Homegrown rugby talent propelling first-year San Diego Legion to success


Major League Rugby concluded its inaugural season with its 2018 Championship match July 7 at the University of San Diego’s Torero Stadium.

It has been a debut season filled with much expectation and reward, especially for the San Diego Legion, one of the league’s seven first-year franchises.

The Legion recorded its highlight moment of the season last Saturday after handing the previously undefeated Glendale Raptors a stinging 33-5 defeat in front of a boisterous crowd at Torero Stadium.

Besides finding success on the field, the Legion has also found success in other areas, especially in the development of homegrown talent.

It has also been a season of expectation and reward for the Legion’s complement of local players, Helix High School alumnus Nick Lupian among them.


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Phillip Brentz