By Zane Miller
On Saturday, June 25th, 2022, Rugby New York defeated the Seattle Seawolves 30-15 in the 2022 MLR Final to win the fourth championship in Major League Rugby history. It was the first championship for the Rugby New York franchise, as New York back Andy Ellis won the MLR Final MVP Award. The match was held at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.
Both the Austin Gilgronis and LA Giltinis were disqualified from postseason competition following an investigation which revealed the teams had been paying players more than allowed by the league's salary cap.
Out of playoffs: Austin Gilgronis (12-4, .750), LA Giltinis (11-5, .688), Toronto Arrows (8-8, .500), Utah Warriors (5-11, .313), New Orleans Gold (4-12, .250), Old Glory DC (3-13, .188), Dallas Jackals (0-16, .000)
Out in first round: Rugby ATL (L 26-19 to New York), San Diego Legion (L 43-19 to Seawolves)
Out in second round: New England Free Jacks (L 24-16 to New York), Houston SaberCats (L 46-27 to Seawolves)