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Episode 94

15 Feb 2023

written by Cindy Matalucci

Episode 94: San Diego Legion Kicks off our New Season! 

My special Co-host today is Will Hooley: PRO Rugby Player from San Diego Legion and USA Rugby!

Established in 2017, the San Diego Legion is San Diego’s very own professional rugby team and part of Major League Rugby.

On Todays episode we start our show in Studio with Will Hooley and talk about his career, his goals, and all things San Diego Legion.

We even learn some of the terminology of the game, including the scrum, and the maul!

We then head out on the scene to the WNDER Museum for the grand opening and take you inside.

The WNDR museum, which just opened in the gaslamp, is A MULTI-SENSORY SHOWCASE OF ART AND TECHNOLOGY…


This episode of the Pulse was brought to you by Windus Fernandez- Brinkkord from Trilogy Financial Services. For all your financial needs, Windus and her team have got you covered!

Cindy’s dress provided by Maje

Dress by Maje

About Will Hooley:

William John E. Hooley is a rugby union player who plays fly-half for the San Diego Legion in Major League Rugby and the United States.

Will has been a professional rugby player since 2012 in the UK, playing for Northampton Saints, Exeter Chiefs, Bedford Blues and finally Saracens before making the move to SD Legion. As Will has an American grandmother, it has enabled him to play 20 tests for the USA Eagles.

In his words:

Currently a professional rugby player chasing the egg domestically and internationally in the USA.

My love for writing came at a time of misfortune. After spending a lengthy time out with injury, I realised it was either going to be ‘twiddle my thumbs’ or focus on something else around my rehab.

Sport is an obvious passion of mine, something with so many variations, diversities and, of course, great stories.

History is another passion I have, so integrating and doubling up sporting affairs with the past hopefully provides a great mix.

To listen to Will’s podcast, click here:

About San Diego Legion:

ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO LEGION Established in 2017, San Diego Legion is part of Major League Rugby (MLR). The highest form of professional rugby in North America, MLR comprises 12 professional teams, featuring 13 from the United States and one in Canada. San Diego Legion is a founding team of MLR and plays its home matches in San Diego, CA. at Snapdragon Stadium.

Single game tickets for the San Diego Legion are now on sale to the public at The Legion is excited to welcome new and returning fans to the groundbreaking Snapdragon Stadium and hopes to break the Major League Rugby attendance record at their home opener on February 18, 2023. Entering its sixth season, the Major League Rugby regular season will include eighteen weeks of action, excitement, and pure sportsmanship.

Professional rugby combines multiple elements of mainstream sports—the big kicks of soccer, the quick passes of basketball, and the hard hits of football (sans pads) in 80 minutes of nonstop action. The sport is also recognized for its inclusivity. Athletes from all walks can find a new home in the game, and respect remains at the sport’s core. This year’s Legion home games will be a true experience, with tailgating, music, and youth clinics run by the Legion’s professional players. San Diegans can come out and enjoy a friendly, exciting rugby atmosphere at the best rugby stadium in the country.

“San Diego, we are so excited to have you join us for our inaugural game at Snapdragon Stadium. Come out and support Legion rugby and be a part of history as we set the Major League Rugby record for the most attended game!” says Ryan Patterson, Team Owner.

“We are very excited to be able to now go live with our single-game tickets! Our home opener is coming up on February 18th. We can’t wait for San Diego to come out and support the Legion in our quest to break the Major League Rugby attendance record in the best rugby stadium in the country—Snapdragon Stadium,” says Darren Gardner, Team Owner.

“It’s now time for you to get your single-game tickets. Please don’t wait to be a Legionnaire! Get it done now and get along to the most exciting game on the planet at the best stadium in the States,” says Danny Lee, Head Coach, San Diego Legion

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