History will be made on 22 June when Jamaica play their first-ever home international against the USA, at the Mona Bowl Field in Kingston (kick off 3.30pm), in an escalation of one of international rugby league’s burgeoning rivalries.
There was a huge upset in the Grand Final of the Jamaican Inter-Collegiate Championship when four times champions Mico University College Crocs were beaten for the first time in 2017 by University of Technology at the Alpha Boys Institute.
To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the inugural rugby league match played in the country, further history was made when Red Star Belgrade won the first-ever full contact girls match, beating Red Kangaroos 46-16 at the Ada Ciganlija stadium.
Duhaney Park Red Sharks win Jamaica rugby league New Year 9s
The Jamaica Rugby League Association launched the 2020 men’s season with the second annual New Year 9s. Eight community and intercollegiate teams took part in the tournament at the Duhaney Park Mini Stadium.
(Photo credit Lisa Ashman): Jamaican players (Arian Thomas and Steve Miller) celebrate after scoring against the USA in June International Test Match
The England Lionhearts, a powerful representative team from the amateur leagues in England landed in Jamaica on Monday July 2 for a 14 day Tour of Jamaica. They will play three Test matches against local representative teams and participate in a 9-a-side tournament. The party contains 22 players and 10 staff, including a referee.
The Duhaney Park Red Sharks secured their fourth consecutive League Leaders Shield in the Rugby League Around The Grounds sponsored National Club Championship. Duhaney Park was led by flying winger Andrew Simpson who bagged 4 tries in a convincing 66-10 victory over Liguanea Dragons at the UWI Mona Sports Complex on Saturday.
The Jamaica Rugby League Association has announced their 22-man initial squad to face Canada at the Lamport Stadium in Toronto on Saturday (July 19) kick off 7pm.
The Reggae Warriors will battle the Wolverines for the fourth annual Caribbean Carnival Cup, currently held by Canada after their 38-14 victory last time out.