New England Free Jacks
The New England Free Jacks are a professional rugby union team in Major League Rugby (MLR) from Boston, Massachusetts. They were announced in September 2018 and began to compete professionally in October 2018. They will begin competing in MLR in the 2020 season.
|Ground(s)||Union Point Sports Complex|
|League(s)||Major League Rugby|
On September 21, 2018, Major League Rugby announced that Boston would be one of the expansion teams joining the league for the 2020 season. That same day, the Boston club was announced as the New England Free Jacks through social media. Their first match was on October 20, 2018, against the Ontario Arrows at Wanderers Grounds in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
|Season||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.
- Senior 15's and senior 7's internationally capped players in bold
- MLR teams are allowed to field up to ten (10) overseas players per match who are not qualified to play for the USA or Canadian national teams.
All games in the 2019 season are exhibition games and do not count in the league standings.
|October 20, 2018||Ontario Arrows||Away||Wanderers Grounds||Lost, 14–40|
|December 1, 2018||Rugby United New York||Home||Union Point Sports Complex||Lost, 35–38|
|February 9, 2019||Utah Warriors||Away||Zions Bank Training Center||Lost, 15-70|
|March 16, 2019||Connacht A||Home||Union Point Sports Complex||Lost, 7–38|
|March 24, 2019||Ulster A||Home||Union Point Sports Complex||Lost, 15-43|
|April 6, 2019||Munster A||Home||Irish Cultural Centre GAA Field||Lost, 19-38|
|April 14, 2019||Leinster A||Home||Harvard Mignone Field||Lost, 12-55|
|May 18, 2019||Toronto Arrows||Home||Brophy Field at Dartmouth’s|
Corey Ford Rugby Clubhouse
|June 1, 2019||Lansdowne F.C.||Home||Irish Cultural Centre GAA Field||Won, 46-29|
|February 8||Rugby United New York||Home||Las Vegas Ballpark|
|February 15||Utah Warriors||Away||Las Vegas Ballpark|
|February 23||San Diego Legion||Away||Torero Stadium|
|February 29||Seattle Seawolves||Away||Starfire Sports|
|March 7||NOLA Gold||Away||The Gold Mine|
|March 14||Houston SaberCats||Home||Union Point Sports Complex|
|March 22||Rugby ATL||Away||Life University Running Eagles Stadium|
|April 5||Colorado Raptors||Home||Union Point Sports Complex|
|April 10||Toronto Arrows||Away||TBD|
|April 18||Old Glory DC||Home||Union Point Sports Complex|
|April 25||NOLA Gold||Home||Union Point Sports Complex|
|May 1||Rugby United New York||Away||MCU Park|
|May 9||Austin Herd||Home||Union Point Sports Complex|
|May 16||Toronto Arrows||Home||Union Point Sports Complex|
|May 24||Old Glory DC||Away||Cardinal Stadium|
|May 30||Rugby ATL||Home||Union Point Sports Complex|
- "New England Free Jacks Roster Announced". The Runner Sports. 2018-10-19. Retrieved 2019-01-18.
- "Major League Rugby confirms Boston and Atlanta for 2020 - Americas Rugby News". Americasrugbynews.com. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
- “2020 New England Freejacks Squad” 1/8/19
- "Free Jacks To Host Irish Provincial 'A' Sides". Thisisamericanrugby.com. Retrieved 23 November 2018.