US ASSOCIATION OF RUGBY LEAGUE OFFICIAL

USARL (XIII) Club Champions

Representing the USA is the ultimate prize but club footy is the best part about Rugby League! 

The USARL XIII Competition is a National Men's Division 1 League played every Summer (May - August) comprised of east coast teams ranging from Boston through to Florida. Each season clubs from two conferences (North & South) compete in an 8 week schedule followed by a 3-4 round playoff series that leads to a grand final event where the finalist from both the North and South conference compete and a National Champion is crowned. 

SEASON VI

SEASON VI

Philadelphia Fight (42) defeated Jacksonville Axemen (20)

Under new ownership, the Philadelphia Fight continued their dominance at the Club Competition level becoming 2016 USARL Champions for their 4th Championship. In 2016 Philadelphia finishes an impressive 11-0-0, scoring 535 points, and allowing 108. In the North Conference Final Philadelphia Fight defeated Boston 13s 33-24 while in the South Conference Final, Jacksonville Axemen defeated Atlanta Rhinos 38-28. Jacksonville has yet to defeat Philadelphia at the Championship Level.

Venue: Nickerson Field, Boston University: 27th August 2016

Philadelphia Fight – 40 (Mike Gentile, Louis Tulio, Joel Weeks, Josh Vaartes, Jarod Frymoyer tries; Mike Timpano 5 goals) defeated Jacksonville Axemen – 20 (Jon Halter x 2, Tyler McClain tries; Hayden Diggins 2 goals)

MVP: Rhys Bowdich

Match Officials: Alan Chmielewski, Cody Kuxmann Chris Carter

Philadelphia Fight: Roman Lowery, Mike Gentile, Louis Tulio, Ryhs Bowdich, Mike Timpano, Rich Henson, Joel Weeks, Josh Vaartes, Jarod Frymoyer, Amdrew Kneisly, Fraser Stirling, Jessie Fogg, Casey Clark, Interchange: Zach Reichenback, James Coleman, Joeil Beasley, Pat Quirk. Coach: Rich Henson

Jacksonville Axemen: Tyler McClain, Urban Iyo, David Thomas, Jon Halter, David Washington, Billy Rogers, Ben Nicoll, Josh Cock, Hayden Diggins, Ryan Peterson, James Campbell, Kevin Wathen, John Purnell. Interchange: Will Mueller, Joe Eichner, Taylor Youngling, Ryan Ohara. Coach: Ben Nicoll

 

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SEASON V

SEASON V

Boston 13s (44) defeated Atlanta Rhinos (12)

The 2015 season witnessed 14 teams compete for the USARL Championship and the addition of 4 new clubs in Delaware Black Foxes, Connecticut Wildcats, New York Knights and Bucks County Sharks. The Boston 13s (Northeast), Philadelphia Fight (Mid-Atlantic) and Atlanta Rhinos (South) finished atop of their respective divisions with only Philadelphia remaining undefeated going into the playoffs. In the Conference Finals, the NORTH crowned a new champ when Boston smashed through 2014 Champions Philadelphia by a score of 20-12 while the SOUTH saw the Atlanta Rhinos defeat the Central Florida Warriors 46-26. This is Boston’s first Championship with their only other opportunity coming in 2012 when they lost to Jacksonville.

Venue: University of North Florida, Jacksonville: 29th August 2015

Boston 13s - 44 (Kane Bentley 3, Kiwa Oakes, Liam Georgetown, Urban Iyo, Craig Mackenzie, Lawrence Crilley tries; Liam Georgetown 6 goals) defeated Atlanta Rhinos – 12 (Kwame Little, Dustin Syas tries; Joe Cowley 2 goals)

MVP: Liam Georgetown

Match Officials: Vince Lawson, John Freeman, Jim Headle

Boston Thirteens: Liam Georgetown, Ryan Forgione, Kiwa Oakes, Tyler Ierardi, Urban Iyo, Lucas Baistrocchi, Lawrence Crilley, Marcos Flegmann (C), Kane Bentley, Jonpaul Davis, Greg Richer, Mike Elias, Craig McKenzie. Interchange: Conor Leahy, Trevor McKenzie, Patrick Canty, Curtis Goddard. Coach: Robin Peers

Atlanta Rhinos: Sam Cowley, Kwame Little, Matt Fontana, Terrance Williams, Max Pierce, Joe Cowley, Tomu Osborne, Salesi Tongamoa, Joe Cusamano, Daniel Gabrielli, Nick Newlin (C), Dustin Syas, Hiko Malu. Interchange: John Lilley, Justin Syas, Hemi Mataele, Matt Wade. Coach: Nick Newlin & Saelsi Tongamoa

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SEASON IV

SEASON IV

Philadelphia Fight (30) defeated Jacksonville Axemen (18)

Season IV (2014) witnessed USA Rugby League history with the introduction of a two Conference system (North and South) and the beginning of three new Southern Teams (Atlanta Rhinos, Central Florida Warriors and Tampa Mayhem). The 2014 Championship Final remains a classic by many USARL fan favorites lucky enough to witness two undefeated teams clash in a stormy battle. The game was a bruising encounter played in front of a capacity crowd under severe heat conditions nearing 100 degrees. In the North Conference Final Philadelphia Fight defeated Boston 13s 52-26 while in the South Conference Final, Jacksonville Axemen defeated Central Florida Warriors 38-28. The result sees the Jacksonville Axemen's record three year unbeaten record come to an end. With their 3rd National title, Philadelphia creates a dynasty while prodividing a swan song for head coach Peter Illfield stepping down after 10 years with the Philadelphia Fight. The end of the 2014 Season, the USARL formed the U.S. Association of Rugby League and was recgonized by the RLIF as the NGB for the Sport of Rugby League in the USA.

Venue: Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida: 23 August, 2014

Philadelphia Fight – 30 (Michael Garvey, John Lyons, Tom Dawney, Patrick Quirk, Jackson Springer tries; Mike Timpano 5 Goals) defeated Jacksonville Axemen – 18 (Steven Hill 2, Steven Krueger tries; Matthew Keeley 2 Goals)

MVP: Rhys Bowdich

Match Officials: Vince Lawson, John Freeman, Junior Abraham, Ray Tomkins

Philadelphia Fight: Roman Lowery, John Lyons, Michael Garvey, Joel Beasley, Mike Timpano, Tom Dawney, Rich Henson, James Coleman, Jared Frymoyer, Kevin Wiggins, Jackson Springer, Rhys Bowdich, Andrew Kneisly. Interchange: Dave Wilmore, Tristan Sylk, Ian Ferguson, Patrick Quirk. Coach: Peter Illfield

Jacksonville Axemen: Joe Bobbin, Steven Krueger, Joe Eichner, Randy Dewey, Will Mueller, Josh Cock, Richard Allegar, Jamie Uyttewall, Matthew Keeley ©, Steven Hill, Kevin Wathen, Matt Thornton, Apple Pope. Interchange: Karl Buck, Tim Herff, Taylor Youngling, Jay Defau. Coach: Matthew Keeley

 

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SEASON III

SEASON III

Philadelphia Fight (28) defeated Jacksonville Axemen (22)

The Philadelphia Fight and Jacksonville Axemen played out a thrilling USARL Grand Final in Conshohocken (Philadelphia) with the Fight winning their Second trophy in the past three seasons. Both teams were coming in having won a championship each in the USARL. The Fight in 2011 were the inaugural USARL champions and 2012 the Jacksonville team traveled to Boston to take the Championship. Perfect weather conditions for Rugby League witnessed a crowd of 1,000 in what would become one of the USARL classic matches.

Venue: A.A. Garthwaite Stadium, Conshohocken: 24th August 2013

Philadelphia Fight – 28 (Jared Frymoyer, Cesare Coscia, Rich Henson, Ben Russel, Casey Clark tries; Mike Timpano 4 goals) defeated Jacksonville Axemen – 22 (Apple Pope, Jay Mombu, Rich Allegar tries; Rich Allegar 3 goals)

MVP: Matt Webster

Match Officials: Bruce Wedderburn, Lawrence Almagno, Bill Weeks

Philadelphia Patrick Quirk, Jared Frymoyer, Ben Russel, Joel Beasley, Mike Timpano, Rich Henson , Joel Weeks, James Coleman, Cesare Coscia, Matt Webster ©, Larry Madden, Casey Clark Kevin Wiggins. Interchange: Matt Clark, John Lyons, Ian Ferguson, Andrew Tully, Thomas Madden, Matt Scherr. Coach: Peter Illfield

Jacksonville Axemen: Jay Mombu, Matt Thornton, Taylor Alley, Akarika Dawn, Nick Shea, Brent Shorten ©, Rich Allegar, Brenden Beadle, Apple Pope, Bart Longchamp, Jay Defau, Josh Cock Gaz Walker. Interchange: Mao Lamoli, Craig Howitt, Jamie Uyttewall, Taylor Youngling, Kevin Wathen Stephen Hill. Coach: Brent Shorten.

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SEASON II

SEASON II

Jacksonville Axemen (28) defeated Boston 13s (22)

The Jacksonville Axemen are the 2012 USA Rugby League Champions defeating the Boston 13s winning their first USARL Championship and second Championship as a team (AMNRL 2010). The final played at MIT Steinbrenner Stadium (Boston) saw a packed house with standing room only witness one of the great finals in American Rugby League history. In near perfect weather conditions, fans rallied around their local team and were treated to an exhibition of Rugby League but on the day Jacksonville were too strong for an inexperienced Boston 13s. #9 Matt Keely was a deserving winner of the MVP Medal. His quick thinking in attack was noticeable with each touch of the ball but his tireless defense in the remaining 10 minutes proved to be the difference between both teams.

Venue: MIT Steinbrenner Stadium: 25th August 2012

Jacksonville Axemen – 28 (Bart Longchamp, Nathan Tate 4,Brent Shorten tries; Matt Keeley 2) defeated Boston 13s – 22 (Ben Browne 2, Michael Bozza, Mick Wilson tries; Dustin Cooper 3 goals)

MVP: Matt Keeley

Match Officials: Danny McNeice, Alan Chmielewski, Bill Weeks, Joe Pontak

Boston 13s: Matt Troila-Kelliher, Michael Bozza, Mick Wilson, Marcos Flegman, Trent Tama Pirihi, Craig MacKenzie, Dan Green, Ben Browne, Dustin Cooper ©, Patrick Canty, Anthony MacQueston, Carrick Pell, Dustin Ward. Interchange: Keith Wilkins, Chris Carter, Tam Tran, Greg Richer, Jamie Green, Miguel Gaines, Scott Giacomozzi. Coach: Dustin Cooper

Jacksonville Axemen: Josh Longnecker, Matt Thorton, Nathan Tait, Taylor Alley, Cade Pollard, Brent Shorten ©, Richard Alleger, Jaime Uyettwaal, Matt Keeley, Bart Longchamp, Brenden Beedle, Matt Clark Jonathan DeFau. Interchange: Josh Jackson, Kevin Wathan, Karl Buck, Max Schwartz, Craig Howitt Dylan Beaver. Coach: Matt Keeley

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SEASON I

SEASON I

Philadelphia Fight (28) defeated New Haven Warriors (26)

Season I (2011) and 8 teams brave out to form the new USARL Club Competition with the goal becoming the recognized body for the administration and organization of Rugby League Football in the USA and to embody the vision of professionally developing the sport throughout America. (Boston 13s, D.C. Slayers, New Haven Warriors, New Jersey Titans, Jacksonville Axemen, Oneida FC, Philadelphia Fight). 2011 saw Philadelphia Fight become the inaugural USA Rugby League Champions defeating New Haven Warriors 28-26 in hurricane conditions. The Fight were the first to come out of the blocks and raced away to a 18-0 lead in the opening 20 minutes with one of the tries of the season coming from an individual effort from Joel Weeks. The Second half saw a rejuvenated New Haven side and in an amazing 20 minutes of Rugby League, the Warriors were able to pull the score back to within 6 scoring two converted tries. In the last 20 minutes both two teams went tit-for-tat on tries with scores being level at 22-22. With 10 minutes remaining, New Haven took the lead 26-22 only to see Philadelphia score in the dying minutes to seal an absolute thriller 28-26. New Haven despite the disappointment go home with their heads held high knowing that they had just played in the game of the year!

Venue: A.A. Garthwaite Stadium, Conshohocken: 28th August 2011

Philadelphia Fight – 28 (Patrick Quirk, Mike Timpano, Joel Weeks, John Evangelista tries; Joel Weeks 4, Mike Timpano 2 goals) defeated New Haven Warriors – 26 (Siose Muliumu, Karl Buck, Ben Kelly, Andrew Morone, Jeremy Kosbob tries; Brian Schact 3 goals)

MVP: Joel Weeks

Match Officials: Alan Chmielewski, Bill Weeks, Bruce Wedderburn

Philadelphia Fight: Sean Staunton, Jared Frymoyer, Patrick Quirk, Mike Kelley, Mike Timpano, Rich Henson, Joel Weeks, James Coleman, David Wilmore, Matt Webster ©, Larry Madden, Andrew Tully, Kevin Wiggins, Joe Bascelli Joel Beasley. Interchange: John Evangelista, Joe Henson, Daniel Gabrielli, Martwain Johnston. Coach: Peter Illfield

Jacksonville Axemen: Keith Nelson, Joe Roucken, James Mcowan, Ed Reed, Brian Lee

Damien Omalveney Siose Muliumu, Blair Wards, Taurean Sheehan, Matt Callan, Karl Buck, Ben Kelly, Andrew Moroney, Wesley Haughton, Amosa Lio. Interchange: Justin Xenelis, Chris Yeargen, Jeremy Kosbob, Brian Schact. Coach: Adam Hamon

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