Jamaica Hurricanes Rugby League and the USA Rugby League Washington DC Slayers formally announce their upcoming match set for May 5, 2012 in Kingston, Jamaica.
The match was the brain child of Dane Campbell who initiated contact with the Slayers last summer. Negotiations were concluded last week with the Slayers accepting the invitation to visit and final details are still in the works with possible venues including the National Stadium.
The event will mark the first time an American side has played in Jamaica and the honor is not lost on the Slayers. “We’re truly honored to be the first US side to be invited by the Hurricanes. Jamaica and the USA share a great love for Rugby League and this event is huge for both nations. We look forward to the experience,” said a member of the Slayers board of directors.
Of the event, Campbell offered, “this will be a massive opportunity for the Hurricanes to show to the greater North American rugby league public that we are capable of hosting major events and teams and doing it in a true Jamaican way. It will be great to have the DC Slayers as the first team to experience our hospitality and it will give our players a real drive and determination to strive towards over the coming months.”
Additional details will be released as they become available.