The Jamaica Rugby League Association today announced the rebranding of the domestic ‘Jamaica A’ team to become the Jamaica Hurricanes.
Kingston, Jamaica will host the 2020 men’s and inaugural women’s Americas Championship, the dates in November of which have now been confirmed.
Jamaica has named nine debutants and USA seven in their squads for Saturday’s historic meeting at the Mona Bowl, University of West Indies, Kingston (kick off 3.30pm local time) - which is part of the sport’s international weekend. The match-up between the 14th and 15th world ranked nations will be the first between them on Caribbean soil.
Mico University College defeated arch-rivals GC Foster College 22-18 in a thrilling and dramatic Grand Final at Duhaney Park Football Field, to win a record fourth consecutive Inter-collegiate title.
Photo: Marlon Nunes of CMU carries the ball into Contact against UTech
The 10th Intercollegiate rugby league Championship will kick off on Thursday, January 23, with 6 of Jamaica’s premiere colleges and universities partaking.
Calabar secured their third consecutive hold on the JRLA U14 National title with a commanding 36- win over The Cedar Grove Academy on Wednesday, March 7.
JAMAICA RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
Information on this page was updated - 11/3/2014
Foundation Year - 2004
International Team - Reggae Warrirors
Top level domestic competition - Jamaica in 2012 have 8 community club teams, 5 university teams, and 12 high schools and 5 primary schools playing tag rugby league.
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.