Austin Gilgronis 

Area Sports Suspended to Abate COVID-19, March 12, 2020

Professional and collegiate sports ground to a halt as the nation attempts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  This is a summary of what is affected locally: American Hockey League (Texas Stars) – remainder of season cancelled. Circuit of the Americas – MotoGP postponed, IndyCar Classic <more>

Major League Rugby Returns but by a Different Name, February 9, 2020

Since the end of last season the Austin Elite underwent two name changes and a change of ownership.  Some things have changed, but much appears to have stayed the same.  The 2019 Austin Elite went 0-16 on the season.  The 2020 Austin Gilgronis extended that winless record in their season-opening match against the Toronto Arrows.  <more>

Elite Start Strong but Fade, March 16, 2019

The Austin Elite Rugby (0-7) club took on the Seattle Seawolves (5-2) at the Dell Diamond on Saturday evening. The Seawolves, currently in second place in Major League Rugby (MLR), won the championship last year.  The Elite, who made the playoffs last season, are currently in the MLR cellar.  <more>

USA Eagles out-last Team Brazil February 23, 2019

The Americas Rugby Championship (ARC) came to the Dell Diamond matching the USA Eagles versus Brazil. The USA rolled over Brazil in the first half, leading by a many as 19 points.  A come-from-behind surge by Team Brazil fell short and the USA Eagles held on to win 33-28.   This was the first meeting of the two teams.  <more>

Elite Fall to Unrelenting Legion,February 22, 2019

The Austin Elite (0-5) mounted a valiant defense against the San Diego Legion (4-1) but ultimately collapsed under the continued pounding.  The Legion scored four tries on six attempts in the first half in route to a 45-17 win.  The Legion’s first half tries came from JP du Plessi, Dean Muir, Devin Short and Nate Augspurger. <more>

Elite Fall to Raptors in Major League Rugby,February 17, 2019

The struggles continued for the winless Austin Elite (0-4) as they fell to the Glendale Raptors (1-2), 24-13.  Sunday’s match may have been the Elite’s best chance for a win this season as they faced the then winless Raptors.  Inconsistency continued to trouble the Elite, who have... <more> 

Elite Can’t Find Momentum, Fall to Warriors, February 1, 2019

The Austin Elite Rugby (0-2) club lost to the out-sized Utah Warriors (1-0) on Friday at the Dell Diamond, 17-9.  Austin never seemed to find their stride in the game, relying solely upon penalty kicks in the first half for points.  Ironically, last week the Houston SaberCats, who scored only on penalty kicks, beat the Elite. <more>

Tale of Two Halves: Seawolves over Elite, June 8, 2018

Expectations were high for Friday’s match between the Seattle Seawolves (4-0) and the Austin Elite (3-1).  The undefeated Seawolves were vying with the Glendale Raptors for the top playoff seeding.  The Elite were on a two-game winning streak and trying to solidify their playoff position.  <more>

Elite Out Last Warriors Rally, June 1, 2018

The Austin Elite (2-2) took on the Utah Warriors (2-2) in their second meeting of the inaugural Major League Rugby season.  The Warriors beat the Elite in their first meeting 41 – 22.  The Elite took an early led in the match, and maintained that lead against the Warriors in the opening half of play.  <more>

Elite Limit the Legion May 25, 2018

The Austin Elite (1-3) took on the San Diego Legion (2-2) in their first meeting of the official 2018 season.  San Diego won the inaugural exhibition match between the two squads 32-24 in March.  The Elite controlled the match from the initial drop kick.  Tim Guillimin opened the scoring... <more>  

Austin Elite Opens Inaugural Major League Rugby Season March 25, 2018

The Austin Elite opened its Major League Rugby (MLR) play in a preseason match against the San Diego Legion.  The MLR is an American professional rugby union competition that began its first season in 2018.  The Austin Elite is one of seven teams in the league.  <more>

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