2012 USARL season

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2012 USA Rugby League
Teams 8
Premiers Jacksonville colors.svg Jacksonville Axemen (1st title)
Minor premiers Jacksonville colors.svg Jacksonville Axemen (2nd title)
Matches played 35

The 2012 USARL season was the second season of the USA Rugby League (USARL). The 2012 season was an 8-team competition with the addition of the Baltimore Blues and departure of the New Jersey Turnpike Titans. The season began on June 2, and ended with the Championship Final on August 25 in Boston, Massachusetts.[1] The Jacksonville Axemen completed the USARL's first perfect season, capturing the Axemen's first USARL Championship and second minor premiership.

Teams[edit]

Colors Club City State Stadium Foundation Joined
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Baltimore Blues Baltimore  Maryland N/A 2012 2012
Ipswich Colours.svg
Boston Thirteens Boston  Massachusetts MIT Steinbrenner Stadium 2009 2011
Jacksonville colors.svg
Jacksonville Axemen Jacksonville  Florida Hodges Stadium 2006 2011
New Haven colours.svg
New Haven Warriors New Haven  Connecticut Ken Strong Stadium 2006 2011
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg
Oneida FC Cambridge  Massachusetts Steinbrenner Stadium 2011 2011
Philadelphia colours.svg
Philadelphia Fight Conshohocken  Pennsylvania A. A. Garthwaite Stadium 1998 2011
RI Rebellion colors.png
Rhode Island Rebellion Providence  Rhode Island Classical High School 2011 2011
St. George colours.svg
Washington DC Slayers Washington  Washington, D.C. Duke Ellington Field 2003 2011

Season table[edit]

2012 USARL season
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Jacksonville colors.svg Jacksonville Axemen 8 8 0 0 398 98 300 16
2 Philadelphia colours.svg Philadelphia Fight 8 6 0 2 458 116 342 12
3 Ipswich Colours.svg Boston Thirteens 8 6 0 2 442 132 310 12
4 St. George colours.svg Washington D.C. Slayers 8 5 0 3 275 188 87 10
5 Melbourne colours.svg Rhode Island Rebellion 8 4 0 4 358 291 67 8
6 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Oneida FC 8 2 0 6 154 498 -344 4
7 New Haven colours.svg New Haven Warriors 8 1 0 7 122 354 -232 2
8 Yorkcolours.svg Baltimore Blues 8 0 0 8 60 590 -530 0

Ladder progression[edit]

  • Numbers highlighted in green indicate that the team finished the round inside the top 4.
  • Numbers highlighted in blue indicates the team finished first on the ladder in that round.
  • Numbers highlighted in red indicates the team finished last place on the ladder in that round.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Jacksonville colors.svg Jacksonville Axemen 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
2 Philadelphia colours.svg Philadelphia Fight 2 4 6 8 8 10 12 12
3 Ipswich Colours.svg Boston Thirteens 2 4 6 6 8 8 10 12
4 St. George colours.svg Washington D.C. Slayers 0 2 2 2 4 6 8 10
5 Melbourne colours.svg Rhode Island Rebellion 0 0 2 4 4 6 6 8
6 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Oneida FC 0 0 0 2 4 4 4 4
7 New Haven colours.svg New Haven Warriors 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
8 Yorkcolours.svg Baltimore Blues 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Regular season[edit]

The league played a single round-round schedule, plus one additional game per team. Teams qualified for the playoffs based on point differential, with a win counting for 2 points, a draw for 1, a loss for 0, and a forfeit for −2 (or greater).[2][3] All fixtures sourced from the USARL.[4]

Round 1[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue
Yorkcolours.svg Baltimore Blues 0 – 48 New Haven colours.svg New Haven Warriors June 2 TBA
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Oneida FC 8 – 68 Ipswich Colours.svg Boston Thirteens June 2 @ 2pm MIT Steinbrenner Stadium
Philadelphia colours.svg Philadelphia Fight 78 – 4 Melbourne colours.svg Rhode Island Rebellion June 2 TBA
St. George colours.svg Washington D.C. Slayers 18 – 48 Jacksonville colors.svg Jacksonville Axemen June 2 Duke Ellington Field

Round 2[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue
Jacksonville colors.svg Jacksonville Axemen 62 – 10 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Oneida FC June 9 Hodges Stadium
Melbourne colours.svg Rhode Island Rebellion 10 – 41 St. George colours.svg Washington D.C. Slayers June 9 Classical High School
New Haven colours.svg New Haven Warriors 16 – 46 Ipswich Colours.svg Boston Thirteens June 9 Ken Strong Stadium
Yorkcolours.svg Baltimore Blues 6 – 86 Philadelphia colours.svg Philadelphia Fight June 9 TBA

Round 3[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue
Jacksonville colors.svg Jacksonville Axemen 48 – 10 St. George colours.svg Washington D.C. Slayers June 16 Hodges Stadium
New Haven colours.svg New Haven Warriors 8 – 78 Melbourne colours.svg Rhode Island Rebellion June 16 Ken Strong Stadium
Philadelphia colours.svg Philadelphia Fight 82 – 6 Yorkcolours.svg Baltimore Blues June 16 Dixon Field, Cabrini College
Ipswich Colours.svg Boston Thirteens 64 – 6 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Oneida FC June 16 @ 2pm MIT Steinbrenner Stadium

Round 4[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Oneida FC 68 – 28 Yorkcolours.svg Baltimore Blues June 23 @ 3pm MIT Steinbrenner Stadium
Ipswich Colours.svg Boston Thirteens 32 – 36 Jacksonville colors.svg Jacksonville Axemen June 23 @ 1pm MIT Steinbrenner Stadium
Melbourne colours.svg Rhode Island Rebellion 54 – 24 New Haven colours.svg New Haven Warriors June 23 Classical High School
St. George colours.svg Washington D.C. Slayers 18 – 36 Philadelphia colours.svg Philadelphia Fight June 23 Duke Ellington Field

Round 5[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Oneida FC 44 – 20 New Haven colours.svg New Haven Warriors June 30 @ 3pm MIT Steinbrenner Stadium
Philadelphia colours.svg Philadelphia Fight 12 – 32 Jacksonville colors.svg Jacksonville Axemen June 30 Dixon Field, Cabrini College
Ipswich Colours.svg Boston Thirteens 58 – 22 Melbourne colours.svg Rhode Island Rebellion June 30 @ 1pm MIT Steinbrenner Stadium
Yorkcolours.svg Baltimore Blues 4 – 50 St. George colours.svg Washington D.C. Slayers June 30 TBA

Round 6[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue
Jacksonville colors.svg Jacksonville Axemen 88 – 0 Yorkcolours.svg Baltimore Blues July 14 Hodges Stadium
St. George colours.svg Washington D.C. Slayers 34 – 30 Ipswich Colours.svg Boston Thirteens July 14 Duke Ellington Field
New Haven colours.svg New Haven Warriors 6 – 72 Philadelphia colours.svg Philadelphia Fight July 14 Ken Strong Stadium
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Oneida FC 12 – 100 Melbourne colours.svg Rhode Island Rebellion July 14 Classical High School

Round 7[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue
Jacksonville colors.svg Jacksonville Axemen 54 – 22 Melbourne colours.svg Rhode Island Rebellion July 21 Hodges Stadium
Yorkcolours.svg Baltimore Blues 0 – 100 Ipswich Colours.svg Boston Thirteens July 21 TBA
Philadelphia colours.svg Philadelphia Fight 82 – 0 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Oneida FC July 21 Dixon Field, Cabrini College
St. George colours.svg Washington D.C. Slayers 30 – 0 (forfeit) New Haven colours.svg New Haven Warriors July 21 Duke Ellington Field

Round 8[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue
Ipswich Colours.svg Boston Thirteens 44 – 10 Philadelphia colours.svg Philadelphia Fight July 28 @ 1pm MIT Steinbrenner Stadium
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Oneida FC 12 – 74 St. George colours.svg Washington D.C. Slayers July 28 @ 3pm MIT Steinbrenner Stadium
New Haven colours.svg New Haven Warriors 0 – 30 Jacksonville colors.svg Jacksonville Axemen July 28 Ken Strong Stadium
Melbourne colours.svg Rhode Island Rebellion 68 – 16 Yorkcolours.svg Baltimore Blues July 28 Classical High School

Playoffs[edit]

The playoffs consisted of a two-round single-elimination tournament in August. The season's top four teams competed in a semi-final round, with the two winners going on to the Championship Final. In the first round on August 11, the first-placed team hosted the fourth-placed, and the second-placed hosted the third-placed.

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referee Crowd
SEMI-FINALS
Jacksonville colors.svg Jacksonville Axemen 58 – 0 St. George colours.svg Washington DC Slayers August 11, 2012 Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville
Philadelphia colours.svg Philadelphia Fight 18 – 58 Ipswich Colours.svg Boston 13s August 11, 2012 Dixon Field, Cabrini College
CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
Jacksonville colors.svg Jacksonville Axemen 28 – 22 Ipswich Colours.svg Boston 13s August 25, 2012 Boston, Massachusetts

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