USARL: Axemen battle Warriors, hope to host SC USARL Championship

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JACKSONVILLE, FL – On Saturday, 06 August, the Jacksonville Axemen (6-0-0), will battle against the Central Florida Warriors (0-5-1). Scheduled to kick off at 5:30 p.m., game takes place on the the University of North Florida soccer fields.

What each club can gain by winning Saturday’s game

Axemen vs. Warriors
The Jacksonville Axemen; Credit: Jacksonville Axemen/Alvarez Imaging

Should the Jacksonville Axemen earn the victory, the first-place club will improve to 7-0-0. Also, Jacksonville will host the Southern Conference (SC) USA Rugby League (USARL) Championship Game next Saturday, 13 August, at UNF.

Axemen vs. Warriors
The Central Florida Warriors; Credit: Central Florida Warriors

If the fourth-place Central Florida Warriors wins the game, their team would secure its first win of 2016. In addition to the win, the Warriors would bring the SC USARL Championship to Spec Martin Municipal Stadium home to DeLand, FL.

As a result, the victor from this game will meet Saturday’s winner from the Tampa Mayhem vs. Atlanta Rhinos contest in the SC USARL Championship. Unless there are weather delays, the Mayhem vs. Rhinos contest should wrap up prior to the start of Saturday’s second game.

Axemen Head Coach talks with RWU about his club’s game

On Thursday, Jacksonville Axemen Head Coach Ben Nicoll took time to talk with Rugby Wrap Up (RWU) about the game Saturday against Central Florida. From his words, one can tell Nicoll refuses to take anything for granted this weekend.

Nicoll: “On Saturday, we [Jacksonville Axemen] expect a big challenge from the Warriors. In this semi-final playoff game, anything can happen. Therefore, we are looking forward to playing this game in front of a big home crowd. Hopefully, we can put on a good show for them. As for Central Florida, they are still a physical side. In order to win, we will have to switch on all of our gears for the full 80 minutes.”

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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 the Central Florida Warriors, please visit the team’s website. For more information about the Tampa Mayhem, please visit the team’s website. For additional information about the USA Rugby League (USARL), please visit the USARL website.

About Brian C. Cole 52 Articles
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.