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Former Saints Punter to be Honored at the GOLD Mine

April 9, 2021 - Major League Rugby (MLR) - NOLA Gold News Release

NEW ORLEANS, LA- On Saturday, April 10 former Saints punter and NFL Pro Bowler Thomas Morstead will take the ceremonial first kick before the Gold's match against the Austin Gilgronis.

Morstead was drafted fifth in the 2009 NFL draft and is now a free agent after playing with the Saints for the last 12 seasons. In 2010 Morstead completed the famous onside kick which led the Saints to win Super Bowl XLIV.

Thomas and his wife Lauren started "What You Give Will Grow" in 2014, and have raised over $3.5M for multiple charitable organizations across Southern Louisiana. Morstead says that although he is looking for a new team, New Orleans will always be his home.

NEW ORLEANS, LA-This Saturday, April 10 the NOLA Gold host their first double-header at the Gold Mine on Airline. Prior to the NOLA Gold's 3:30 pm matchup against the Austin Gilgronis, the Toronto Arrows will face off against the LA Giltinis at 12:30 pm. Fans who purchase tickets to the NOLA vs. Austin game may attend Toronto vs. LA at no extra cost.

After enjoying a BYE week, the NOLA Gold (1-0-1) who currently sit at third in the Eastern Conference, will take on the Austin Gilgronis (1-2-0) who are third in the Western Conference. The Gold will be playing without fly-half Robbie Coleman who suffered a season-ending ACL tear during the Gold's (51-28) victory over Rugby United New York.

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