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Jamaican Rugby League News

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#1 League Express

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:51 AM

JAMAICAN RUGBY LEAGUE INTER-COLLEGIATE GRAND FINAL

Mico 32 G.C. Foster 29

 

Two late penalties from Kenyon Woolery gave Mico their first title in an upset win over G.C. Foster.

 

The Grand Final, played at the University of Technology grounds was a rip-roaring game, the sides coming in to it with similar regular season records having won nine of their ten games, the only defeats being to each other.

 

Defending champions G.C. Foster, however, were on familiar territory and started strongest when hooker Marlando Anderson released Ryan Spence down the right wing after only 58 seconds for an unconverted try.

 

Mico responded three minutes later when Toyin Cross evaded two defenders to crash over in the left hand corner and he was in again soon after, Woolery converting both efforts.  

 

GC Foster stormed back when giant centre Adrian Myers powered across in the 21st minute and the holders enjoyed an excellent spell of ball and territorial advantage. Speedy scrum-half Adrian McKenzie scored two quick tries, Grant adding the extras to both to give his side a ten point lead.

 

Mico responded when Nickoy Allen was given space on the right side but GC Foster fired the last salvo of the half when Grant took an inside ball from a scrum and raced untouched for a try which he goaled to make it 28-16 at the break.

 

GC Foster opened the scoring in the second half when Stephen Scott kicked a drop goal but Mico readjusted their game plan and started to pin their rivals in their own half with some excellent tactical kicking.

 

It paid dividends on the hour, Romaen Campbell unstoppable, Woolery goaling and, with seven minutes left, Oshane Eddie crossed, Woolery’s goal leaving a point between the sides as GC Foster looked to hang on.

 

But their discipline deserted them in the final five minutes, Woolery punishing them for Mico to snatch a dramatic win.

 

In the third place play off between the University of the West Indies and Portmore Community College, UWI were victorious 22-16 thanks to a superb four try performance from Bahamian speedster Jordan Isaacs.

 

CONTACTS:

RLA Development Manager

Romeo Monteith

Email: romeocbar@yahoo.com   :      Romeo.Monteith@rfl.uk.com             

IntercolGeneral Secretary:

Moy-Ann Simpson

Telephone: #316-6795,

Email: intercolsecretariat@yahoo.com)

 

Website: www.jamaicarugbyleague.com

 

PHIL CAPLAN

RLEF MEDIA OFFICER


Edited by John Drake, 08 July 2013 - 12:15 PM.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 08:45 AM

Jamaica have arrived in Toronto to take on Canada in the third Annual Caribbean Cup at the Lamport Stadium on Saturday.

 

The hosts hold the trophy after their 18-12 win in 2012 and will be in buoyant mood having attracted over 7,000 fans to the venue last week who witnessed a sensational 36-20 win over the United States.

 

“Canada is a great side, they have just beaten the world number 12 ranked USA - who are in the World Cup - so we know they are a capable team,” said Jamaica's Head Coach, Romeo Monteith on arrival. “However, we will leave everything on that field for 80 minutes. We love playing in Canada and our hosts are always great to us so will definitely enjoy this challenge.”

 

“Our squad has been going through their paces at the GC Foster College grounds and will feature 15 domestic based players. Added to them are Romaen Campbell who attends Mico University College on a rugby league scholarship is playing for the Boston 13s in the USARL championship this summer. And Sheffield Eagles’ Corey Hanson, who plays at centre, is also over here.  We are confident that the players we have selected will make us proud.”

 

Canada is currently 19th in the Rugby League International Federation’s World Rankings while the Reggae Warriors are three places lower. Last year the Jamaicans came close to upsetting their North American rivals and Monteith expects another good performance.  The JRLA now boasts nearly 1,000 players at all age groups thanks, in part, to the Sports Development Foundation, the government agency responsible for the funding of local Associations who recognized the JRLA in April 2004.

 

The Reggae Warriors have attracted thousands of fans worldwide who enjoy their free flowing style of play and, according to JRLA Chairman Ventley Brown, it is this flair for the sport that will one day propel Jamaica to become one of the country's most loved teams.

 

“We believe strongly in putting out a product that is entertaining and attractive to our growing fan base,” he commented. “We continue to work hard to establish the structures that will make rugby league a household name in Jamaica. A lot has been achieved in a short time and we are hoping to attract local sponsors so that we can play some internationals in Jamaica to further entrench our game in the psyche of our people.”

 

JAMAICA NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE SQUAD v CANADA:

 

Andre Reid ©, Claude Yen, Jason Gooden, Jermaine Pinnock, Marvin Thompson, Robert Rodney (Duhaney Park Red Sharks) Adrian Mckenzie, Ryan Grant, Stephen Scott, Fabion Turner (GC Foster College)  Romaen Campbell (Mico University College), Corey Hanson (Sheffield Eagles), Nathan Campbell (University of Technology), Jakeba Grant (University of the West Indies), Omar Jones, Sandino Hastings (Vauxhall Vultures)

 

For information contact -
Romeo Monteith
JRLA Development Officer

Tel: 1-876-460-9901

Email: romeocbar@yahoo.com  Romeo.Monteith@rfl.uk.com

Website: www.jamaicarugbyleague.com


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#3 thirteenthman

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 09:17 AM

Canada beat Jamaica 38-14 according to the CRL Facebook page. Attendance, 5188.



#4 Jim from Oz

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 11:44 AM

Shame Canada aren't at RLWC 2013 !



#5 Phil

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 11:52 AM

Really impressed at the advances RL is making in some of the development countries, Jamaica, Canada, Serbia etc. The future's bright, the future's RL.


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#6 deluded pom?

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 04:32 PM

Canada beat Jamaica 38-14 according to the CRL Facebook page. Attendance, 5188.

Someone posted on the LU forum that there was a misprint and the actual attendance was 5,788.


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#7 shun

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:18 PM

yeah 5,788 is the official attendance, Cracking that!



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:13 PM

Canada needs to be fast tracked onto the international stage. Maybe English, Australian and new Zealand officials, referees, coaches etc can head over to Canada and help spread and develop the game even further into places like Quebec, Alberta, nova scotia etc. also how about pre-season NRL and super league matches taking place in Canada like Leeds playing souths in florida?

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:30 PM

Canada needs to be fast tracked onto the international stage. Maybe English, Australian and new Zealand officials, referees, coaches etc can head over to Canada and help spread and develop the game even further into places like Quebec, Alberta, nova scotia etc. also how about pre-season NRL and super league matches taking place in Canada like Leeds playing souths in florida?

agree with that 100%.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 12:12 AM

"NRL and super league matches taking place in Canada like Leeds playing souths in florida?"

Florida is not in Canada lol

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 12:18 AM

Canada needs to be fast tracked onto the international stage. Maybe English, Australian and new Zealand officials, referees, coaches etc can head over to Canada and help spread and develop the game even further into places like Quebec, Alberta, nova scotia etc. also how about pre-season NRL and super league matches taking place in Canada like Leeds playing souths in florida?

 

I think if the USA get don't get their act together, and maybe, even if they do, Canada could qualify for the next world cup. Let's not rush them too fast. The next world cup would be plenrty soon enough to advance them on the world stage.

 

Canada would seem to be ideal standard opponents for a non NRL stacked Scotland or Ireland or Cook Islands to boost the international calendar. They do seem to be making impressive strides. They could even have a few potential pro players hiding away over there.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:41 AM

"NRL and super league matches taking place in Canada like Leeds playing souths in florida?"
Florida is not in Canada lol

I know Florida isn't in canada but Leeds played 2 exhibition games against souths I think in Jacksonville and this should be replicated in Canada as they are developing quicker than the US.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 04:50 AM

I'd LOVE to see Leeds up here! It's been over 10 years since I last saw a live super league game.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:37 AM

Someone posted on the LU forum that there was a misprint and the actual attendance was 5,788.

 

Thanks for the clarification DP.

 

I read on there that Jamaica don't play at home because of the costs involved. They can get more grants for travelling abroad. Which is a shame if its true.


Edited by thirteenthman, 22 July 2013 - 07:58 AM.


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:03 AM

Match report here http://www.canadarug...le.php?id=10232


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:53 AM

Jamaica Rugby League head coach and director of rugby Romeo Monteith reflected on his side’s 38-14 loss in Toronto at the weekend as they arrived back on the island.
The reggae warriors won more friends among the near 6,000 crowd but returned without the Caribbean Carnival Cup.
“It was a hotly contested game that showed how far the sport is progressing in the region,” said Monteith. “Canada deserve great credit for the events they are putting on. We never really recovered from a slow start but battled bravely to contain our bigger opponents.”
Canada led 20-6 at half time and Monteith acknowledged that the Jamaicans were the architects of their own downfall in the second period. “We got it back to 20-10 and dominated possession for a while but dropped some crucial ball and the game went away from us.”
"Canada played well and stuck to their systems and structure.  We were very poor when we got near their try line and must have knocked on at least five times when we had scoring chances. I felt our tackling was strong and if we can improve our ball retention then we will be okay.”
He added, “It was our first game since last July and in order to improve we are need sponsors to come on board and help this team play more regular internationals, there are thousands of fans who want to see us play and we need help to make it happen. "

CANADA 38 JAMAICA 14

CANADA
Robin Legault, Brett King, Adam TImler, Christian Miller, Tony Felix, Matt Wyles, Steve Piatek, Eric Moyer, Chris Diamond, Rob Autagavaia, Trent Hansen, Henry Miers, Cam Grace; Substitutes - Joe Bangay, Geoff Bylund, Ken Waring, Enoch Wamalwa

Tries: Chris Diamond, Steve Piatek, Robin Legault, Brett King, Tony Felix, Geoff Bylund

Goals: Steve Piatek 7

JAMAICA   
Robert Rodney, Jakeba Grant, Claude Yen, Corey Hanson, Adrian Mckenzie, Fabion Turner, Ryan Grant, Jason Gooden, Andre Reid, Sandino Hastings, Nathan Campbell, Stephen Scott, Jermaine Pinnock; Substitutes - Marvin Thompson, Omar Jones, Alec Harris, Romaen Campbell

Tries:  Corey Hanson, Adrian McKenzie, Robert Rodney

Goals: Ryan Grant  

Referee - Paul Byrne (Eng)

Attendance - 5,788


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:01 AM

DUHANEY PARK RED SHARKS CROWNED JAMAICAN NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

DUHANEY PARK RED SHARKS 28 VAUXHALL VULTURES 23 - Red Stripe Football Field, Kingston

A terrific score from Nathan Campbell and late try saving tackle by Robert Rodney saw Duhaney Park Red Sharks secure a 28-23 victory over defending champions Vauxhall Vultures in a thrilling JRLA National Club Championship Grand Final.
The Red Sharks started out brightly but could not capitalise, a strong run from Vultures full back Everton Richards leading to Mohenjo Thompson kicking a penalty to give the holders an early lead.
Three minutes later, Sharks were again guilty of holding down and Thompson punished them with two more points and added a field goal.
Duhaney Park finally got on the scoreboard when speedster Fabion Turner darted over in the tenth minute after picking up a loose pass.
In a nip-and-tuck encounter, Vauxhall replied with a try from bustling second rower Jahdeek Clarke but Sharks dominated the remainder of the half and posted three tries courtesy of Campbell, Rodney and Andre Reid to lead 16-9 at the break.
Vauxhall dominated the opening exchanges of the second period, winger Andrew Hylton crossing to narrow the gap to three points.
Jermaine Pinnock replied with a converted try for the Sharks but Vauxhall hit back with two quickfire touchdowns to Richards and Hylton to claim a narrow 23-22 lead.
Duhaney Park regained their composure and scored against the run of play when Campbell burst through several tackles and raced 40 meters for his second try between the posts, goaled by Kemoy White, ten minutes from time.
In a desperate finish, Vauxhall should have scored in the 75th minute when Kemar Gray went over the try line however he failed to see winger Rodney who dislodged the ball.
That play sealed the Championship for Duhaney Park who claimed their second title in three years.

DUHANEY PARK RED SHARKS 28

Tries: Jermaine Pinnock, Fabion Turner, Robert Rodney, Andre Reid, Nathan Campbell 2
Goals: Kemoy Whyte 2

VAUXHALL VULTURES 23

Tries: Everton Richards, Andrew Hylton 2, Jahdeek Clarke
Goals: Mohenjo Thompson 3
Field Goal 1


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