AMNRL Press Release – USA Tomahawks 2011 Outlook and Player Eligibility

From the AMNRL press office

Donnybrook Cup, Colonial Cup and Rugby League World Cup qualifier And Eligibility

Philadelphia, PA (February 28, 2011) – The American National Rugby League is excited to present the Donnybrook Cup International Rugby League match between the USA Tomahawks and Ireland Wolfhounds. Taking place on Saturday, March 19 at 4pm, the match will be played at Charles Martin Stadium, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A big crowd is expected to support both teams as a part of the 2011 St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

This match will be the seventh battle between the two nations on U.S. soil, with the USA at four wins, Ireland with two.

The USA Tomahawks roster is scheduled to be announced on Wednesday, March 9th. In what is expected to be an exciting year for the Tomahawks, they are also playing two home-away internationals against the Canadian Wolverines in August. October will feature the Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers, as the USA will be attempting to qualify for the 2013 World Cup. The Tomahawks will be looking to earn their first birth in the World Cup tournament.

All USA Tomahawk players will be chosen who satisfy the following:

For purposes of this rule a “National Team Event” shall mean any officially sanctioned AMNRL National Team (i.e. USA Tomahawk) game, practice, training camp, press conference or other event involving the U.S. National Team. In addition to abiding by all AMNRL rules and policies with respect to player insurance, waiver forms, nationality requirements etc., all players must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible to participate in any National Team event:

1. Be registered to play with a club that has been approved by the AMNRL to compete in the 2011 AMNRL season or;

2. If the player is not a member of an approved club, upon separate application to the league and after the league’s approval, be registered as an AMNRL “At Large Player”.

Under no circumstances will any AMNRL player who is registered with a club in the AMNRL for the 2011 season or an approved At-Large player be permitted to practice with, play with or in any way be connected with or hold themselves out to be connected with any other league or competition that plays the game of rugby league in the United States which has not been officially sanctioned by the AMNRL. Any breach of this rule will revoke a player’s eligibility to participate in any National Team Event.

All determinations surrounding player eligibility under this rule shall be made by the AMNRL.

Contact details: David Niu,


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