Written by: Adam McQueen Fireworks. Tailgating. ‘Saberkitten’ cheerleaders. Oh, and there was also a rugby game! The Houston Sabercats pre-season opener against CDI Premier League side Seattle Saracens truly proved that everything is bigger in Texas, as the MLR franchise marched to a comprehensive 50-7 victory in front of a sold-out Constellation Field.   While the on-field dominance against an amateur setup was to be expected, what really caught the eye was an electric atmosphere of 5,300 fans descending upon Sugar Land, Texas, to catch a glimpse of the newest professional sport in town. The Sabercats organization did not disappoint, promoting both themselves and the sport as...
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Written By: Mark Janzen If you follow @rugbybender on Instagram, you already know that Garrett Bender’s hand walking days have returned. Followers can celebrate. The future will be entertaining.   A post in mid-December from the rugby-playing Olympian, who last represented USA Rugby in the 2016 Summer Olympics,  showed off his burgeoning efforts while in Minnehaha Falls. A month earlier, another post saw him hand walking the Stone Arch Bridge in his hometown of Minneapolis.   In a way, he’s back. In another way, he’s not quite.   “I’m still in the ‘walking around trying not to eat sh*t phase,’” he says with a laugh.   The December walkabout somewhat emphasized his point.   Yet,...
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Written By: Chris Perotte Winter Will Not Keep Us Away  Snow covers the ground; the air is crisp. The wind blows a blast of cold blistering breeze that sends chills all over our bodies. The temperature is minus 21 but with the wind chill it feels like minus 31. Not the kind of weather conducive to play rugby in. Or is it?  If you are a lover of rugby and don’t want to stop playing rugby just because the winter season has arrived, then Canada Touch Rugby is the avenue for you. Canada Touch Rugby is an indoor rugby league that...
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