USARL North vs South All-star match

The NORTH vs SOUTH Game will return as part of the USA Rugby League sporting calendar in Tampa on Sept 9, 2017.
USARL North vs South All-star match

Featuring many of the best USARL domestic players, this year’s All-star game holds particular interest with USA Hawks selection in upcoming Rugby League World Cup 2017.

USARL Chairman Peter Illfield spoke about the importance of the event, “The impact of this September 9 ‘All-star” game will rest heavy on our players, who are chosen to represent their conference. After the conclusion of the regular USARL season, this match is another opportunity to impress selectors for the 23-man squad going to RLWC2017. It highlights the importance of the 2017 season for our clubs and players by recognizing and acknowledging the talent our players have shown during the year.”

The event will again be hosted by Tampa Mayhem at Tampa Catholic High School Football Stadium, on Saturday, September 9 at. 5pm carrying on the success of the 2016 match. Last year’s Champions the SOUTH defeated the NORTH 38 to 32 in a game that went down to the wire.  

Tampa Mayhem co-owner Chris Dickerson was delighted to once again be host this event of the USARL calendar, “The event last year was not only a huge success for us as a club, but great for the growth of Rugby League internationally as the USA continues to expand into new Rugby League frontiers. Tampa Bay is a fantastic area to visit for travelling Rugby League fans as the tri-city combination of Tampa, St Petersburg and Clearwater deliver a great tourist destination featuring Sun, the best beaches in the USA and Theme Parks.”

“Florida is a place where Rugby League will only continue to grow and bringing this event to Tampa again allows us to show the Rugby League world what we can achieve in this city. This years event will be bigger, better and I'm certain will grow into an event to rival the USARL National Championship. The players will be fighting for spots on the USA world cup roster this fall and we at the Mayhem cannot wait to be a part of it."

Last Tackle, a reality sports documentary ‘Last Tackle - Inside the Toronto Wolfpack’ currently broadcast into 50 million U.S. households via Eleven Sports will be again supporting the event as Sponsors. Episode 2 now released will receive 15 airings over a two week period and is also available for fans on Last Tackle’s Youtube Channel.

NORTH & SOUTH Squads Announced

Brent Richardson (Brooklyn Kings) will coach the NORTH team for the second time, and Sean Rutgerson (Jacksonville Axemen) coaching the SOUTH. Both teams could be likely to play-off in the USARL Championship Final before they front up again to face-off under this representative format.

Brent Richardson was eager to highlight the importance and timing of this annual clash, "The NORTH vs SOUTH All-star game allows players to test their ability against the best in the USARL competition and much needed spotlight for identifying talent for the upcoming World Cup and Test Matches. It is vital that we get an understanding of which American players can match it with the best in the world and this game is the perfect stepping stone."
  1. Roman Lowery - Philadelphia Fight
  2. Marcus Satavu - Brooklyn Kings
  3. Gabe Farley - Philadelphia Fight
  4. George Reis - White Plains Wombats
  5. Karim Singleton - New York Knights
  6. Domenic Defalco - Brooklyn Kings
  7. Matt Walsh - White Plains Wombats
  8. Josh Rice - New York Knights
  9. CJ Cortalano - White Plains Wombats
  10. Chris Frazier - Northern Virginia Eagles
  11. Luke Barron - White Plains Wombats
  12. Abe Cohen - New York Knights
  13. Andrew Kneisly - Philadelphia Fight
  14. Martwain Joshson - Delaware Black Foxes
  15. Matthew Almedia - Brooklyn Kings
  16. Mike Elias - Boston 13s
  17. Kyle Depew - New York Knights
  18. Dane Wilcoxen - Brooklyn Kings
  19. Bryant Alexander - Northern Virginia Eagles
  20. Ty Elkins - Brooklyn Kings
  21. Dave Grenier - White Plains Wombats
  22. Seimou Smith - Brooklyn Kings
  23. Corey Jones - Brooklyn Kings
  1. Travis Miller - Tampa Mayhem
  2. Jonathan Halter - Jacksonville Axemen
  3. Terrance Williams - Atlanta Rhinos
  4. Jon St John - Tampa Mayhem
  5. Josh Jackson - Central Florida Warriors
  6. Sterling Wynn - Central Florida Warriors
  7. Tomu Osbourne - Atlanta Rhinos
  8. Sean Hunt - Atlanta Rhinos
  9. Taylor Alley - Central Florida Warriors
  10. Nick Newlin - Atlanta Rhinos
  11. Bart Longchamp - Central Florida Warriors
  12. Hiku Malu - Atlanta Rhinos
  13. Dave Ulch - Tampa Mayhem
  14. Justin Branca - Tampa Mayhem
  15. Kris Townsil - Jacksonville Axemen
  16. John Purnell - Jacksonville Axemen
  17. Josh Heath - Tampa Mayhem
  18. Steven Hill - Jacksonville Axemen
  19. David Washington - Jacksonville Axemen
  20. Zac Blalock - Atlanta Rhinos
  21. Pio Vatuvei - Jacksonville Axemen
  22. Jason Paul Junior - Atlanta Rhinos
  23. Mike Stoeling - Tampa Mayhem

**Students and Staff of the Tampa Catholic High School will receive FREE ENTRY with their School ID. All CHILDREN 14 and UNDER will also be admitted FREE. Concessions and Rugby Merchandise will be on sale at the event.

GATES: 4pm | Kickoff: 5pm | Parking: FREE


WHEN: Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)


LOCATION: Tampa Catholic High School: 4630 North Rome Avenue FOOTBALL STADIUM - Athletics Complex, Tampa, FL 33603