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Canada v USA

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Unconfirmed score line was Canada 36 v USA 20. The crowd figure was put at 7,000+ again unconfirmed.

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36-20 it was to canada, it is a great crowd, nearly the same as england v the exiles

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Good win for the Candians - sure they'll enjoy a win over the Americans. A lot of hard work appears to be going on over there, so it's good to see them getting their rewards on and off the pitch.

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Based on the pics I have seen on twitter, that crowd figure seems very fair. It looked pretty full(ish) from what I saw.

Hope the highlights are on Premier?

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Hope the highlights are on Premier?

 

Hopefully they will. I know they're showing highlights of the Police, Student and Womens WC's in a couple of weeks time.

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What sort of team did the US put out? Was it just AMNRL players again?

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What sort of team did the US put out? Was it just AMNRL players again?

Akarika Dawn was selected as the token USARL representative. The rest were AMNRL players.

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What sort of team did the US put out? Was it just AMNRL players again?

just the one from usarl me thinks...

Mike Cartwright (New York Knights)

Bryan Confer (Aston Bulls)

Curtis Cunz (Connecticut Wildcats)

Akarika Dawn (Jacksonville Axemen)

Kristian Freed (Connecticut Wildcats)

Pete Jordan (New York Knights)

Andrew Kneisly (Aston Bulls)

Vai Notoa (Hawaiian Chiefs)

Mark Offerdahl (Connecticut Wildcats)

Damien O’Malveney (Southampton Dragons)

Craig Priestly (Southampton Dragons)

Justin Ripley (New York Knights)

Ben Sadgrove (New York Knights)

Mike Schachter (Connecticut Wildcats)

Dennis Schmeiler (Connecticut Wildcats)

Salesi Tongamoa (Connecticut Wildcats)

Matt Walsh (Connecticut Wildcats)

Taylor Welch (Connecticut Wildcats)

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I'm sure the Canadians like beating the Yanks as much as we (England) like beating the Aussies. What better way to enthuse a big crowd than a win against the old enemy. I can see the Colonial Cup heading north of the border in 2013.

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Canada along with Jamaica have to be the recent success story in the devolpment of international rugby league, both domestically and internationally. Developing leagues in Ontario and British Columbia and a international calendar with a loyal and growing following.

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Canada along with Jamaica have to be the recent success story in the devolpment of international rugby league, both domestically and internationally. Developing leagues in Ontario and British Columbia and a international calendar with a loyal and growing following.

Totally agree. It's refreshing reading the comments of fans on twitter etc who just enjoy the game for what it is.

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Totally agree. It's refreshing reading the comments of fans on twitter etc who just enjoy the game for what it is.

There are so many positives for the development of rugby league in Canada. Canada is a rich industrial developed country with a large population and a sports mad public, a bit like Australia. It also has a large British expat population and French speaking population which surely would be a positive for any british and French teams touring.

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The French played the previous Canadian RL incarnation in the eighties in Canada.

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It shows that the game is making expansionary strides in it's international spread that such a fixture takes place and the ones in eastern Europe, Ukraine, Poland, Chech Republic, Serbia, Russia, Scandanavia and yes Jamaica are proof positive of the world wide appeal of our game.

 

Small beginnings in many places but beginnings nevertheless. The Canadian game, from a much later start date, has  rapidly eclipsed the USA and I can see them being the areas representative in the next World Cup if the Yanks don't heal their wounds and make better progress.

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Let's just hope and pray there isn't a split in Canadian rugby league like in the US.

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Do Canada, the US and Jamaica compete in a tri-nations competition? Would be great to also see rugby league developed in Latin American countries like Cuba, brazil, Argentina etc.

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Do Canada, the US and Jamaica compete in a tri-nations competition? Would be great to also see rugby league developed in Latin American countries like Cuba, brazil, Argentina etc.

There's no Tri Series currently. The Canadians play the Jamaicans in a one off annual game as part of Toronto's Carribean weekend and they also play the Americans annually for the Colonial Cup which, I believe, has been expanded to a three game series for the first time this year. The Jamaicans played the USA for two consecutive years for the Atlantic Cup in 2009 and 2010. Other than the game at the 2013 WC qualifying tournament they haven't met since. The Jamaicans have always played these games away.

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What sort of team did the US put out? Was it just AMNRL players again?

 

Akarika Dawn was selected as the token USARL representative. The rest were AMNRL players.

 He's been playing for the Tomahawks for a while and just moved back to Jacksonville. A potentially good sign though

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He's been playing for the Tomahawks for a while and just moved back to Jacksonville. A potentially good sign though

He was playing for the Tomahawks but wasn't actually playing for a domestic club team. I think he was registered with a team that never ever played a game but it was to justify his selection.

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He was playing for the Tomahawks but wasn't actually playing for a domestic club team. I think he was registered with a team that never ever played a game but it was to justify his selection.

He's apparently with the Axemen now though https://twitter.com/Boston13s/status/353890996674760705

 

They picked 1 yesterday. A guy who has been on their roster a while but recently returned to the Axemen

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True but he had to leave the Axemen once the rift happened to continue playing for the Tomahawks. To accommodate him they (the AMNRL) created a fictitious team that never played a match. Apple Pope was registered for a real AMNRL team but only ever played RL for the Tomahawks for a couple of seasons before his return to Jax. So the national team's captain didn't play any games of RL other than international matches!

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Things looking good in Canada. I often watch their videos on YouTube, always impressed with the crowd who seem to like RL and turn out in the thousands to go to the matches. Also having Coors Light as a sponsor can't do any harm, I imagine that's national if not multi-national. Just hope they can continue to grow and be in contention for the next RLWC.

 

Did I read that RL has only been in Canada for 3 years? Think I saw it on twitter..

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Did I read that RL has only been in Canada for 3 years? Think I saw it on twitter..

 

The current governing body, Canada Rugby League, was set up in 2010. RL has been seen in Canada before that through the 80s and 90s. I think they played in the World Sevens mid 90s, and they competed in the 2000 Emerging Nations Tournament, but it all went quiet after that until the current body was set up.

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The current governing body, Canada Rugby League, was set up in 2010. RL has been seen in Canada before that through the 80s and 90s. I think they played in the World Sevens mid 90s, and they competed in the 2000 Emerging Nations Tournament, but it all went quiet after that until the current body was set up.

I see, so it was re-established 3 years ago. Well good luck to them in the future, I'll certainly be keeping my eye on them.

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