DOLPHINS ARE FAVORITES
Reigning Cup holders the Coogee Dolphins from Sydney will take the favorites tag into this weekend’s Remembrance Cup rugby league tournament in Las Vegas.
The Dolphins won the inaugural Remembrance Cup, which was first played in 2004 in Philadelphia, when they beat the then American National Rugby League champion Glen Mills Bulls 42-10.
The game was the curtain raiser to the Liberty Bell Cup international match between the USA Tomahawks and Australia.
The Remembrance Cup was originally played to remember six Dolphins players who were lost in the Bali terrorist bombings in 2002 in Indonesia and friends and family killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States.
This year is the 10th anniversary of the Bali bombings and the AMNRL has invited the Coogee Dolphins to return to the USA to mark the occasion. The tournament will be played during the Veteran's Day weekend to remember all.
The tournament isn't only about marking the solemn occasion, however, it is also designed to help the AMNRL raise general awareness of Rugby League, create interest in it and help develop the game in the West.
The format will feature 13-a-side teams playing 20-minute games consisting of two, 10-minute halves. There will be unlimited interchanges throughout the matches. Penalty goals and conversions will consist of a drop-kick to save time. There will be no extra time in pool games, while for and against will determine the standings.
The Remembrance Cup is set to be played at Sunset Park (2601 East Sunset Rd) on Saturday, November 10.
Coogee Dolphins (Australia)
British Columbia Bulldogs (Canada)
California Condors (AMNRL West)
Utah Avalanche (AMNRL West)
Las Vegas Warriors (AMNRL West)
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE (Commences 10:00am)
1) British Columbia Bulldogs vs California Condors
2) Coogee Dolphins vs Las Vegas Warriors
3) Utah Avalanche vs British Columbia Bulldogs
4) California Condors vs Coogee Dolphins
5) Las Vegas Warriors vs Utah Avalanche
Lunch/Sharp shooter goal kicker tournament
6) British Columbia Bulldogs vs Coogee Dolphins
7) California Condors vs Las Vegas Warriors
8) Utah Avalanche vs Coogee Dolphins
9) British Columbia Bulldogs vs Las Vegas Warriors
10) Utah Avalanche vs California Condors
Pre-Grand Final break/Fastest man in Sin City 100m sprint race
11) GRAND FINAL approx 3:00pm