US ASSOCIATION OF RUGBY LEAGUE OFFICIAL

Rugby League 101

When it comes to Rugby, 'League' is it!

Rugby League or just 'League' is a highly explosive entertainment spectacle that's the ultimate in finesse, speed and physical brute force. Described as an intellectual game, it’s played by powerful athletes who experience over over 200 snaps and 300 collisions during 80 minutes of play. Combine the players’ athleticism with ingenious strategies to crack the defences, and you will see why when it comes to Rugby, League is it!  

NRL

NRL

The World's elite form of Rugby 'Club' Competition

The National Rugby League (NRL) is the most watched TV sport in Australia and is the most viewed and attended rugby league club competition in the world. Regarded as the world's elite rugby league championship, the NRL's main competition known as the Telstra Premiership is contested by sixteen teams, fifteen of which are based in Australia with one based in New Zealand. NRL matches are played in Australia and New Zealand from March to October. The season culminates in the premiership-deciding game, the NRL Grand Final, traditionally one of Australia's most popular sporting events and one of the world's largest attended sporting championship games. NRL also features The State of Origin; a 3 games "All-Star" series between New South Wales and Queensland which is considered Australia's greatest sports rivalry. The State of Origin series is the annual best-of-three Australian rugby league football match series between two state representative sides, the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons. 

Games in the USA are traditonally broadcast on FS2 (Fox Network) and FoxSoccer Plus with the full season available to watch on www.foxsoccer2go.com or by downloading the app.

Follow NRL: www.nrl.com | facebook.com/nrl 

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SUPERLEAGUE

SUPERLEAGUE

The top-level professional rugby league club competition in Europe

Super League, officially the First Utility Super League for sponsorship reasons. The league has twelve teams: eleven from England and one from France. The Super League season runs March through September.  Learn more about SuperLeague, Operations & Youth Level Activities by visiting http://www.rugby-league.com  

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USARL XIIIs Competition

USARL XIIIs Competition

THE TOP-LEVEL RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB COMPETITION IN THE USA

The USARL XIII Competition is a National Men's Division 1 League played every Summer (May - August) comprised of east coast teams ranging from Boston through to Florida. Each season, clubs from two conferences (North & South) compete in an 8 week schedule followed by a 3-4 round playoff series that leads to a grand final event where the finalist from both the North and South conference compete and a National Champion is crowned. The U.S. Association of Rugby League (USARL) focuses on and conducts Rugby League activities, youth and elite development, education and training as required to compete in both domestic and international environments.

View the USARL XIII's Club Champions Wall

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Hawks - USA National Team

Hawks - USA National Team

USA going to Rugby League World Cup 2017

It is mission accomplished for the USA winning the 'Americas' pool defeating both Canada and Jamaica. The USA Hawks (Ranked 10th) will now compete in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup (see above). 

The Firehouse Subs Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers – Americas, was a 3 game tournament played December 4-12, 2015 and held in Jacksonville and Deland, Florida. The pool known as the 'Americas' consisted of USA, Canada and Jamaica with only the winner advancing to the World Cup.


WORLD CUP AMERICAS QUALIFIERS TOURNAMENT

  • Dec 2 @Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida
    USA Hawks (20) defeated Jamaica Reggae Warriors (14)

  • Dec 8 @Spec Martin Stadium, DeLand, Florida
    Canada Wolverines (18) Jamaica Reggae Warriors (18)

  • Dec 12 @Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida
    USA Hawks (34) defeated Canada Wolverines (24)

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2017 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP

2017 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP

Held in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea

In 2017, the best Rugby League players from around the world will be playing for the most sought after prize in international Rugby League.

The Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) will see 14 teams play 28 games over five weeks – all hoping to be crowned world champions in what is the pinnacle event in international Rugby League. In addition to playing matches in Australia and New Zealand, there will be three pool matches played in Papua New Guinea in front of some of the world's most passionate Rugby League fans. This Tournament will celebrate the diversity of cultures and countries playing and engaging with the game around the world.

The Rugby League World Cup 2017Tournament to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 27 October – 2 December 2017.  The RLWC2017 is the 15th staging of the tournament and the draw involves 14 countries including the USA Hawks. Visit the website to learn more.


PREVIOUS WORLD CUP WINNERS

  • RLWC2017 | Nov 2 @Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (Australia)
    Winner - TBD

  • RLWC2013 | Nov 30 @Old Trafford, Manchester (England)
    Australia (34) defeated New Zealand (2)

  • RLWC2008 | Nov 22 @Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (Australia)
    New Zealand (34) defeated Australia (20)

  • RLWC2000 | Nov 25 @Old Trafford, Manchester (England)
    Australia (40) defeated New Zealand (12)

  • RLWC1995 | Oct 28 @Wembley Stadium, London (England)
    Australia (16) defeated England (8)

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NORTH VS SOUTH

NORTH VS SOUTH

THE FIRST STEP OF REPRESENTATIVE FOOTY

USA Rugby League's state-of-the-union, North vs South places the best USA players from rival conferences in a competitive contest with USA Hawks selections on the line. Only players that have played one full season in the USARL and qualify for Hawks national selection are able to particpate in this Championship event. 

2016 NORTH VS SOUTH RESULTS

Venue: Tampa Catholic High School. Tampa Florida. October 22, 2016
MVP: Hiko Malu
Match Officials: Adam Shelton, Jim Headle, Gary Crumley

SOUTH - 38 (Nick Newlin (2), Brett Witte, Oche Armstrong, Joe Eichner, Hiko Malu, Jon St. John. Goals: Jon Halter 5/6, Joe Eichner 0/1) defeated NORTH – 32 (Ty Elkins (2), Matt Walsh, Alex Foster, Sterling Wynn, Gunnar Johnson Goals: Matt Walsh 4/6)

NORTH: Roman Lowery, Ty Elkins, Alex Foster, Terrance Williams, Marcus Satavu, Dom Defalco, Matt Walsh, Mike Schachter, Charlie Rizzo, Brock Duncan, Mike Elias, Odain Brown, Gunnar Johnson, Dylan Beaver, Rod Ceasar, Matt Almeida, Wesley Haughton, Chris Frazier, Sterling Wynn, Bryant Alexander. Coach: Brent Richardson. 

SOUTH: Tyler McClain, Josh Jackson, Adam Shokair, Jon St. John, Travis Miller, Jonathan Halter, Matt Fontana, Bart Longchamp, Brett Witte, Nick Newlin, Hiko Malu, Joe Eichner, Jon Purnell, Jordan Heine, Andrew Zuluaga, David Thomas, Justin Branca, Ryan Peterson, Oche Armstrong, Josh Heath. Coach: Gareth Walker Billy Neilson Dan Slagle.  

 

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RUGBY LEAGUE AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP

RUGBY LEAGUE AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP

Tri-nations tournament between USA, Canada & Jamaica

Following the success of their games in the Rugby League World Qualifiers last season – USA, Canada and Jamaica have unveiled a new tournament, ‘The Rugby League Americas Championship.' The three nations will play the other to determine the champions of the Americas region with the goal to play tournament annually. 

RLIF chairman Nigel Wood, who attended the final world cup qualification match in Jacksonville last December, said: “This is a very significant initiative in the development of our sport internationally. All three nations are to be congratulated for taking the world cup qualifying process onto the next logical level.” 
 

2016 Champions - USA (Tournament MVP: USA - Junior VaiVai)

  • Game I: Jamaica 2 vs Canada 38 (Levitown, PA July 14 2016)
  • Game II: USA 54 vs Jamaica 4 (Philadelphia, PA July 23 2016)
  • Game III: Canada 8 vs USA 14 (Wilmington, DE Sept 24 2016)

VIEW USA HAWKS GAME SUMMARIES

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COLONIAL CUP

COLONIAL CUP

USA vs Canada Annual International

The Colonial Cup is an international rugby league football challenge match played each year between the United States and Canada Wolverines. The inaugural match was played in September, 2010 at the Richardson Memorial Stadium at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. The match was won by the USA 22-16.

In 2011, the Colonial Cup was expanded to a 'home and away' series. Each team won their home fixture; the USA won the first of the two games 18-2 with Canada securing their first win in the second match with an 18-16 win. USA won the series with an overall aggregate score of 34-20. In 2012, the Cup was again contested over 2 games, with the USA winning both games. In 2013, the series was expanded to a best 2 of 3 series. In 2014, Canada won their first ever Colonial Cup trophy. In 2015, the USA were beaten by Canada 2-0 with both games played in Philadelphia. In 2016, The USA won both games playing home and away reclaiming their first cup since 2014.

  • 2016 Champions - USA
    (Game I: Canada 8 - USA 14; Game II: USA 20 - Canada 14)

  • 2015 Champions - Canada
    (Game I: USA 28 - Canada 36; Game II: USA 28 - Canada 34)

  • 2014 Champions - Canada
    (Canada 52 - USA 14)

  • 2013 Champions - USA
    (Game I: Canada 20 - USA 36; Game II: USA 44 - Canada 16; Game III: Canada 20 - USA 28)

  • 2012 Champions - USA
    (Results not available...)

  • 2011 Champions - USA
    (Game I: USA 18 - Canada 2; Game II: USA 16 - Canada 18)

 

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RLIF

RLIF

Rugby League International Federation

Responsible for the Laws of the Game, the development, organisation and governance Rugby League internationally, and for the sport's major international tournament, the Rugby League World Cup.

The objects of the Rugby League International Federation are to foster, develop, extend, govern and administer the Game of Rugby League throughout the world; and to bring together the Members, Affiliates, Honorary Members and others for the purpose of achieving the above. The USA is recognized as an affiliate member as in the process of meeting the requirements for full member status. Visit the Rugby League International Federation website to learn more. 

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9s RUGBY LEAGUE

9s RUGBY LEAGUE

explosive speed and strength in a tournament format

Rugby league nines (or simply nines) is a version of rugby league football played with nine players on each side. 

Much like its rugby union counterpart rugby 7’s, 9’s is an exciting spectacle but is unique in design to showcase the explosive speed and strength often witnessed in Rugby League. Competing teams will field 9 players each side for two 9 minute halves in a group and knockout style tournament. The game is substantially the same as full rugby league, with some differences in rules and shorter games. Nines is usually played in festivals, as its shorter game play allows for a tournament to be completed in a day or over a single weekend. It has become more popular than the similar rugby league sevens (rugby league with seven players to a side), with many tournaments using nines to distinguish it from rugby union sevens.

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