Sunday, November 29, 2020
South forward Nick Newlin (File photo:

South keeps winning streak alive in USA All-Star game

By Brian Lowe, Photo: South forward Nick Newlin (File photo:

The South Conference has extended its win streak in the annual USA Rugby League (USARL) All-Star game with an entertaining 44-32 victory over the North Saturday night in Tampa, Florida.

USA Rugby League

USARL votes to suspend the 2020 season

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the owners of the 11 teams in the USA Rugby League LLC have voted to suspend the 2020 season. With the schedule set to kick off in late May, the uncertainty of safety for players, fans and staff led to this conclusion.

Jacksonville Axemen take on the Brooklyn Kings

USA Grand Final set to be most competitive in years

By Brian lowe (Photo Credit: Allene Rachal)

The much-anticipated 2019 USA Rugby League (USARL) national championship game is set to produce the most competitive title game in years when the reigning champion Jacksonville Axemen take on the Brooklyn Kings this coming Saturday, August 24, in the Empire State.

QLD Intrust Super Cup

Intrust Super Cup North American ties

By Brian Lowe, Date: 8/3/19

The 2019 Intrust Super Cup competition kicks off this weekend (March 9-10) and it will have a distinct North American flavour to it.

Jacksonville Axemen

League in US could follow union’s lead

By Brian Lowe, Date: 28/1/19 (Photo Credit: Allene Rachal)

Let’s take a look at rugby league in the United States and spitball some ideas on how to realistically grow the game.

North America Rugby League

Proposed RFL North American Rugby League teams for real: Poll

By Brian Lowe,

Judging by the response to a survey on Twitter conducted by RugbyLeaguePlanet, the majority of our readers see the two proposed Rugby Football League (RFL) franchises in North America as being definite goers despite there still being questions over the reality of that actually happening.

Donnybrook Cup

USA Rugby League – then and now

By Brian Lowe, Date: 15/3/19

Approaching St Patrick’s Day has triggered memories of the Donnybrook Cup. It was an annual rugby league international between the United States and Ireland.

Iowa City Crash make promising start in the AMNRL Midwest Conference

By Brian Lowe, Date: 11/7/12

The Iowa City Crash have made a promising start on debut in the American National Rugby League Midwest Conference with a spirited performance before going down 32-14 to the Chicago Stockyarders at Winnemac Park in Chicago Sunday in Round 2 of the Conference schedule.

The Crash raced to an early 8-0 lead with unconverted tries by Irish import Tom Lenihan, after good work from standout Nick Young, and player/coach Brad Fuhrmann to stun the home side.

Jacksonville Axemen and Brooklyn Kings

USA 2018 championship (Grand Final) game preview

By Brian Lowe, Date: 23/8/18 (Photo: Allene Rachal)

It all comes down to one game - this weekend’s USA Rugby League (USARL) national championship title decider.

Joe Eichner

US player Eichner heads north for 2nd year of league in Australia

By Brian Lowe, Date: 6/2/19

USA Hawk Joe Eichner is about to kick off his second year of rugby league in Australia and he has gone to Far North Queensland to do it.