Hurricanes Rugby League

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Hurricanes Rugby League
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Club information
Full name Hurricanes Rugby League Football Club
Nickname(s) The Canes, Hurricanes, Jamaica
Founded 2010
Current details
Ground(s)
  • N/A (N/A)
CEO(s) Dane Campbell
Coach(s) Roy Calvert
Competition N/A

Hurricanes Rugby League are a Jamaican rugby league football team.[1] Formed in 2011 with the intention of becoming Jamaica's first professional rugby league team, they hope to play in one of the domestic competitions in the United States by 2013[dated info].[2]

History[edit]

The Hurricanes Rugby League were officially launched on the 26 February 2011 at GC Forster College, Spanish Town, Jamaica. The Hurricanes' aim to create a professional rugby league team to compete in one of the domestic competitions in the United States, the American National Rugby League (AMNRL) or the USA Rugby League (USARL) by 2013. The team was founded by Australian Dane Campbell, a former player for the Newcastle Knights of the National Rugby League (NRL). Campbell is the sole owner of the franchise.[3][4][5]

In 2012 the Hurricanes hosted the USA Rugby League club the Washington D.C. Slayers in Kingston in the first ever international club match on Jamaican soil. The Hurricanes the preseason matchup 66-29.[6][7]

Squad[edit]

  • Romaen Campbell
  • Tyronie Rowe
  • Sandino Hastings
  • Ryan Grant
  • Renaldo Wade
  • Adrian Myers

The Hurricanes Rugby League Academy will also train school aged players between 14–19 years of age in the hope of developing them into full time professionals.[8]

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