Growing Rugby League in Japan

By Shun Tamura and Lachlan Grieve On Sunday 21 July, in 33C heat, a Rugby League Sevens tournament took place in the Kansai area (West of Japan). Rugby League is a largely unknown sport in Japan compared to its counter code, Rugby Union. Traditionally, very little Rugby League have been played domestically, however the Tokyo based Japanese Rugby League (JRL) and its volunteers have been working tirelessly since its...

USA Hit Back with Big Win over Wolverines

By Daniel Andruczyk Unites States of America Tomahawks 44 (22) –16 (06) Canada Wolverines The Unites States Tomahawks have levelled the the Colonial Cup Series 1-1 with an emphatic win over the Canadian Wolverines in Conshohocken on the 24th August. Both teams had fairly strong squads and the Tomahawks are starting to build for their World Cup Campaign in October and November. The match was played after the USARL...

Fight Claim Second Title in Championship Thriller

By Daniel Andruczyk Philadelphia Fight 28 (22) – Jacksonville Axemen 22 (06) The Philadelphia Fight and Jacksonville Axemen played out a thrilling USARL Grand Final in Conshohocken on August 24th. Both teams were the pace setters in the season and played out two close games with each team winning one. Both teams were coming in having won a championship each in the USARL. The Fight in 2011 were the inaugural USARL...

Wembley Still the Crown

By Daniel Andruczyk To this day, Rugby League oldest competition is still its greatest and most prestigious. There is something to be said about the carnival atmosphere of the Challenge Cup Final. I have been to two of them and also to several Cup round matches and there is something wonderful in the air about them. So for those those of you Rugby League Fans that have been living under a rock… or possibly in...

USA TOMAHAWKS NAME NEW HEAD COACH

From Brian Lowe, Director of Media & Communications , USA Tomahawks The USA Tomahawks rugby league team have staked their claim for a slice of the American sporting market, scoring a major coup in the appointment of decorated head coach Brian Smith. Smith will be the Tomahawks head coach for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup beginning in October. Smith has enjoyed a 20-year career in top flight coaching and has...

Canada Names Team to Face USA in Philadelphia

From http://www.canadarugbyleague.com The Canada Wolverines have named their team to play the USA Tomahawks in Game 2 of the 2013 Colonial Cup at AA Garthwaite Stadium in Philadelphia this Saturday, August 24.  The Wolverines have made some notable changes to the side that beat USA in Game 1 of the Colonial Cup including the absence of explosive outside backs Adam Timler and Tony Felix, while England based pair...

USA Squad for Canada

By Brian Lowe The USA Tomahawks have named an 18-man squad for the second Colonial Cup match against Canada. The US will host the Wolverines in Conshohocken, PA, on Saturday, August 24, 2013. The game will be played at AA Garthwaite Stadium and will follow the USARL championship final. The Tomahawks’ newly installed coach Ben Kelly says there were some very tough selection decisions to make, but they had to be made...

Championship game breakers – 10 players to watch on Saturday

Article courtesy of www.usarl.com This Saturday is the battle of the heavyweights when the year’s top two teams battle it out for the ultimate prize in USA Rugby League. Jacksonville has been the benchmark club for many years and a victory on Saturday will see a third Championship in just 5 seasons. Philadelphia aren’t too far behind and their contribution to the sport both on and off the field now sees them with a...
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