New Orleans Gold Opens Preseason Against Capital Rugby Union Selects


The time has arrived. The New Orleans Gold, the professional rugby team that will be participating in the upcoming Major League Rugby season.

Not only will this be the first time that this organization takes the field as a full squad, this will be the first Major League Rugby team that will have its game broadcast to live video. The New Orleans Gold will play a tough Capital Rugby Union Select side, who have been working to establish themselves as one of the premier regional select sides in the nation.

The excitement of the revelation of the New Orleans Gold working together will help seed the future endorsement of the Major League Rugby season that will be up and coming.

Match cast down below:

NEW ORLEANS GOLD roster
(1) Ben Tarr (2) Eric Howard (3) Cameron Falcon (4) Nikola Bursic (5) John Sullivan (6) Vince Jobo (7) Matt Hughston (8) Sebastian Kalm (9) Holden Yungert (10) Taylor Howden (11) Joeli Tikoisuva (12) Zack Stryffeler (13) Tesimoni Tangauiha (14) Ratu Rinakama (15) JP Eloff [RESERVE] (16) Derreck Van Klein (17) Matt Wirken (18) Joey Sok (19) William Waguespack (20) Myles McQuane (21) Michael Baska (22) Bobby Johns (23) Melvin Desouza

CAPITAL RUGBY UNION roster
(1) Jim “Doc” Irey (2) Adam Floyd (3) Evan Harkum (4) Tyler Barberi (5) Matt Holsopple (6) Vili Siale (7) Alex Diegel (8) Josh Brown (9) Sean Hartig (10) Jake Humphrey (11) CJ Burns (12) Campbell Johnstone (13) Brian Mulloy (14) Blake Carroll (15) Nick Kuhl [RESERVES] (16) Eric Sweeney (17) Ted Sheedy (18) Kevin Jackson (19) Calvin Storey (20) Mike Fletcher (21) Zack Schell (22) Guy Lopresti (23) Zack Jessell