TORONTO – As part of the upcoming inaugural Americas Nines tournament in Toronto on May 18th, 2019, the women’s teams have named their rosters. The Canada Selects, Ontario Rugby League and Jamaica Selects will all be participating in the event.
Canada Selects features six Canada Ravens (Tiera Reynolds, Megan Pakulis, Natalie Tam, Fedelia Omoghan, MacKenzie Fane) who participated in the Rugby League Commonwealth Games (9s) 2018 and Rugby League World Cup (13s) 2017.
Ontario Rugby League features many new players to rugby league with background in rugby union 15s & 7s. Four players will be playing Rugby League for the first time, after joining the team practices early this year.
Jamaica Selects led by local Clarence Brown, has recruited players from the Jamaican rugby union team (most from the Toronto area) to learn the sport of rugby league. With both teams expressing interest in the upcoming Rugby League World Cup they are sure to face each other again in future matches either in 9s or 13s in the next couple of years.
The tournament will be held on Saturday, May 18 at Lamport Stadium, home to the Toronto Wolfpack, with kick-off at 12pm. Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.ca
Head Coach: Andy Ireland
Ontario Rugby League
Team Manager: Avery Akkerman
Head Coach: Clarence Brown
GAME DAY INFORMATION
- Date: Saturday, May 18. 12pm kick-off.
- Lamport Stadium, Toronto CA
- Tickets – Eventbrite
ABOUT RUGBY LEAGUE NINES
Rugby league Nines (or simply Nines) is a modified version of rugby league played with nine players on each side competing over two nine-minute halves. Nines is usually played in festivals, as its shorter game play allows for a tournament-style competition with a champion crowned over the course of a day or weekend.
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