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Jamaica Rugby League

Jamaica Rugby League will take on Trinidad and Canada in 2013

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By Richard Cowley, Date: 12/4/13

Rugby League in the Caribbean just got a little bigger with the Jamaica Rugby League Association announcing that they will be playing against rugby league new comers Trinidad on June the 15th in Kingston.

Being new to rugby league and recently setting up the Trinidad Rugby League Association the game will be the first time Trinidad have played a rugby league international. The birth of Trinidad on the international scene also shows the great work the Jamaica Rugby League Association have been doing to help grow the game in the Caribbean.

Spanish Town celebrate double high schools rugby league success

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By Phil Caplan, Date: 15/2/13

Spanish Town Comprehensive from St. Catherine’s are celebrating becoming the U16 and U19 Jamaica Rugby League Association High School champions in a notable double Grand Final success.

Reggae rugby league primed for 2013

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By JRLA, Date: 27/12/12

It has been eight years since the introduction of rugby league to Jamaica. But gone are the nervous days when many wondered whether the demanding team sport would survive in this nation of gifted athletes.

Vauxhall Vultures continue to celebrate Jamaican Rugby League title win

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By Romeo Monteith, Date: 16/9/12

Celebrations have continued in Kingston, Jamaica after Vauxhall Vultures won a record fifth title in six appearances last weekend, defeating local rivals Duhaney Red Sharks 30-16.

Vauxhall Vultures and Duhaney Park into Jamaican Rugby League Finals

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By Romeo Monteith, Date: 3/9/12

The Jamaica Rugby League Association’s 2012 National Club Champions will be decided next weekend when old foes Vauxhall Vultures and Duhaney Park Red Sharks face each other at Up Park. The two clubs have emerged from a pack of eight who began the campaign on June 23rd.

Reggae warriors name team to face Canada

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by Romeo Monteith, Date: 17/7/12

The Jamaica Rugby League Association has announced the 17 players that will face Canada at the Lamport Stadium in Toronto on Saturday, July 21 at 7pm. The Reggae Warriors as the national team is known, will battle the Wolverines for the second annual Caribbean Carnival Cup, currently held by Canada after their 40-10 victory last year. The squad will depart the island on Thursday and return on Sunday.

Canada is currently positioned 21st in the Rugby League International Federation’s World Ranking while the Reggae Warriors are 23rd.

Rugby League Development Fund

Jamaica’s progress helped by the inaugural RL Development Fund

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by Keith Whitelock, 8/7/12

One year ago, the first Rugby League Development Fund was awarded to Jamaica. For those who don't know, the Rugby League Development Fund is a concept run by Rugby League Planet in which members of the fund donate
$120 annually to help develop the sport of Rugby League in one deserved country. With interest slowly gaining throughout the course of the first year, we managed to raise $1,000 to assist with the development of Rugby League in the Caribbean nation. After receiving a great level of interest and applications, we feel our members came to a great decision. 12 months on, we asked Romeo Montieth just how far our donation went and if it made a difference. Romeo had the following response:

First game in Jamaica A v BARLA Under 23s today

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By Tony Munro, Date:9/6/2012

The depth of talent in Jamaican Rugby League will be tested this week in a two-game series between Jamaica A and the touring BARLA Under 23s which starts today (Saturday, June 9 in Mona, Kingston.

The Jamaica A team is likely to include Roy Calvert, Nathan Campbell, Ryan Grant,Romaen Campbell, Fabion Turner, Andre Reid and Ryan Spence from the Hurricanes team which emphatically beat USARL side, the DC Slayers recently. It will be led by either Calvert or Romaen Campbell.

Jamaican rugby league championship off to good start

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Press Release, Date 27/6/12

The Jamaica Rugby League Association’s 2012 national club championship kicked off this weekend, with eight teams challenging for supremacy.

The sides will face each other in a round robin format that will last over two and a half months. The top four will then advance to the semi-finals, with the two winners playing for the title on September 8th.

Jamaican competition kicks off today

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By Tony Munro, Date: 23/6/12

Duhaney Park Red Sharks club stalwart, Otis Brae, will perhaps have one of the most pressurised roles in Jamaican Rugby League when the 2012 season starts today (Saturday, June 23).

Brae takes over the coaching role of the JRL defending premiers from Jamaican league legend Romeo Monteith for their title defence which begins against GC Foster College.