Monday, June 6, 2016

PRO Rugby Unveils Team Names

One of the biggest features of engagement PRO Rugby touted prior to the start of the season was that fans were going to be able to name each team. Now after thousands of submissions and thousands of votes the verdict is in. From now on the teams will be know as:

Denver Stampede
Sacramento Express
San Francisco Rush
San Diego Breakers
Ohio Aviators

Each team name reflects something about the city or state it represents. For Sacramento it's their rail history or the terminus of the Pony Express. For San Francisco it's all about the Gold Rush of 1849. The Breakers deals with the ocean and the Aviators is a reference to the Wright brothers, who were from Ohio. The Stampede is a western theme for Colorado.

What do you think of the names?


  1. Denver...too close to Broncos but okay C+
    Sacramento...historical tie in okay B+
    San Diego Breakers...women's soccer team name but meh C+
    Ohio Aviators...WPAFB and Wright Brothers, real winner A+

    San Francisco Rush...DISMAL. Arena League name. F-

  2. I was hoping for the San Diego Stringrays.

  3. "Aviators" is a little weak.
    The other names are dynamic and pack a punch. Lots you can do with them in headlines, stories and graphics.

  4. Well looks like I'm going to be an Ohio fan... Been waiting 8 years for pro rugby... and I get the Denver STAMPEDE!? WTF!? I'm soooooo disappointed.... nope.... I'm pissed off... this sucks!