United States

By Richard Cowley, Date:3/5/13

As reported by Rugby League Planet in March, the USA Rugby League (USARL) and the American National Rugby League (AMNRL) have been locked in negotiations with the aim of bringing the game of rugby league back under one umbrella in the United States. Officials from the USARL and the AMNRL have been hard at work putting together a governance structure to take rugby league forward in a united front in the United States.

The meeting scheduled to take place on the 27th April in Philadelphia involving all club stakeholders has been postponed as the drafted revised governance model is still to be finalised. A future date for the meeting is still to be advised.

Both the AMNRL and USARL competitions will run separately for the 2013 season. A united competition is expected to start in 2014.

The big question on everyone’s lips is who will be eligible to represent the United States in the Rugby League World Cup? Hopefully common sense will prevail and we will see the strongest United States Rugby League team take the field against Wales, Cook Islands and Scotland in the 2013 RLWC.

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