NO PADS! NO PROBLEM!
Another big weekend of rugby in North America is coming up! With summer fast approaching, it is a great time of year to get outdoors and enjoy your share of run, pass, and tackle without the pads and helmets!
The AMNRL will offer plenty of excitement from it's teams and players:-
- the Knights and Wildcats come face to face for the first time in 2012 after last years Grand Final. The Wildcats will be keen to avenge the loss and greet the Knights on home soil at Staples Stadium in Westport, Connecticut.
- the return of prodigous pointscorer and former USA Tomahawk Mick Mulvhill as player/coach of the Wildcats is a huge boost for the club. He has a history of success in the AMNRL competitions as a 3 time cup champion and also leading pointscorer for many years.
- the Sharks and Raiders game in PA will feature a reserve grade clash, with the two clubs boasting large squad numbers. It is an exciting development for both teams and for the growth of rugby league in each region. The main game will be a tough matchup with the Sharks always a hard team to beat in front of their vocal home crowd.
- New York Knights star back Luke Hume will suit up for the USA Eagles Rugby Union team when they take on Canada in Kingston, Ontario this weekend. Fresh from his MVP three try performance against Ireland in the Donnybrook Cup, Luke will play on the wing during the Eagles internationals this summer and return to the Knights at the back end of the season in time for the playoffs.
- Louis Tulio and Conway Maraki will make a welcome return to the Bulls after playing in the USARU Div III National Championship Finals in Glendale, CO this past weekend. The guys led Philadelphia Whitemarsh RUFC to the Final going down to New Orleans in a close battle.
- the NOVA Eagles head to PA for an away clash with the Bulls. Christian Seaman and Phil Dorn are doing a super job rebuilding the Eagles after their last administration led them down the wrong path and basically to extinction. The VA region is a great area for rugby league development. Thanks to CJ and Phil, the Eagles are on the comeback trail!
- if you're looking for action from the NRL in Australia or SLE in Europe tune in to Fox Soccer Plus for live games and replays all weekend.
Enjoy the weekend!