The 2012 USA Rugby League season officially kicks next month when the British Royal Marine (RM) Rugby League take on the USARL as part of 16 Corp sports teams traveling to the USA.
The tour is part of the EX Virginia Gauntlet an event that is designed to create a competitive, social and morale building that aims to help build and strengthen the Corps ties with both the American public and the USA Marine Corp
The first event sees the British Royal Marines playing in the nations capital against Washington’s very own DC Slayers on April 24th. The Slayers were one of the leading teams in 2011 but will have their work cut out for them as they are still minus their import players and have yet to take the field in 2012. Regardless of their conditioning, they will welcome the pace of the game as they get ready to take on Jamaica in the weeks following.
On April 27th, the Rhode Island Rebellion will be hosting the 1st ever International Rugby League Match in Rhode Island History. The Rebellion will host The British Royal Marines as they face the New England Immortals an all star team comprised of the best American born rugby league players from the New England Region. The principle member clubs are: Boston 13s RLFC, New Haven Warriors RLFC, Oneida FC, and the Rhode Island Rebellion RLC.
Fans traveling from outside RI will revive 30% each ticket on regional train service with the purchase of a full price ticket. The Sheraton Hotel PVD is proud to offer fans rooms and 4packs of tickets for 89.00 per night. Fans can upgrade their 4pack of tickets to VIP for only 5 dollars at the gate. To purchase tickets click here.
The RM tour will wrap-up on Monday April 30 as a combined Philadelphia Fight and DC Slayers take on the Marines at Quantico Marine Base in Virginia.
USARL vs Royal Marines Schedule
- vs DC Slayers – Tuesday April 24 (6pm)
Raoul Wallenberg Pitch – (across from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum
between Independence and Maine Avenues)
- vs New England Immortals – Friday April 27 (7:30pm)
Tucker Field, 5660 Mendon Road, Cumberland RI
- vs Fight/Slayers Select - Monday April 30 (5pm TBC) –
Quantico Marine Base in Virginia
For more information about the RM Sports, please visit their website at: http://www.rmsports.co.uk