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Atlantic Cup 2010 – Day 8, Recap.

By Daniel Andruczyk So, sitting in Jacksonville airport, I started thinking back over the week and my memories and thoughts and impressions of the whole tournament. Certainly there have been some fun, funny, happy moments as well as a couple scary ones. No sad ones fortunately, except maybe for players that didn’t get selected in various games. So I am going to write a bit about my thoughts and experiences that I...

Tomahawks Overpower the Wolverines to Win 2010 Atlantic Cup.

By Daniel Andruczyk The USA Tomahawks today confirmed that they were the top dogs in the Atlantic region with an emphatic victory over the Canadian Wolverines 46-12. The tournament was still in the balance, if Canada won the the Jamaicans would be champions, if the Canadians won by 31 or more then they would be champions. A big crowd of 2800 turned out to see the Tomahawks. Pre game entertainment was by a local...

Atlantic Cup 2010 – Day 7, Good Promotion.

By Daniel Andruczyk A short post today. So last night ended up being a good night out. Had a good look at Jacksonville’s night spots, the Beaches seem to be where all the action happens. One interesting thnin g was talking with people, again there was a large awareness of the game and the Axemen here. Some people said that they were going to the game. So will be interesting to see how many turn out today. This...

Atlantic Cup 2010 – Day 6, Guns, Burgers and Football

By Daniel Andruczyk This morning, the Jamaicans were up early to have a well earned day off. With their tournament over now and their fate now in the hands of the Canadians, its a waiting game to see who wins the Atlantic Cup. The Jamaican players travel to Orlando and will stay over night there to relax. This is a big thing for many of them. The domestic based players, many of them out of the country for the first...

Jamaica Make History in Jacksonville

By Daniel Andruczyk Jamaica 32 – 12 Canada in Jacksonville, Florida History was made two-fold tonight in Jacksonville. The Canadian Wolverines Played their first match in a tournaments and their second international opposition since coming back to Rugby League and secondly the Jamaican Rugby league team finally got their Maiden win. Having narrowly lost on Tuesday, and some feel that they we unfairly treated,...

Atlantic Cup 2010 – Day 5, Rest and Relaxation

By Daniel Andruczyk Day 5, started with breakfast with the teams. There was a quick meeting with the guys from We Are Rugby, they have tested the feed now and it is working 100% so tonight should be a great show. The problem was that the server was the same one the Uni was using and so with the game and students logging on it overloaded the system, Tonight there is a dedicated server and we have full bandwidth only...

Atlantic Cup 2010 – Day 4, Recovery.

Daniel Andruczyk Day 4 of the Atlantic Cup started, well at midnight, I was busy working away getting some stories out. The Jamaican management team was next to me going through their videos, analysing each game and player. It was great watching and listening to them in action. I thing as a fan I never really appreciated what went into the game after it happened. The players may do the hard yards with the ball but...

Atlantic Cup 2010 – USA 36 Jamaica 26

By Daniel Andruczyk So the Press conference was over, Steve Mascord and I bunkered down to write our stories. Despite everything it really is quite tiring getting around to interview players, chase people down through the day to get information, team lists etc… bit of an eye opener. Certainly when I wrote and did thing in Europe it was never this full on. At about  4pm we were off to Hodges stadium via Walmart and...
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