2011 AMNRL season

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2011 AMNRL Season
League American National Rugby League
Number of teams 6
Broadcast partners United StatesAmerica One
2010 Season champs
Jacksonville Axemen
Runners-up New Haven Warriors
Man of Steel Brent Shorten
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The 2011 AMNRL season was the fourteenth season of the American National Rugby League. The Jacksonville Axemen are the reigning champions.[1] Prior to the season seven AMNRL teams withdrew from the league to form the new USA Rugby League.[2][3][4]

The New York Knights defeated the Connecticut Wildcats in the league's Grand Final on August 20, 2011.[5]

Background[edit]

Prior to the season the AMNRL announced its intentions to expand to such places as Chicago, the West Coast of the United States, and the Southeastern United States.[6] Additionally, the Bucks County Sharks, who had suspended operations for the 2010 season, announced that they would be resuming play for 2011. However, on January 12, 2011, seven former AMNRL teams announced they were withdrawing from the competition to form the new USA Rugby League.[2][3][4] The AMNRL added a sixth team, the Delaware Vipers, ostensibly based in Delaware, who had such a shaky season that they were dubbed the "Vapours" by some in the league.[7]

Teams[edit]

AMNRL teams
Team Stadium City/Area Foundation Year Championships
Aston Bulls Sun Valley High School Aston Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania 1998 6 (as Glen Mills Bulls)
Bucks County Sharks Falls Township Community Park Levittown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1997 0
Connecticut Wildcats Brian McMahon Stadium Norwalk, Connecticut 2003 3- 2003,2006,2007
Delaware Vipers Baynard Stadium Wilmington, Delaware 2011 0
New York Knights Hudson River Park New York City, New York 1997 2- 2002,2009
New York Raiders Rockland County, NY Essex County, New York 2002 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Niu, David (http://www.amnrl.com/) Accessed November 2010
  2. ^ a b Mascord, Steve (January 12, 2011). "Discord 2011: Edition 2". rleague.com. Retrieved January 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "New Rugby League Competition Announced". rugbymag.com. Rugby Magazine. January 12, 2011. Retrieved January 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Breakaway league launched in the US". code13rugbyleague.com. January 12, 2011. Retrieved January 13, 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.rugbyleagueinternationalscores.com/index.php/2011/08/knight-win-amnrl-championships/
  6. ^ http://www.wearerugby.com/blogs/davidniu/amnrl-expansion
  7. ^ Daniel Andruczyk (August 22, 2011). "Tomahawks, The Breakdown". rugbyleagueinternationalscores.com. Retrieved September 6, 2011.