The New England Free Jacks, Boston’s First Professional Rugby Team, Announce Two Free Preseason Matches In The Month Of January At Union Point Sports Complex

BOSTON—January 8, 2020—To kick off their Inaugural Season the New England Free Jacks, greater Boston’s first professional rugby team, will host the New England Independents in two pre-season fixtures, January 18 and 24.  Both matches are FREE to the public and viewers will have the chance to meet the players of New England’s newest professional team entering Major League Rugby this season. The matches will offer fans a up-close look at the first intimate game experience with the players, coaches and staff of the Free Jacks as the team prepares for their season ahead.

The Independents team features a select squad of local All-Star talent representing players from eight clubs around the New England area.  Players have come together for three weeks of preparation under head coach Adam Zilcoski of the Boston Irish Wolf Hounds. The preseason fixture is an opportunity for local players to showcase their abilities and Free Jacks coaches to identify future athletes. The reassembling of the Independents team connects the local New England clubs that historically came together to compete against touring international sides and embodies the values of the local rugby community.

The first fixture is set for Saturday January 18 kicking off at 3:30pm. The following Friday January 24 at 8:30 the teams will reassemble for the second match of the series. The matches will be held at the Union Point Sports Complex in Weymouth, MA.

The matches are open to the public and you can RSVP now below.

Pre-Season Match #1

Saturday, January 18

Event Time: 3:30pm

Union Point Sports Complex

170 Memorial Grove

Weymouth, MA 02190

Pre-Season Match #2

Friday, January 24

Event Time: 8:30pm

Union Point Sports Complex

170 Memorial Grove

Weymouth, MA 02190

About New England Free Jacks:  The New England Free Jacks are greater Boston’s 1st Professional Rugby team representing all the greatness of the six New England states on and off the field. The Free Jacks were named the 9th member of Major League Rugby on September 20th and will compete in the 2020 MLR regular season. 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