Do Houston have a problem??


Major League Rugby hit Houston in the inaugural season in 2018. The SaberCats finished 7th of the regular season standings, winning just one game against local rivals, Austin Elite. The team contains Internationally-capped stars from the United States, Uruguay and Germany, however it is Fiji’s Olympic 7s Gold Medal winning captain, Osea Kolinisau who is the stand out name on the SaberCats roster. The SaberCats will be hoping for better fortune in this upcoming season as they prepare to move into their purpose built stadium, Aveva Stadium.


Brian Colona – President, Houston SaberCats

“MLR had a great inaugural season in 2018 on which we will build in 2019.  It’s a heck of a grind as we try to find and reach our fan base, work to build our team and the League, attract sponsors, sell tickets, contract with TV producers / broadcasters, etc…etc…

And for the SaberCats, we’re in the process of building a $15 million-dollar stadium on top of everything else.  This is a huge financial commitment given that this is a completely unproven sports at this level in the US but we’ve got a supportive ownership, a talented team and coaching staff, and a dedicated staff – so we’re all in!!!

We’re getting lessons in so many things it’s a bit overwhelming most days, but we played an exhibition match and even though we lost 14-10 to arch rivals Austin Elite – we were reminded of why we do it.”

2018 Standings

Regular Season – 7th

Playoffs – Did Not Participate


2018 Top Scorers

Overall Points – Sam Windsor – 103

Top Tries – Josua Vici & Osea Kolinisau – 5


2019 Houston SaberCats Fixtures

26 January 2019 Austin Elite Away
09 February 2019 San Diego Legion Away
22 February 2019 Toronto Arrows Home
02 March 2019 Rugby United New York Home
10 March 2019 Seattle Seawolves Away
16 March 2019 New Orleans Gold Home
23 March 2019 Utah Warriors Home
06 April 2019 Glendale Raptors Away
12 April 2019 Seattle Seawolves Home
21 April 2019 Toronto Arrows Away
27 April 2019 San Diego Legion Home
05 May 2019 Rugby United New York Away
11 May 2019 Glendale Raptors Home
18 May 2019 New Orleans Gold Away
25 May 2019 Austin Elite Home
01 June 2019 Utah Warriors Away

Houston SaberCabs Info

Head Coach – Justin Fitzpatrick

Stadium – Constellation Field – 4,000cap (Aveva Stadium coming soon!)






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