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New Rugby League comp takes shape in California

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https://www.rugbyleagueplanet.com/united-states/new-rugby-league-comp-takes-shape-in-california

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

Two founding teams have been set up in Los Angeles and San Francisco and they are tentatively scheduled to play the first exhibition game of the new competition in early December.

There are plans for the California Rugby League to start off with a five-week competition in 2020 with San Diego, Sacramento and Oakland having been identified as cities for new teams and rugby league events.

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great news, keep 'em coming? 

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West Coast has a lot of people involved in "Rugby" full stop so should be fertile for development. I've played union over there and there is certainly a lot of potential.

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1 hour ago, Tommygilf said:

West Coast has a lot of people involved in "Rugby" full stop so should be fertile for development. I've played union over there and there is certainly a lot of potential.

Sorry to hear that, how are you bearing up? 

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13 minutes ago, DoubleD said:

Sorry to hear that, how are you bearing up? 

Haha to be fair that was the last stop on tour so it wasn't the most intense of games!

One of the guys involved in the California state team we played was an English St Helens fan!

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4 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

Haha to be fair that was the last stop on tour so it wasn't the most intense of games!

One of the guys involved in the California state team we played was an English St Helens fan!

I can’t imagine why he’d want to leave St Helens to move to California 😁

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It makes you realise, league people are all over the place. its just a matter of getting them involved. 

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On 09/09/2019 at 13:28, Tommygilf said:

West Coast has a lot of people involved in "Rugby" full stop so should be fertile for development. I've played union over there and there is certainly a lot of potential.

Which is why union will try to kill it

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54 minutes ago, Themusician_2 said:

Which is why union will try to kill it

I don't think they have the resources or ability to in the US all honesty.

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5 hours ago, Tommygilf said:

I don't think they have the resources or ability to in the US all honesty.

California RL is posting player profiles on their Facebook page all of them are RU players the RU clubs will simply try to ban their players from RL and ready RL in California will take a hug hit.

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I don't want to take any credit for this because the current guys have done it all really but I started this off with the Facebook page. Then I was contacted by Tom and he ran with it.

It's really cool to see where this can go.

 

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What a great story. 

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