2006 AMNRL season

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2006 American National Rugby League
Teams 11
Premiers Brisbane colours.svg Connecticut Wildcats (2nd title)
Minor premiers Melbourne colours.svg Glen Mills Bulls (6th title)

The 2006 American National Rugby League season was the ninth annual American National Rugby League (AMNRL) season, and the 26th since the first season of semi-professional rugby league began in North America. The season began on May 17, 2006 with a match between defending premiers Glen Mills Bulls and the Philadelphia Fight, played at Jack Pearson Stadium. The same venue hosted the Grand Final between the Connecticut Wildcats and Glen Mills Bulls on August 19, 2006 in front of a crowd of 2,500.[1]

Three expansion teams, the Jacksonville Axemen, the New Haven Warriors, and the Boston Braves joined the AMNRL for the 2006 season. With these additions, there were eleven teams that participated throughout the ten rounds of the regular season. After the regular season concluded, six of these teams qualified for the first week of the playoff series, with the Connecticut Wildcats victors in the Grand Final, securing their second championship title.

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season results[edit]

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Aston DSC-Glen Mills colours.svg Glen Mills Bulls 35
2 Jacksonville colors.svg Jacksonville Axemen 34
3 Canterbury colours.svg New Jersey Sharks 32
4 Connecticut colors.svg Connecticut Wildcats 32
5 Washington DC colours.svg Washington D.C. Slayers 32
6 Newcastle colours.svg New York Knights 32
7 New Zealand colours.svg New Haven Warriors 30
8 Northern Raiders colors.svg Northern Raiders 28
9 South Sydney colours.svg Philadelphia Fight 26
10 Delaware colours.svg Delaware Valley Mantarays 24
11 Boston colours.svg Boston Braves 24

Playoffs[edit]

Week 1[edit]

August 5, 2006
Connecticut colors.svg Connecticut Wildcats 20–0 Washington DC colours.svg Washington D.C. Slayers
Jack Casagrande Stadium, Norwalk, Connecticut
Referee/s: John Ryan


August 5, 2006
New York colors.svg New York Knights 26–22 New Haven colours.svg New Haven Warriors
Pier 40, Hudson River Park, New York
Referee/s: Benjamin Kelly


August 5, 2006
New Jersey colours.svg New Jersey Sharks 50–24 Jacksonville colors.svg Jacksonville Axemen
Phil Shipos (18), Steve Thompson (12), Zac Padgett (8), G. Mendez (4), Jim Sweeney (4), Justin Zadnick (4) Will Fletcher (8), Dan Van Dellen (8), Perry Vaught (8)
Shark Park, Levittown, Pennsylvania
Referee/s: Ryan McGough

Week 2[edit]

August 12, 2006
Connecticut Wildcats 54–6 New York colors.svg New York Knights
Damien O’Malvaney (16), Steve Annunziato (12), Nathan Hollingsworth (10)Danny Bull (4), Brent Griffiths (4), Doug Griffiths (4), Mike McGeachy (4) (Report) Adam Nable (6)
Jack Casagrande Stadium, Norwalk, Connecticut
Referee/s: Ben Wards


August 12, 2006
Aston DSC-Glen Mills colours.svg Glen Mills Bulls 54–18 New Jersey colours.svg New Jersey Sharks
(Report)
Jack Pearson Stadium, Pennsylvania
Referee/s: Ryan McGough

Championship Match[edit]

The season culminated on August 19, 2006, with the 4th placed Connecticut Wildcats defeating the minor premiers Glen Mills Bulls 36-28 in the Grand Final Championship Match in front of 2,500 people at Jack Pearson Stadium in Concordville, Pennsylvania. The victory was Connecticut's second premiership in successive years.

August 19, 2006
Glen Mills Bulls 28–36 Connecticut Wildcats
(Report)
Jack Pearson Stadium, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 2,500
Referee/s: Ryan McGough

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

External links[edit]

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News sites