas Lost, 33–41
June 16 New Orleans Gold Home Zions Bank Stadium Herriman, Utah Lost, 43–46
June 23 Houston SaberCats Home Zions Bank Stadium Herriman, Utah Won, 31–27
June 30 Glendale Raptors°° Away Infinity Park Glendale, Colorado Lost, 21–34

° = Preseason game
°° = Playoff semifinal
     Matches won are colored green

2019 season

Exhibition

Date Opponent Home/Away Venue Result
October 13, 2018 Glendale Raptors Away Infinity Park Postponed
October 20, 2018 Glendale Raptors Home Postponed
January 12, 2019 Life West Home RSL Academy Indoor Field Won, 25–10
February 9, 2019 New England Free Jacks Home Zions Bank Training Center Won, 70–15

Regular season

Date Opponent Home/Away Venue Result
February 1 Austin Elite Away Dell Diamond Win, 17–9
February 17 San Diego Legion Away Torero Stadium Lost, 10–21
February 23 Glendale Raptors Home Zions Bank Stadium Draw, 26–26
March 2 New Orleans Gold Home Zions Bank Stadium Lost, 19–21
March 9 Rugby United New York Home Zions Bank Stadium Lost, 21–47
March 23 Houston SaberCats Away Constellation Field Lost, 27–29
March 30 Toronto Arrows Home Zions Bank Stadium Lost, 31–64
April 5 Seattle Seawolves Home Zions Bank Stadium Lost, 36–48
April 13 New Orleans Gold Away Gold Stadium Lost, 19–28
April 20 Rugby United New York Away MCU Park Lost, 22–24
April 27 Austin Elite Home Zions Bank Stadium Won, 35–19
May 4 Glendale Raptors Away Infinity Park Lost, 22–64
May 12 Toronto Arrows Away York Stadium Lost, 21–28
May 18 San Diego Legion Home Zions Bank Stadium Lost, 21–31
May 26 Seattle Seawolves Away Starfire Sports Draw, 27–27
June 1 Houston SaberCats Home Zions Bank Stadium Lost, 27–31

2020 season

On March 12, 2020, MLR announced the season would go on hiatus immediately for 30 days due the COVID-19 pandemic. [7]

Regular season

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
February 9 Rugby ATL Away Lost, 19–28
February 15 New England Free Jacks Home Won, 39–33
February 22 Austin Gilgronis Away Draw, 20–20
February 29 Colorado Raptors Away Lost, 14–22
March 7 Seattle Seawolves Away Won, 33–31
March 13 New Orleans Gold Home Postponed
March 27 San Diego Legion Home Postponed
April 4 Toronto Arrows Away Postponed
April 11 Houston SaberCats Away Postponed
April 18 Austin Gilgronis Home
April 25 Seattle Seawolves Home
May 3 Old Glory DC Away
May 8 Colorado Raptors Home
May 16 Rugby United New York Home
May 25 San Diego Legion Away
May 30 Houston SaberCats Home

See also

References

  1. ^ "MLR Notes: Utah announces name, Seattle picks venue". This is American Rugby. 2017-09-25. Archived from the original on 2017-09-26. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  2. ^ "Utah Warriors Announce Home Venue for the Major League Rugby Season". Utah Warriors. 2018-01-25. Archived from the original on 2018-02-05. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  3. ^ "Zions Bank Real Academy new home for Real Salt Lake development pyramid". Real Monarchs. May 24, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "2018 Major League Rugby – Utah Warriors". Americas Rugby News. 2018. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  5. ^ "MLR Off-Season Update – December 13, 2018". Americas Rugby News. 2018. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  6. ^ "Utah Warriors Names Alf Daniels Head Coach". djcoilrugby. 2017-10-18. Archived from the original on 2017-11-19. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  7. ^ Anonymous, "MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY SUSPENDS 2020 SEASON FOR 30 DAYS," www.majorleague.rugby, March 12, 2020 Retrieved March 14, 2020

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