2022 Season Schedule: Super Sundays at Coliseum for Giltinis’ Fans

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The LA Giltinis have anchored their 2022 Championship-defence around day-time, family-friendly kick-offs at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum every Sunday!

Head coach Stephen Hoiles is delighted that the eight home games locked in for the Coliseum will maximise crowd appeal and cater for the family vibe.

All eight of the Giltinis’ home games are scheduled for 3pm (PST) afternoon kick-offs on Sunday afternoons (excluding Easter Saturday), with in the just-released Major League Rugby draw.

“The players love playing day games. It means good rugby and the club really wants to build the idea that ‘Giltinis time’ is a consistent time at one of sport’s great stadiums,” Hoiles said.

Major League Rugby’s top club will launch their title defence on the road against the Houston Sabercats on February 5 at AVEVA Stadium in Houston.

The Giltinis’ first home game of the new season will be against the New England Free Jacks at the Coliseum on the weekend of February 26th. “There were a few different versions of the draw and clubs have shown some good flexibility to reach the final schedule,” Hoiles said.

“We play our opening two games on the road. That’s a challenging start but we have a good chance to get some rhythm with the run of home games we have.”

The Giltinis play six home games in an eight-week stretch through March-April-May, including a big match-up on April 10 against Rugby United New York in the Champagne Bowl.

It will be the classic West Coast v East Coast derby and a chance to reverse the 18-16 loss to New York in 2021.

“What’s ahead for 2022 is exciting. We started our first season in March, 2021 with no fans allowed into the stadium and we finished it with 8000 very vocal and supportive fans in the Coliseum cheering for a Championship,” Hoiles said.

“We want to tap into that crowd. We will be out and about in the LA community, which wasn’t possible to open 2021, to keep building support. The players know that is part of being a Giltinis’ player.

Adam Freier, the Club’s General Manager said this season was about giving the fans ‘more’, with the Covid restrictions now easing and the Club being embraced by the City.

“This season is all about bringing more to the city of LA and the sporting community here – More access, more value and more entertaining.

“Giltinis Rugby is where fun meets football, and we are excited to have a good representation of our squad back form last year.

“The interest in Season Tickets has be overwhelming, and we have an exciting campaign where fans can be members of the Club next season, which will be launching in the coming days.

“There is a real energy around the MLR and Rugby in the US at the moment, and we can’t wait to shake this up a little again in the 2022.”

George Killerbrew, the MLR commissione agreed.

“We are excited for Major League Rugby’s fifth season and the continued growth of the League,” said Killebrew.

“We’re confident that this season is going to be even better than the last, and that the fan experience is going to continue to improve. February 5 is going to be a great day for rugby enthusiasts and sports lovers in North America.”

The MLR Finals Series has also been extended from two to three, with the the League revamping the finals structure for 2022, with the top team in each conference receive a bye, and then onto a semi, and grand final.

There are no seating restrictions in place at the Coliseum which means a full season of open seating for both Lower Bowl and Premium Seats.

Stay tuned for the release of Season Tickets and new Membership Packages.

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LA Giltinis 2022 HOME MLR Season Draw (all times PST, subject to change)

Week 4 – SUN 02/27 3:00pm New England Free Jacks @ LA Memorial Coliseum

Week 6 – SUN 03/13 3:00pm Utah Warriors @ LA Memorial Coliseum

Week 7 – SUN 03/20 3:00pm San Diego Legion @ LA Memorial Coliseum

Week 9 – SUN 04/03 3:00pm Dallas Jackals @ LA Memorial Coliseum

Week 10 – SUN 04/10 3:00pm Rugby United New York @ LA Memorial Coliseum

Week 11 – EASTER SAT 04/16 3:00pm Houston Sabercats @ LA Memorial Coliseum

Week 14 – SUN 05/08 3:00pm Austin Gilgronis @ LA Memorial Coliseum

Week 15 – SUN 05/15 2:00pm San Diego Legion @ Away

Week 18 – SUN 06/05 3:00pm Seattle Seawolves @ LA Memorial Coliseum


LA Giltinis 2022 FULL MLR Season Draw (all times PST, subject to change)

Week 1 – SAT 02/5 5:00pm Houston Sabercats @ Away

Week 2 – FRI 02/11 7:00pm Toronto Arrows @ Away

BYE – 04/03

Week 4 – SUN 02/27 3:00pm New England Free Jacks @ LA Memorial Coliseum

Week 5 – SAT 03/05 5:00pm Austin Gilgronis @ Away

Week 6 – SUN 03/13 3:00pm Utah Warriors @ LA Memorial Coliseum

Week 7 – SUN 03/20 3:00pm San Diego Legion @ LA Memorial Coliseum

Week 8 – SAT 03/26 3:00pm Seattle Seawolves @ Away

Week 9 – SUN 04/03 3:00pm Dallas Jackals @ LA Memorial Coliseum

Week 10 – SUN 04/10 3:00pm Rugby United New York @ LA Memorial Coliseum

Week 11 – EASTER SAT 04/16 3:00pm Houston Sabercats @ LA Memorial Coliseum

BYE

Week 13 – SAT 04/30 12:00pm Rugby ATL @ Away

Week 14 – SUN 05/08 3:00pm Austin Gilgronis @ LA Memorial Coliseum

Week 15 – SUN 05/15 2:00pm San Diego Legion @ Away

Week 16 – SAT 05/21 5:00pm Dallas Jackals @ Away

Week 17 – SAT 05/28 6:00pm Utah Warriors @ Away

Week 18 – SUN 06/05 3:00pm Seattle Seawolves @ LA Memorial Coliseum

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