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Gladiators take on Steelers for first Home Game of the Season

Salt Lake City, Utah---The Salt Lake City Gladiators had a strong game against another powerful team in the Utah Senior Men's Club division, Provo Steelers. The battle between these two teams lead to an incredible start for the home season even though they fell to the Steelers at 29-45.

With the past winds and rain we had, two local rugby clubs caught a break with an overcast, warm day and only a slight breeze at the Salt Lake City Regional Athletic Complex field one.

Salt Lake City Gladiators have worked hard to up their fan experience and field opportunities by working with local facilities to provide top notch. The Salt Lake City Regional Athletic Complex field is a big step up in growth with seating available, grassy areas and fenced in field. The accommodations there made it that much better and met the goal of family friendly entertainment.

It was a challenging match that we really looked forward to with this nice field said Gladiators Coach Moresby Tauiautusa. The boys showed a ton of enthusiasm as they pushed to keep things back. At the half the score was 14-25 Steelers.

Gladiators came in swinging as they jumped up with another try right out of the gate. The Provo Steelers continued to push the Gladiators team and ended the game at 29-45.

"It was tough" said Gladiator's Captain Jason Toeava. "I knew it was gonna be a physical game. I just wish we were well prepared mentally and physically going into it...there’s a lot that we need to work on as a team and be better at showing up to practice and be better at individual skills." He continues to remind us and the team that we can't be better as a team until we better ourselves first!

Each of the teams played amazingly. They both have proved their dedication to the game through countless hours of practice, games and travel. We need to continue to prepare individually but In the end, this game reminded us of the importance of growing the sport here in Utah. With like minded goals, these two teams continue to provide top notch opportunities in the upper counties of Utah. As Jason said " I’m glad I get to share the field with my rugby brothers again"

Players were then recognized for their accomplishments. Steelers coaches picked top Forward: Siaki Iosefa and top Back line: Jason Toeava While Gladiators coach picked top Foward: Joshua Brown and top Back: Momo Kauvaka. These gentlemen were awarded $100 thanks to our sponsor Tusa Pest Control.

A big change for this season is the opportunities and sponsors that Gladiators brought onto the field with them:

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Another highlight for the game was photographer Malisa Maynes.

Her dedication and desire for growth in action photography lead her to this opportunity where we hope to provide her as many opportunities she needs. Check out her growing blog at

**Stay tuned to see what photos she captured! They should be released in the next 2 weeks.

Thank you to the volunteers that came out and Leilani's Love Shack food truck as well as the RAC for letting us use your facilities!

Great game! #GladiatorStrong

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