COLONIAL CUP IN CT
It is a huge weekend for rugby league around the world with the playoff races underway in the NRL in Australia, Super League in Europe and the Colonial Cup between the USA and Canada.
In America fans can catch all the NRL playoff action on Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Soccer Channel between:-
Melbourne Storm v Manly Sea Eagles on Friday 9/21
South Sydney Rabbitohs v Canterbury Bulldogs on Saturday 9/22
Check local guides for schedules.
Not to be out done, the USA squad is gearing up for a big match against Canada in the second game of the Colonial Cup in Westport, Connecticut on Saturday at 4pm. After leading 16 - 0 at halftime of game one in Toronto, and finally winning 28-24 to a determined Canadian team in front of a vocal home crowd, the US squad realize just how important a noisy local fan base can be.
It is expected that a number of changes will be made to the American lineup for this game, with both nations squads to be announced this week. The US is the current holder of the Colonial Cup and hold a slim 4 point lead in the two game rubber for 2012. Canada will need to win the game by a margin of more then 4 points to take the series. Incredibly, this will be the 16th battle between the North American rivals which is a credit to all involved in the development of the sport of rugby league in the two countries. Eric Perez and Cory Tukeli have done a superb job bringing rugby league back to Canada and presenting the sport on national television north of the border.
A big crowd is expected in Westport to cheer on the US team and support a number of local players that will be in the lineup.
Colonial Cup Game 2
USA v Canada
Staples HS Football Stadium
Saturday 9/22 at 4pm
Gates open at 1pm
Pre games featuring local rugby
Kids under 18yo FREE