BOSTON — April 22, 2021 – Abington Ale House, a family favorite restaurant, was today announced as the Official Restaurant of the New England Free Jacks for the 2021 Major League Rugby Season. As part of the partnership, Abington Ale House will provide the post-match meals for the Free Jacks and visiting teams at each home game.

“Good food, good vibes, and good rugby, it’s a winning combo,” commented Tim Torigian, Free Jacks Director of Corporate Partnerships. “We’re thrilled to be working with a local business as we continue to grow across New England. Abington Ale House put out a great feast  for the players after our inaugural home opener and we’re looking forward to working with them throughout the season.”

Abington Ale House is a full-service restaurant and bar with a vintage feel offering casual fare, including sandwiches, steak & pasta. Based in Abington, Mass., the local bar and grille is a neighborhood favorite only six minutes from the Free Jacks home stadium in Weymouth.

“Abington Ale House is thrilled to join the New England Free Jacks family as the team’s official restaurant,” said Mike Costa, General Manager of Abington Ale House. “We are so excited to have the team right in our backyard and are looking forward to welcoming Free Jacks fans to Abington Ale House throughout the season and beyond.”

The Free Jacks hosted their first home match in Major League Rugby in New England on April 3rd with a 22-21 win against the Utah Warriors. The Free Jacks continue their MLR Shield campaign this week against Old Glory DC on April 25th before playing their next home match at Free Jacks Stadium in Weymouth, Mass., on May 8th against the Austin Gilgronis.

About Abington Ale House: Abington Ale House is located in Abington, MA, and is a part of Barrett Restaurant Group. Boasting a function room, outdoor dining, catering services and a full bar, Abington Ale House serves great food in a lively atmosphere. Make the Abington Ale House your family’s favorite restaurant and tavern with our delicious food and outstanding service. Here, we serve up creative fare and a friendly experience in one of the most fun, unique settings on the South Shore. For more information, please visit

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

Major League Rugby:  Major League Rugby (MLR) is a professional rugby league, launched in April 2018. It is an initiative of the American rugby community, in partnership with private investors, who believe that American rugby can thrive at the highest levels—as a commercial enterprise; as an influential player on the international scene; and as a participation sport at the youth and senior level. MLR is the pinnacle of American rugby, and provides a rallying point for local communities, a focal point for American rugby fans, and an aspirational destination for young athletes. For more information, please visit

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