2010 Atlantic Cup

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2010 (2010) Atlantic Cup  ()
Number of teams 3
Host country  United States
Winner  United States

Matches played 3
Attendance 4,100 (1,367 per match)
Tries scored 32 (10.67 per match)
Top try scorers United States Kenny Britt (4)
Jamaica Greg Johnson (3)
Jamaica Ashley Johnson (3)
 < 2009

The 2010 Atlantic Cup (known as the Hotels of Jacksonville Atlantic Cup for sponsorship purposes) was an international rugby league tournament played in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.[1] The competing teams were the United States, Jamaica and Canada.[2][3]

The 2010 tournament is the second staging of the Atlantic Cup. The inaugural fixture was won by the United States, who defeated Jamaica 37–22.[4] With the addition of Canada, the format of the tournament was changed from a single match to a round robin with no final. The United States retained the trophy by winning both of their games. Super League referee Phil Bentham was in charge of refereeing all three matches.[5] Like the previous year's tournament, the 2010 match was held at Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida.

USA's Australian-raised halfback Damien O’Malveney was named player of the tournament.[6]




Club Team Players
England Birmingham Bulldogs Ashley Johnson
England Bramley Buffaloes Junior Henderson
Jamaica Duhaney Park Sharks Andre Reid, Damon Gayle, Jermaine Pinnock, Roy Calvert, Romaen Campbell, Ryan Grant
England Gateshead Thunder Joseph Brown
England Huddersfield Giants Alexander Brown, Greg Johnson
England Hunslet Hawks Waine Pryce
England Keighley Cougars Jamaine Wray
England Halifax Paul White
England Harlequins RL Lamont Bryan
Jamaica Olympic Angels Robert Rodney
Jamaica Vauxhall Vultures Andrew Fong, Claude Yen, Carlye Burger, Jahdeek Clarke, Omar Jones, Sandino Hastings, Tyronie Rowe
England York City Knights Wayne Reittie

United States[edit]


Club Team Players
United States Jacksonville Axemen Apple Pope, Taco Pope, Bob Knoepfel, Brent Shorten, Kenny Britt, Matt Clark, Akarika Dawn, Matt Thornton,
United States Philadelphia Fight Jared Frymoyer, Larry Madden
United States Aston Bulls Mike Brazill, Luke Collins, Andrew Kneisly, Conway Maraki, Nate Smith, Kevin Wiggins
Hawaii Maui Vaka Manupuna, Sione Taufa
United States Connecticut Wildcats Curtis Cunz, Will Garcia
United States New Haven Warriors Keiki Misipeka, Siose Muliumu, Ewan Robinson, Derrick Roma, Damien O'Malveney
United States New York Knights RLFC Kirk Miller, Sean Taylor, Gareth Baxendale



Tyler Allen, David Burton, Geoffrey Bylund, Stephen Conlon, Shane Ferrell, Antonio Felix, Dale Fitzgerald, Cameron Grace, Marc Hanke, Joshua In, Rafal Kacimarek, Thomas Kimball, Steve Lamb, Robin Lesault, Jamie Lester, Timothy Mason, Henry Miers, Adam Moody, Ben White, Mathew Wyles, Chris Fleming

Round one[edit]

United States vs Jamaica[edit]

Tuesday, 16 November
 United States 36–26  Jamaica
Tries: Conway Maraki (3), Kenny Britt (2), Sean Taylor, Matt Thornton, Nate Smith Goals: Nate Smith (4) Report Report 2 Tries: Greg Johnson (2), Jamaine Wray, Alex Brown, Paul White Goals: Junior Brandford (3)
Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville, USA
Attendance: 500
Referee/s: Phil Bentham (England)
Man of the Match: Jamaine Wray

Round 2[edit]

Canada vs Jamaica[edit]

Thursday, 18 November
 Canada 12–32  Jamaica
Tries: Geoff Byland, Adam Moody, Matt Wyles Report Tries: Ashley Johnson (3), Greg Johnson (1), Paul White, Alex Brown
Goals: Paul White (4)
Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville, USA
Attendance: 800
Referee/s: Phil Bentham (England)
Man of the Match: Romaen Campbell

Round 3[edit]

United States vs Canada[edit]

Saturday, 20 November
 United States 46–12  Canada
Tries: Damien O'Malveney (3), Kenny Britt (2), Nate Smith (2), Sione Taufa, Mike Cartwright
Goals: Nate Smith (5)
Report Tries: Robin Legault (2)
Goals: Adam Moddy (1), Robin Legault (1)
Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville, USA
Attendance: 2800[10]
Referee/s: Phil Bentham (England)
Man of the Match: Apple Pope



  1. ^ Rugby League Europe Federation. Rlef.eu.com (2009-10-26). Retrieved on 2010-12-07.
  2. ^ Jamaicans confirm squad for Atlantic Cup. NRL.com (2009-11-07). Retrieved on 2010-12-07.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-28. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  4. ^ Report
  5. ^ Top UK Ref Coming to US. Americanrugbynews.com. Retrieved on 2010-12-07.
  6. ^ Mascord, Steve (21 November 2010). "Fish-seller becomes try-monger". sportsnewsfirst.com.au. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  7. ^ Jamaica Names Atlantic Cup Squad. We Are Rugby (2010-10-13). Retrieved on 2010-12-07.
  8. ^ USA Names Final Squad Archived 2010-11-01 at the Wayback Machine.. We Are Rugby (2010-10-22). Retrieved on 2010-12-07.
  9. ^ Canada Names Squad. We Are Rugby. Retrieved on 2010-12-07.
  10. ^ Correspondent (25 November 2010). "USA win Atlantic Cup". lasttackle.com. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  11. ^ Atlantic Cup Signs Red Hook. Americanrugbynews.com (2010-10-08). Retrieved on 2010-12-07.