Atlanta Rhinos and Jacksonville Axemen Win USARL Away Games vs Tampa Mayhem and Central Florida Warriors

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USARL... United States Rugby LeagueTAMPA, FL – The Atlanta Rhinos and Jacksonville Axemen both won on the road Saturday.  Atlanta traveled to Tampa and defeated the Mayhem 42-24, and the Axemen took a road trip to DeLand to clinch the win 42-10 over the Central Florida Warriors.

Tampa keeps it close, then Atlanta pulls away

Atlanta Rhinos, after defeating Tampa Mayhem

Atlanta Rhinos, after defeating Tampa Mayhem

The Tampa Mayhem kept the game against the Atlanta Rhinos close through halftime, with the Rhinos only six points ahead of the Mayhem.  However, Atlanta took control during the second half, and won the game 42-24.

With Atlanta’s win, the Rhinos, now 2-0-0, are now the only undefeated club in the Southern Conference (SC) of the USA Rugby League (USARL).  Tampa falls to 1-1-0.  Atlanta will travel to DeLand to take on the Central Florida Warriors this coming Saturday, 17 June 2017.  Tampa will take a trip to Jacksonville for a matchup against the Axemen.

Jacksonville defeats Central Florida to clinch its first win

Jacksonville Axemen prep for Central Florida Warriors

Jacksonville Axemen prep for Central Florida Warriors

The Jacksonville Axemen defeated the Central Florida Warriors Saturday to earn its first win of the 2017 USARL season.  While the halftime score was fairly close (16-6), the Axemen pulled away from the Warriors to win the game 42-10.

The Axemen’s win improves Jacksonville to 1-1-0 for 2017, while the Warriors drop to 0-2-0.  This Saturday, 17 June 2017, Jacksonville will host Tampa, and Central Florida will have a home game against Atlanta.


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To learn more about the teams:
-Atlanta Rhinos: please visit the club’s website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.
Jacksonville Axemen: please check out the team’s website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.
Central Florida Warriors: please visit the club’s website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.
Tampa Mayhem, please check out the team’s website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.
USARL links: Website, Facebook, Twitter

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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, Central Florida Warriors, Jacksonville Axemen, Tampa Mayhem); works with Tampa Mayhem & Tampa Bay Krewe RFC.
  • Gotta love a squad named after Rhinos. And some of those boys are built like they could tackle one!

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