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Rugby League in America continues to roll on into September and beyond in 2012 as the AMNRL, USA Tomahawks and clubs throughout the USA present more rugby league action as fall approaches. Check out what is still to come for the rest of the year!
The Tomahawks will take on the Canadian Wolverines in what should be the most exciting Colonial Cup series to date. The USA are the current cup holders and will face a very tough Canadian team that has already secured victories this year over the Jamaican and Lebanese national teams. Fans of rugby league in North America will enjoy top class rugby league between the traditional rivals at:-
Game 1 - Saturday, September 8 at 7pm: Lamport Stadium, Toronto, Canada (find out more here)
Game 2 - Saturday, September 22 at 3pm: Varsity Stadium, Fairfield University, CT
North American Cross Border Challenge:
George Tupou has done a tremendous job developing rugby league in the southwest having played matches this year against the Provo Steelers in Utah along with developing an exciting series out west with the British Columbia Bulldogs from Vancouver, Canada. The two game series is an exciting opportunity for rugby league to grow in two regions of significant interest on either side of the border.
Game 1 - Saturday, August 18: Vancouver BC (Bulldogs 48 d Avalanche 12)
Game 2 - Saturday, September 8: Salt Lake City, UT
Sean Strickland heads up the growing interest for rugby league in the pacific region in Hawaii with rugby league games being played currently in Oahu that includes local rugby union clubs such as the Harlequins, Marist, and Islanders. Assisted by Kelly McGill, Joe Santos, and Rob Marsom the potential in the pacific region is incredible as evidenced by the crowd turning out for the 'Ohana Cup in May and the response to the game. The Hawaii region has already been represented aon the US National Team by Kelly McGill, Leonard Peters, Anthony Sunia, Vai Notoa, Loto Tagaloa, Pila Taufa, Mike Tuala, Vaka Manupuna, Andrw Malafu, Dusten Umeda, and Tala Esera. Players are currently playing in a series of games that will serve as tryouts for players pressing for selection on the USA Tomahawks squad along with an Hawaiian Allstars representative team that will take on the Queensland Indigenous team in October that will be coached by former Australian international and Queensland State of Origin star Tony Currie, featuring former NRL players such as Ian Lacey. The QLD tour party will include an Aboriginal dance group that will be performing at various Polynesian cultural locations, with the tour being followed by cameras and producers with the National Indigenous TV Network which will showcase this historic tour in Australia.
Hawaii Allstars v QLD Indigenous
Saturday, October 27 at TBA in Oahu, Hawaii
The Coogee Dolphins will return to the USA for the first time to contest the Remembrance Cup since 2004. The Dolphins played the curtain raiser to the USA v Australia Liberty Bell Cup against the Glen Mills Bulls at Franklin Field, PA to honor the memory of lost players and team mates in the Bali Terrorist bombing which claimed the lives of a number of Australians. Col Manners who is leading the West Development in the US was a member of the Dolphins squad in 2004 and has since relocated to America and been a member of the NY Knights, Northern Raiders, and represented the USA Tomahawks on a tour of Australia in 2006. The Remembrance Cup will be played in Las Vegas and feature a number of teams in a tournament format in November!
Saturday, November 10 at TBA
Featuring; Coogee Dolphins, Las Vegas Warriors, Utah Avalanche, West Coast Allstars, and teams from around the US to be announced.
In 2012 in association with our northern neighbors, the American National Rugby League and Canada Rugby League will have featured rugby league action in:-
Las Vegas, Nevada
British Columbia, Vancouver
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