Quincy, MA – The New England Free Jacks (Major League Rugby) today secure the number one overall seed in Major League Rugby with tonight’s 57-5 victory over New Orleans Gold. The Free Jacks will host the MLR Eastern Conference Finals on June 19 at 3pm at the team’s home stadium, Veterans Memorial Stadium, in Quincy, MA.

The Free Jacks lead MLR in league points and victories with 13 wins this season, earning the single season most wins in the history of the MLR. The Boston based pro rugby team will conclude the regular season this Friday June 3rd against New York. The team will then face the winner of the Eliminator Round in the Eastern Conference Finals on June 19th at Veterans Memorial Stadium. As the number one overall seed, the Free Jacks would be in line to host the Major League Rugby Championship on June 25th should the team secure the win.

Tickets are on sale now for playoff matches at freejacks.com. 

About New England Free Jacks: The Free Jacks are an aspiring and innovative live events, media, and consumer products organization. The core brand in the portfolio is The New England Free Jacks, the humble hard-working free-spirited professional rugby team competing in the emergent and exhilarating Major League Rugby (MLR), the premier North American professional rugby competition. For more information, please visit www.FreeJacks.com.

About Major League Rugby: Major League Rugby is a professional sports league in its fifth season and represents the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018, to 13 teams in 2022, featuring 12 from the United States and one from Canada. Matches are televised on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, among other national and local market platforms. Select matches are available to stream live in North America on The Rugby Network, and all matches are available to stream live on The Rugby Network for international fans. MLR prides itself in fostering intense and high-stakes competition, while bringing together a passionate community built on the values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition. For more information about MLR, visit www.MajorLeague.Rugby.

Media Contact:

Oliver Engelhart

Director of Marketing

New England Free Jacks



Chris Rucker

Director of Marketing

Heritage Sports Ventures



For Immediate Release

May 29, 2022

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