Rene Ranger’s MLR side have announced their withdrawal from the league

first_imgFriday Apr 10, 2020 Rene Ranger’s MLR side have announced their withdrawal from the league Following the cancellation of the Major League Rugby season in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Colorado Raptors have announced that they have withdrawn from the competition.ADVERTISEMENTRugby in the United States has been hit hard by the pandemic, with USA Rugby recently filing for bankruptcy, and this is yet another casualty of the crisis.In a statement recently on Twitter, the Raptors said: “It is with a heavy heart that we tell you all that the Colorado Raptors will be withdrawing from Major League Rugby effective May 2, 2020.“While we would have preferred to go out with a huge celebration honouring both players and fans, the sudden end of the season due to the COVID-19 health crisis has made that impossible.“Glendale has been supportive of Major League Rugby since the moment of its inception, and we certainly wish the League every success. But we believe that our greater responsibility lies in the development of American players who can go on to win the World Cup for the United States.“Glendale is RugbyTown USA, and we will always have a huge stake in the sport of rugby; this decision doesn’t change that. Thank you for your support of the Colorado Raptors; and please continue to be fans of all rugby that is played at Infinity Park. When we get to the other side of this health crisis, and we WILL get to the other side, the party’s at our place!”— Colorado Raptors (@coraptorsrugby) April 9, 2020ADVERTISEMENTThe MLR season was only five weeks old when it was cancelled, with the Raptors having won two of their matches. This looked to be a promising season for the league as a whole, with a number of global stars of the game arriving over the winter.The Glendale-based side, who had former Wallabies international Digby Ioane, as well as Kiwi Rene Ranger in their squad this year, have been part of the league since its conception in 2018, finishing runners-up in the inaugural season.WATCH THEIR TOP TRIES: ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more