The 2017 USA Rugby League season is the seventh season of the USA Rugby League National Premiership competition, and its third as the undisputed top-level rugby league competition in the United States. Twelve teams compete for the USARL Championship. The season began on Saturday, June 3, and concluded with the Championship Final on Saturday, August 26.

2017 USARL Season
LeagueUSA Rugby League
2017 season
ChampionsAtlanta Rhinos

Team changes


The Bucks County Sharks and the DC Slayers folded after the 2016 season bringing the number of teams down to 12.

Regular season


Teams in the North Conference play in an eight-round regular season with semi-finals on August 5 and final on August 12. South Conference teams play a six-round regular season with semi-finals on July 29 and final on August 12[1]

Qualified to Playoffs

Week 1

Home Score Away Match information
Date and time (Local) Venue
White Plains Wombats 58-12   Boston Thirteens 3 Jun 2017, 2:00PM Blind Brook Elementary School
  Northern Virginia Eagles 96-22   Delaware Black Foxes 3 Jun 2017, 4:00PM Stonewall Park
  Rhode Island Rebellion 6-74   New York Knights 3 Jun 2017,
  Central Florida Warriors   Tampa Mayhem 3 Jun 2017, 5:00PM Spec Martin Stadium
  Atlanta Rhinos   Jacksonville Axemen 3 Jun 2016, 5:00PM Atlanta Silverbacks Park
  Brooklyn Kings 42-6   Philadelphia Fight 4 Jun 2016, 6:30PM Bushwick Inlet Park



The Atlanta Rhinos defeated the New York Knights 32-18 in the grand final to become the 2017 USARL National Champions.[2]


  1. ^ "USA Rugby League - USARL - XIIIs NORTH Conference". Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Atlanta Rhinos win USA National Championship". Retrieved 28 August 2017.