Glendale Raptors to Host Season's Penultimate Game

June 11, 2018 - Major League Rugby (MLR) - Glendale Raptors News Release

GLENDALE, Colo. - The inaugural season of American professional rugby is entering the final two weeks of the first Major League Rugby season: the Glendale Raptors host the Seattle Seawolves on Saturday, June 16 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.

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 . Saturday's game kicks off at 7pm Mountain Time.

WHAT: As the inaugural season of Major League Rugby draws to a close, the Glendale Raptors compete in their final home game of the regular season. The Saturday evening event begins at 5pm with the Raptors Fan Zone: a tailgate-style pregame party featuring a live DJ, rugby-themed activities, a featured Colorado brewery, and local food trucks.

Rudi the Raptor, the team's mascot, will 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.WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 2018. The Raptors take on the Seattle Seawolves at 7pm MT.

WHERE: 4599 East Tennessee Avenue, Glendale, Colorado 80246. See parking and stadium maps below.

WHO: Ranked number one and number two in the Major League Rugby standings, the Glendale Raptors face the Seattle Seawolves in a professional rugby match that is sure to capture rugby fan's attention. 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 at Saturday's game 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, this weekend's match is the Raptors last home game of the regular season.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Don't blink, or you might miss Glendale flyhalf Mika Kruse. Elevated from the Glendale Raptors Rugby Academy, the soft-spoken 19-year-old has made plenty of noise on the pitch this season. The California native might be young, but his explosive, elusive play is a portent of exceptional talent and the bright future of American rugby.

WHY: The Raptors look to defend the only undefeated record in Major League Rugby. For more information, visit https://www.glendaleraptors.com, or contact Diana Anderson at (303) 475-0038 or diana@glendalerugby.com.

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