USARL: Tampa Mayhem v Atlanta Rhinos in Season Finale

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The Tampa Mayhem took time Tuesday to prepare for the Atlanta Rhinos. Photo Credit: Brian C. Cole
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TAMPA, FL – The Tampa Mayhem will host the Atlanta Rhinos Saturday, 30 July in the regular season finale for both teams. This game between two Southern Conference (SC) USA Rugby League (USARL) clubs, which kicks off at 5 p.m., will take place at Tampa Catholic High School, which serves as the home field for the Mayhem.

mayhem-logo The Tampa Mayhem, currently 3-2-0, and ranked second in the SC USARL, have a chance to secure its first winning regular season with a victory over Atlanta.

rhinos team_logo The Atlanta Rhinos, at 1-3-1, and ranked third in the SC USARL, have the chance to secure a second win for 2016, and end the pre-playoff portion of the 2016 USARL Season with a victory.

Mayhem vs. Rhinos prep
The Tampa Mayhem took time Tuesday to prepare for the Atlanta Rhinos. Photo Credit: Brian C. Cole

RWU speaks with Tampa’s Billy Nielsen about Saturday’s game against Atlanta

Rugby Wrap Up (RWU) had the opportunity on Thursday afternoon to speak with Tampa Mayhem Assistant Coach Billy Nielsen about Tampa’s readiness for Saturday’s game against the Atlanta Rhinos:

Nielsen: “The boys are well-rested after the bye week last Saturday, and we are looking to finishing up the regular season with a win in front of the home crowd.”

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More Tampa Mayhem vs. Atlanta Rhinos preparation; Photo Credit: Brian C. Cole

2016 USARL Playoffs begin Saturday 06 August

The following Saturday, 06 August, marks the start of the 2016 USARL Playoffs. The Mayhem have secured home-field advantage for the first round of games, earning the second seed in the SC USARL.

Assuming the Jacksonville Axemen, who host the Central Florida Warriors this Saturday come away with the win (which is not a given), Atlanta is assured the number three seed, setting the stage for a Mayhem-Rhinos rematch the following Saturday.

Links to more information about the clubs, the SC USARL, and RWU

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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.