Congratuations to the New England Free Jacks Rugby Team, based in Quincy, Massachusetts. The Free Jacks capped a dream season with the franchise’s first league title, defeating the San Diego Legion 25-24 on Saturday, July 8 in the 2023 Major League Rugby Championship Final at SeatGeek Stadium in suburban Chicago.
Read the full press release of the championship game.
The Free Jacks are greater Boston’s professional rugby team, competing in Major League Rugby (MLR), the premier North American professional competition, representing all six New England states on and off the field.
“The league extends its congratulations to the Free Jacks’ athletes, coaches, front office, and New England for taking home their first-ever MLR Championship Shield,” said Major League Rugby CEO Nic Benson. “We are thrilled to see the Free Jacks’ hard work throughout the season culminate with a win at the 2023 Championship Final and lifting the MLR Shield for the first time.”
In June 2021, The Free Jacks announced, in partnership with the City of Quincy, MA, and Heritage Sports Ventures, to relocate to the newly renovated Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy. Since then it has been the home ground of the New England Free Jacks.
Known as the “City of Presidents,” Quincy is the birthplace of the second and sixth U.S. Presidents, John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams. Rich in historic treasures, Quincy’s impressive past remains vibrant today as the city lays claim to an exciting future.