California Rugby League

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  1. taipan

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    Can I also suggest link don't worka.
     
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  5. deluded pom?

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    Rugby League Planet links never work on here.
     
  6. adamkungl

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    I see we're on the same page

    Would be great to see small 4-6 team leagues centred around the largest and most influential cities in the US. Keep the barriers for entry low and get involved in local communities.
    Then grow into more ambitious state and national plans from there.

    San Francisco
    Los Angeles
    New York City
    Houston
    Dallas
    Chicago
    Jacksonville
    Miami
    Boston
    Seattle
     
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    Definitely and really like your suggested approach. Naturally if the 'winners' of these city based leagues then want to play off for say a 'State' or 'National' title, they can, but let those types of travel become 'one-offs' for teams each year, than a weekly commitment.

    I wonder how many of the now 'defunct' Rugby League clubs in the US could still be running or could be restarted if the USARL started to take that approach below the main competition....

    You could have ended up with something like this in the North
    • Washington Centre: Baltimore (Former), Washington (Former), Northern Virginia (Current)
    • NYC Centre: New York (Former), Connecticut (Former), New Haven (Former), New Jersey (Former), Brooklyn (Current), White Plains (Current), Southhampton (Former)
    • Philadelphia Center: Bucks County (Former), Philadelphia (Current), Wilmington (Current), Delaware (Former)
    • Boston Center: Oneida (Former), Rhode Island (Former), Boston (Current)
    Naturally the above simplifies things a bit, as some new clubs were formed by old, and there were was of course politics, and other factors which saw some leave, but it does raise some 'what ifs'.
     
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    There was also the NY Raiders.
     
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    Two new teams have been announced. Sacramento Diehards and Santa Rosa Bravehearts.

    Sacramento and Santa Rosa will play curtain raiser to the SF v LA game.
     
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    Good stuff. Are these 2 new teams additions to other teams in California?
     
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  13. yakstorm

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    Yeah, they currently have 4x teams which will take part in the Exhibition clash later this year and the inaugural season next year:
    • LA Mongrel
    • SF Savage
    • Sacramento Diehards
    • Santa Rosa Braveheart
    They have also announced that they'll be holding a youth clinic (Ages 6 - 17) in LA on November 9 in the hope of even running some youth clashes.
     
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    This sounds really promising
     
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    A guy calling himself California Rugby League has just posted this on the TRL forum.

    "If you have any questions about this (Los Angeles v San Francisco) guys I am happy to answer them email me - [email protected]"

    Thanks for the interest.

    Tom
     
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    There is a lot of traction

    Noticed the NFL Arena FL just folded

    More players available to the US
     
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    I think more likely the Mile High Test match.;)
     
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    Match Day Schedule:

    11am - Youth Clinic at Balboa Park
    11am - San Francisco Development v Sacramento Development
    1pm - Sacramento v Santa Rosa
    3pm - San Francisco v LA

    Will be a massive day. Match will be live streamed on Facebook.

    Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/los-an...co-savage-tickets-67354526201?aff=efbeventtix including a special Overseas Supporter Ticket which I highly encourage people on this forum to buy one or two of!
     
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    What time does that translate into Sydney and UK time ?
     

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