In 2017 the Houston Strikers, a local rugby team, decided to re-brand themselves and become one of the founding members of Major League Rugby. The team’s management was excited to choose a new name, saying that the change would reflect a positive and stronger image for their organization. Soon after, the Houston City Council agreed to the construction of a $3.2 million rugby stadium, to be finished in 2019. The SaberCats then played an exhibition season at a local stadium owned by the Sugarland Skeeters, a professional baseball team. For the 2018 MLR season, home games for the SaberCats will be played at Dyer Stadium in Houston. Many of the players come from diverse backgrounds, reflecting the values of the sport, the team, and of the MLR. For more information about our players, go to the team page. 2018 has already been an exciting year for the Houston SaberCats, the incredible SaberCats fans, and for Major League Rugby (MLR).