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US RL All Stars North

Pandemic knocks USARL into touch but not full-time

Photo Credit: Gene Thorpe Photography The USA’s domestic rugby league competition should have been well and truly underway by now, but instead it has been shelved for 2020 because of the global coronavirus pandemic. The season was supposed to have kicked...
Leeds Rhinos v USA Hawks 2016

Leeds Rhinos Crush USA Hawks – Match Report


By Brian Lowe, Date: 18/1/16

English Super League champions Leeds Rhinos have opened their 2016 preseason with a 74-6 thumping of the USA Hawks in an exhibition game Sunday in Jacksonville, Florida.

Ontario v Chicago

Midwest Rugby League scraps plans for 2020 season

Photo Credit: Carolyn Ritchie The global pandemic has thrown a major spanner in the works of plans to establish rugby league in another part of the United States with the Midwest Rugby League (MWRL) opting to shelve plans for any...
California Rugby League

Rugby Stars showcase game in California being discussed

The fledgling California Rugby League (CRL) is continuing to explore ways to bring the game to life in 2020 despite limitations brought on by the coronavirus global pandemic. Following Rugby League Planet’s exclusive article in May, in which we broke...
USA Rugby League

Can Rugby League Thrive in the USA?

Rugby has a long, rich history in the United States. Of course, it makes sense as the former British colony has had many connections to Great Britain since gaining its independence in 1776. In fact, the first recorded rugby match on U.S. soil occurred less than 98 years after the country announced its independence from Great Britain. Rugby League fans can follow the sport with rugby betting all season long on either side of the pond.

United States

US women’s rugby league program forges ahead

The recently formed USA Women’s Rugby League (USAWRL) has taken the bit between its teeth and is moving ahead with its development plans despite the sport having been shut down across America in 2020 due to the global pandemic. Established...

New Texas Rugby League on the drawing board

By Brian Lowe (Photo:

Hot on the heels of our reports on the establishment of a new rugby league competition in California, comes news of discussions about another new league, this time in Texas.

USA vs Jamaica

2020 Americas Rugby League Championship postponed

The RLEF board has announced the postponement of the 2020 Americas Championship, that was due to be played in November in Kingston Jamaica for the first time, also featuring USA, Canada and Chile. The principal reason behind the decision is...
California Rugby League

California Rugby League could take games out of state

By Brian Lowe, In an effort to salvage its inaugural season, the California Rugby League (CRL) is considering the option of taking games out of the golden state, and as soon as is practicably possible. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the...
California Rugby League

New rugby league comp takes shape in California

By Brian Lowe

Moves are well underway for a resurgence in rugby league on the US West Coast with the establishment of the new California Rugby League.