SE USARL Clubs Resume Play Saturday After Holiday

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Axemen vs. Warriors Photo credit: Brian C. Cole

Axemen vs. WarriorsPhoto credit: Brian C. Cole

TAMPA, FL – After a weekend off for the 04 July holiday here in the states, the Southeast (SE) Division clubs in the USA Rugby League (USARL) return to action this Saturday, 09 July. The Jacksonville Axemen will host the Atlanta Rhinos on the University of North Florida (UNF) Soccer Fields. Meanwhile, the Tampa Mayhem will travel to the Central Florida Warriors’ home field at Spec Martin Municipal Stadium in DeLand, FL.

Axemen prepare to host Rhinos

axemen The Jacksonville Axemen are 3-0-0 and currently place first among the SE USARL clubs. An Axemen win Saturday would ensure the club has a winning regular season (six games total), and further Jacksonville’s drive to take the first seed in the playoffs next month.

rhinos team_logo The Atlanta Rhinos, at 0-2-1, are tied with the Central Florida Warriors for third place. Defeating Jacksonville Saturday would give the Atlanta club its first win. This matchup, which kicks off at 5:30 p.m., will take place on the UNF Soccer Fields at One UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224.

Tampa travels to Central Florida

mayhem-logo The Tampa Mayhem, at 2-1-0, are currently sitting in second place (behind the Jacksonville Axemen) among SE USARL clubs. The Mayhem hopes to improve the team’s record and solidify its standings in the SE USARL.

1970536_1401584103443511_860189654_n The Central Florida Warriors, at 0-2-1, are tied with the Atlanta Rhinos for third place in the SE USARL. The Warriors are vying for their first win of the 2016 USA Rugby League Season. This game, which kicks off at 6:00 p.m., will take place at Spec Martin Municipal Stadium, 260 East Euclid Ave, DeLand, FL 32724.

Mayhem vs. Warriors, round one Photo credit: Brian C. Cole

Mayhem vs. Warriors, round onePhoto credit: Brian C. Cole

Mayhem Coach Payney talks about Tampa’s matchup Saturday with the Warriors

Tampa Mayhem Coach Daniel “Payney” Payne gives his commentary on his club’s matchup this weekend against the Central Florida Warriors:

Really keen to get up to Central Florida this week took 2/3 to start the year and were on the back of probably our best win since the Mayhem’s inception. We’re really looking to solidify a home semi final coming down to the back end of the year and we can do that this weekend. Been one of our best training weeks of the year with maximum effort after the long weekend hopefully come back with the 2 points and 2 home games up the sleeve.

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P.s… Keep up with the Axemen, Rhinos, Mayhem, Warriors, and the SE USA Rugby League (USARL) this season with the help of Rugby Wrap Up. To learn more about the Jacksonville Axemen, please visit the club’s website. For more information about the Atlanta Rhinos, please visit the club’s website. To learn more about more information about the Central Florida Warriors, please visit the team’s website. For more information about the Tampa Mayhem, please visit the club’s website. For additional information about the USARL, please visit the organization’s website.

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Mass Comm Grad Student at USF in Tampa Bay, FL (US); write about Rugby as well as Music, Politics, and Weather; Photographer; covers SE Division of USA Rugby League (Atlanta Rhinos,, Jacksonville Axemen, Lakeland Renegades, Southwest Florida Copperheads and the Tampa Mayhem); works with Tampa Mayhem & Tampa Bay Krewe RFC.

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