With just five days to go until the start of the second season of the MLR, the buzz and anticipation is building by the day.
The Seattle Seawolves took the honours for the inaugural 2018 championship in a more condensed format. The 2019 season, however prove to be a stiffer test with the addition of Rugby United New York (RUNY) and Toronto Arrows.
RUNY have arguably made the most high profile signings with the addition of Cathal Marsh and Ben Foden. Marsh in particular could prove to be the most exciting prospect in the league. At 26 years old, he is in the prime of his career and has a wealth of experience at his disposal having played at the highest level with Leinster for 5 years.
Toronto also will be no pushovers. Placing a huge focus on homegrown talent, their strategy looks to be focusing on grassroots players which will be interesting to see how this benefits both the Arrows and the Canadian national team.
The opening games are this weekend (1/26/19) featuring Toronto Arrows at NOLA Gold in New Orleans and the Texas derby with Houston SaberCats at Austin Elite Rugby.