|Full name||Austin Gilgronis|
|Founded||Austin Elite (2017–2019)|
Austin Herd (2019–2020)
Austin Gilgronis (2020–present)
|Ground(s)||Bold Stadium (Capacity: 5,036)|
|Top scorer||Timothée Guillimin (113)|
|Most tries||Hanco Germishuys (6)|
|League(s)||Major League Rugby|
|2020||11th place (regular season)|
The Austin Gilgronis is a professional rugby union team based in Austin, Texas, United States. The team was founded in 2017 as the Austin Elite, and competes in Major League Rugby.
On 19 September 2019 after extensive polling at the end of the 2019 campaign, the team opted to rename itself the Herd. The logo remained the same although the orange color action was removed indicating a shift away from using orange for the upcoming season.Prior to the 2020 season, Adam Gilchrist and Loyals purchased the rename and renamed it the Gilgronis. The name received some negative reactions from fans.
The team currently plays at the Circuit of the Americas in Bold Stadium, having previously played at Dell Diamond and the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex in Round Rock, Texas.
2021 home games are shown on KBVO. Lincoln Rose and Kit McConnico are the on-air talent.
|Season||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
As the Austin Herd the jersey was sky blue, black and white. The initial team logo features the stylized head of a Texas Longhorn bull with a Lone Star on its forehead. The mascot is a bull-like character named Dozer.
The team's current name, Gilgronis, is the name of a cocktail created by the owners.The home kit is orange, and the away kit is white. The current logo is the club's initials, followed by an "'s".
The Austin Gilgronis squad for the 2021 Major League Rugby season is:
Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.
|2018||5th||8||3||0||5||224||238||−14||6||18||Did not qualify|
|2019||9th||16||0||0||16||263||482||−219||5||5||Did not qualify|
|2020||11th||5||1||1||3||104||155||-6||1||7||Season cut short due to Coronavirus Pandemic|
|March 25||San Diego Legion°||Home||Lost, 24–32|
|March 31||New Orleans Gold°||Away||Lost, 17–48|
|April 7||New Orleans Gold°||Home||Lost, 10–38|
|April 21||Glendale Raptors||Away||Lost, 26–41|
|April 28||Houston SaberCats||Away||Lost, 38–50|
|May 3||New Orleans Gold||Home||Won, 30–17|
|May 11||Utah Warriors||Away||Lost, 22–41|
|May 25||San Diego Legion||Home||Won, 31–5|
|June 1||Utah Warriors||Home||Won, 41–33|
|June 8||Seattle Seawolves||Home||Lost, 19–20|
|June 17||San Diego Legion||Away||Lost, 10–24|
° = Exhibition games
|January 11||Houston SaberCats||Away||Won, 14–10|
|January 19||Dallas Reds||Away||Postponed|
|January 26||Houston SaberCats||Home||Lost, 20–21|
|February 1||Utah Warriors||Home||Lost, 9–17|
|February 8||Toronto Arrows||Home||Lost, 19–23|
|February 17||Glendale Raptors||Home||Lost, 13–24|
|February 23||San Diego Legion||Home||Lost, 17–45|
|March 9||Glendale Raptors||Away||Lost, 19–38|
|March 16||Seattle Seawolves||Home||Lost, 17–29|
|March 23||New Orleans Gold||Away||Lost, 31–35|
|March 30||Rugby United New York||Home||Lost, 11–19|
|April 7||San Diego Legion||Away||Lost, 15–45|
|April 27||Utah Warriors||Away||Lost, 19–35|
|May 4||New Orleans Gold||Home||Lost, 14–26|
|May 9||Toronto Arrows||Away||Lost, 13–24|
|May 19||Rugby United New York||Away||Lost, 7–27|
|May 25||Houston SaberCats||Away||Lost, 15–36|
|June 2||Seattle Seawolves||Away||Lost, 26–38|
On March 12, 2020, MLR announced the season would go on hiatus immediately for 30 days due to fears surrounding the 2019–2020 coronavirus pandemic.It was cancelled the following week
|February 9||Toronto Arrows||Home||Lost, 10–38|
|February 15||Rugby United New York||Away||Lost, 31–49|
|February 22||Utah Warriors||Home||Draw, 20–20|
|February 29||Old Glory DC||Home||Lost, 19–28|
|March 7||Houston SaberCats||Away||Won, 24–20|
|March 15||San Diego Legion||Home||Cancelled|
|March 21||Colorado Raptors||Away||Cancelled|
|March 28||Rugby ATL||Home||Cancelled|
|April 4||Seattle Seawolves||Home||Cancelled|
|April 18||Utah Warriors||Away||Cancelled|
|April 26||Houston SaberCats||Home||Cancelled|
|May 3||San Diego Legion||Away||Cancelled|
|May 9||New England Free Jacks||Away||Cancelled|
|May 17||Colorado Raptors||Home||Cancelled|
|May 23||New Orleans Gold||Away||Cancelled|
|May 31||Seattle Seawolves||Away||Cancelled|
|Match 20||Utah Warriors||Home||Lost, 28–30|
|Match 28||San Diego Legion||Home||Lost, 11–14|
|April 3||Houston SaberCats||Home||Won, 26–0|
|April 10||New Orleans Gold||Away||Won, 18–15|
|April 17||Rugby ATL||Home||Won, 17-15|
|April 25||Seattle Seawolves||Home||Won, 42-15|
|May 8||New England Free Jacks||Away||Lost, 18-22|
|May 15||Rugby United New York||Home||Won, 16-9|
|May 19||LA Giltinis||Home||Lost, 3-17|
|May 29||Utah Warriors||Away||Lost, 24-45|
|June 5||Houston SaberCats||Away||Won, 28-9|
|June 12||Toronto Arrows||Home||Won, 47-21|
|June 20||Seattle Seawolves||Away||Won, 36-31|
|June 26||San Diego Legion||Away||Won, 33-14|
|July 10||LA Giltinis||Away||Lost, 17-31|
|July 17||Old Glory DC||Away||Lost, 25-29|
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