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New Zealand wins USARL 9s Tournament

The New Zealand Police Fencibles Rugby League Team! — The 2012 and back to back USARL 9′s Champions

The New Zealand Police Rugby League Team defended their USA Rugby League 9′s title yesterday by defeating the Philadelphia Fight 22-4 in the Championship match held in Providence Rhode Island .

The NZ police were by far the better team taking out the USARL 2011 Champs “Philadelphia Fight” in the final.   Despite a number of scoring opportunities, the Fight were held out by a fitter NZ Fencibles who had no trouble capitalizing on their position with the ball.

While the final proved too much for the Fight, the highlight of the day was a bruising semifinal encounter with new found rivals the Jacksonville Axemen.

Other results include:

Rhode Island Rebellion-18
New Zealand Police-18

Phila Fight-12
Boston 13s-0

Phila Fight-18
Rhode Island Rebellion-12

Boston 13s-10
Jacksonville Axemen-22

Phila Fight-4
Jacksonville Axemen-24

NZ Police-32
Boston 13s-0

Jacksonville Axemen-20
Rhode Island Rebellion-20

Phila Fight-8
NZ Police-20

Rhode Island Rebellion-6
Boston 13s-18

Jacksonville Axemen-18
NZ Police-22

Playoffs-#2 vs. #3
Jacksonville Axemen-6
Phila Fight-12

Playoffs-#4 vs. #5
Rhode Island Rebellion-6
Boston13s-18

Playoffs-3rd place game
Boston 13s-12
Jacksonville Axemen-0

USARL 9’s Championship Match
Phila Fight-4
NZ Police-22

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