USARL Hawks

HAWKS (USA National Team)

Current World Ranking: 10
Coaching Manager: Brian McDermott
Coaching Assistant:
Sean Rutgerson
Team Manager: Danny Hanson
Captain: TBD
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach:
Ben Kelly

Event Schedule for 2015 is currently being determined. All co-ordination of the National Team efforts is currently overseen through USARL Chairman Peter Illfield.

The USARL is currently seeking support and volunteer positions in the areas of player recruitment, managers, medical staff & sponsorship. If interested, please contact pillfield@usarl.com

USA National Team Eligibility
Under the control of the US Association of Rugby League Inc., the national governing body for the sport of Rugby League in the USA (member of both the RLIF and RLEF,) qualification to play for the HAWKS and represent the United States at a national level requires citizenship or heritage connections with the USA. Players who are eligible to represent the USA must be either registered players with the USARL National Competition and other competing competitions throughout the world.

Recent History
Formerly known as the USA Tomahawks, the USA is considered to have had a successful 2013 World Cup campaign finishing in the Quarter-Finals. The USA won a warm up against 4th ranked France, defeating them 22–18 in Toulouse making it their best victory to date. Following they played the Cook Islands and Wales within their group, and then an inter-group game against Scotland, beating the Cook Islands 32– 0, Wales 24–16, and losing 22–8 to Scotland. As group winners, USA faced Australia in the quarter-finals, losing 62-0 to be eliminated from the tournament.