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New England Immortals
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Club information
Full name New England Immortals R.L.F.C.
Colours      Red
     White
     Blue
Founded 2010
Current details
Coach(s) England Robin Peers
Competition USA Rugby League

The New England Immortals was the first All-Star representative Rugby League Football team made up of the top American players from all Rugby League teams in the six New England states, and those US athletes who come from the region.

Club Motto: "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

History[edit]

AMNRL Years (2010)[edit]

The New England Immortals were founded in 2010 and consisted of the top players from the New England based teams of the AMNRL - the Boston Thirteens, Connecticut Wildcats and the New Haven Warriors. Their logo is based on the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial located in the Boston Commons at the corner of Beacon and Park Street in Boston, MA. Colonel Shaw commanded the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the civil war. There are six stars which represent the six states that make up New England, while the red white and blue symbolize not only the national colors of the U.S., but also hardiness, valour, vigilance, and perseverance.

They played their inaugural match against the Canadian National Team at the 2010 AMNRL, on July 31, 2010, defeating the Canadians 12-8 in a tightly contested match.[1]

USARL Years (2011 - present)[edit]

After the AMNRL/USARL split in 2011, the Immortals joined the latter. Due to the regulations of the separation outlined by the RLIF, only players registered in the AMNRL competition qualified for selection to the USA Tomahawks. Under that same ruling, the Connecticut Wildcats (who opted to stay with the AMNRL) were dropped from selections to the Immortals. The Immortals was now the only representative rugby available to USARL players.

In April 2012, Head Coach Robin Peers named the 23-man roster that would make up the New England Immortal side that would represent their region against the British Royal Marines at Tucker Field in Cumberland, RI at the end of the month.[2] Despite the loss of the Connecticut, the expanded player pool from newly formed Oneida FC and the Rhode Island Rebellion saw a new breed Immortals, with only three returning veterans. The Immortals took to the field for their second match since their inception, and despite putting up a hard fight, they were out classed by the more experienced Marines, losing by a score of 68-12.[3]

As of 2014, due to budgetary cuts and restructuring of the USARL competition, the Immortals have not played a match since their loss to the Royal Marines.

Current Member Teams[edit]

Former Member Teams[edit]

Squads[edit]

2012: Immortals vs. British Royal Marines[edit]

Result: L 12 - 68 [3]

Coach: Robin Peers

No. Player Name Position Club Tries Con Pen DK Points
1 Cam Correira Fullback Rhode Island Rebellion - - - - -
2 Brian Lee Right Wing New Haven Warriors 1 - - - 4
3 Eric Gonzales Right Center Rhode Island Rebellion - - - - -
4 John Mixon Left Center Boston Thirteens - - - - -
5 Matthew Tannozzini Left Wing Rhode Island Rebellion - - - - -
6 Shain Singleton Five-Eight Rhode Island Rebellion 1 - - - 4
7 Derek Trahan Half-Back Rhode Island Rebellion - 1 1 - 4
8 Matthew Callan Prop New Haven Warriors - - - - -
9 Brian Schact Hooker New Haven Warriors - - - - -
10 Steve Crandall Prop Rhode Island Rebellion - - - - -
11 Tim Prada Second Row Boston Thirteens - - - - -
12 Fred Jacobs Second Row Rhode Island Rebellion - - - - -
13 Brad Crandall Lock Rhode Island Rebellion - - - - -
14 Jose Montanez Reserve Rhode Island Rebellion - - - - -
15 Brian Amaral Reserve Rhode Island Rebellion - - - - -
16 Antony Nardollio Reserve Rhode Island Rebellion - - - - -
17 Jesse Pearce Reserve Oneida FC - - - - -
18 Joe Roucken Reserve New Haven Warriors - - - - -
19 Greg Richer Reserve Oneida FC - - - - -
20 Jeremy Rinn Reserve Rhode Island Rebellion - - - - -
21 Dan Green Reserve Oneida FC - - - - -
22 Tam Tran Reserve Boston Thirteens - - - - -
23 Matthew Troila-Kelliher Reserve Boston Thirteens - - - - -

2010: Immortals (AMNRL) vs. Canada[edit]

Result: W 12 - 8 [1]

Coach: Mikhael Shammas

No. Player Name Position Club Tries Con Pen DK Points
1 Lance Gaines Fullback Boston Thirteens - - - - -
2 Tyler Scullen Right Wing Boston Thirteens - - - - -
3 Jonathan Mixon Right Center Boston Thirteens 1 - - - 4
4 Joe Roucken Left Center New Haven Warriors - - - - -
5 Brian Lee Left Wing New Haven Warriors - - - - -
6 Nathan Debartolo Five-Eight Connecticut Wildcats - 2 - - 4
7 Benjamin McHugh Half-Back Boston Thirteens - - - - -
8 Justin Xenelis Prop New Haven Warriors - - - - -
9 Jeffrey Perkins Hooker Boston Thirteens 1 - - - 4
10 Mike Schachter Prop Connecticut Wildcats - - - - -
11 Matt Troila-Kelliher Second Row Boston Thirteens - - - - -
12 Curtis Cunz Second Row Connecticut Wildcats - - - - -
13 Michael Bozza Lock Boston Thirteens - - - - -
14 Sean Donahoe Reserve Boston Thirteens - - - - -
15 Kenneth Stern Reserve Connecticut Wildcats - - - - -
16 Nate Bangura Reserve Boston Thirteens - - - - -
17 Chirs Carter Reserve Boston Thirteens - - - - -
18 Nick Rutberg Reserve Boston Thirteens - - - - -
19 Kyle Winter Reserve Boston Thirteens - - - - -

Notable Players[edit]

The following is a list of New England Immortals who have played representative rugby (league or unoin) at the National level.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Official Site of the Canada Rugby League: War at the Shore match reports". , July 2010.
  2. ^ "Official Site of the USA Rugby League (USARL): New England select ready for action". , April 26, 2012
  3. ^ a b "Rugby League International Scores: Immortals Show Guts Against the Marines". , April 29, 2012

External links[edit]

Official websites