Hurricanes Rugby League
||This article needs attention from an expert in Jamaica. The specific problem is: needs update, last edit in 2012, contains speculation on 2013 future. (November 2014)|
|Full name||Hurricanes Rugby League Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||The Canes, Hurricanes, Jamaica|
Hurricanes Rugby League are a Jamaican rugby league football team. 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[needs update].
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.
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.
- 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.
- Tony Munro (May 5, 2012). "Hurricanes' clash with DC Slayers part of Dane Campbell's master plan". rugbyleagueplanet.com. Retrieved May 8, 2012.
- Keith Whitelock (May 7, 2012). "Hurricanes run out winners". rugbyleagueplanet.com. Retrieved May 8, 2012.