Glendale Raptors Host Houston SaberCats Friday
GLENDALE, Colo. - The Glendale Raptors host the Houston Sabercats on Friday, June 8 at Infinity Park. In attendance will be local Denver media and Major League Rugby personnel, in addition to members of the Raptors owners group and key investors and sponsors of Major League Rugby.
WHAT: Professional rugby has arrived in the United States. The Friday evening event begins at 5pm with the Raptors Fan Zone, which features a live DJ, rugby-themed activities, our featured Colorado brewery Odyssey Beerwerks, and local food trucks.
Rudi the Raptor, the team's mascot, will also be in attendance, as will players and coaches providing rugby 101 instruction, exclusive X-Blades apparel available from the O'Brien Rugby shop, and the opportunity for fans to receive autographs following the match.
For each home game, the Raptors provide special access and space for media, featuring snacks and drinks, as well as post-game access to players and coaches in the media room. For information about obtaining a credential, visit the Raptors online Press Room . Friday's game kicks off at 7pm Mountain Time.
WHEN: Friday, June 8, 2018. The Raptors take on the Houston Sabercats at 7pm MT.
WHERE: Infinity Park Stadium, 4599 East Tennessee Avenue, Glendale, Colorado 80246. See parking and stadium maps below.
WHO: The Glendale Raptors face the Houston Sabercats in a professional rugby match. Celebrating more than ten years of rugby success, the Raptors have exploded onto the American professional rugby scene - holding MLR's only undefeated record through the first six weeks of play, and sitting firmly atop the league standings throughout the same period. In attendance will be local media, Major League Rugby personnel, sponsors, and members of the Raptors owners group. A founding member team in the nation's professional rugby league, Major League Rugby, the Raptors' final regular season home game is June 16 against the Seattle Seawolves.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Raptors winger/fullback Harley Davidson is a player to watch. Originally from Idaho, Davidson played for Life University and has proven invaluable to the Glendale side in the inaugural professional season. In addition to having the best name in American rugby, commentator Dan Power asserted that Davidson is, pound for pound, one of the hardest players in the league to tackle.
WHY: The Raptors look to defend the only undefeated record in Major League Rugby.
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