2022 Captain and Vice Captain Announcement
The Dallas Jackals have announced Chris Pennell as Captain and Ryan Bower as Vice Captain for their 2022 Inaugural Major League Rugby Season. Pennell, long-time Worcester Warrior and and capped by England, will lead the team through the Inaugural campaign. Ryan Bower, experienced Premiership player from Leicester Tigers and Worcester Warriors, will serve as Vice Captain.
“I’m honored to be captaining the Jackals for our Inaugural Season in the MLR,” said Pennell. “I’m learning more about the rich history of rugby in DFW and to add to that story with the Jackals is a huge responsibility for us. It’s a challenge we look forward to and we hope to represent DFW well and make people proud. This is a special group of people with big ambitions. I’m thrilled to be part of this journey.”
The Jackals start their 2022 season on Saturday, February 5th on the road against the Austin AGs at 6pm CT. All fans, US and International, can catch the action on The Rugby Network LIVE and for free.
Before returning home to play for The Pack for the first time, the squad will travel to San Diego to face the Legion on Saturday, February 12th at 3pm CT.
The squad will make their debut in front of the home crowd on Saturday, February 19th at 7pm CT at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, TX. Get your tickets today!
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About Dallas Jackals —
The Dallas Jackals are a professional rugby team of Major League Rugby (MLR), the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The Jackals were named as an expansion team in 2020 and will play their inaugural season in 2022. The team’s central mission is to develop domestic talent to a world-class level of play and professionalism while strengthening the high- performance pathway in DFW by supporting the local clubs. Through proactive Community Outreach, the Jackals will exemplify and spread the passion of rugby by inspiring tradition, respect, family, and character on and off the pitch.
About MLR —
Major League Rugby is a professional sports league entering its fifth season and represents the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018, to 13 teams in 2022, featuring 12 from the United States and one from Canada. Matches are televised on CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports 2, and ESPN+, among other national and local market platforms. All matches are available on Facebook Live for international fans. MLR prides itself in fostering intense and high-stakes competition, while bringing together a passionate community built on the values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition. For more information about MLR, visit MajorLeague.Rugby.
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