Cleveland Rugby League

The Cleveland Rugby League are an American professional rugby league football club based in Cleveland, Ohio. They are a founding member of the new North American Rugby League that will begin on June 19, 2021.

Cleveland Rugby League
Club information
Full nameCleveland Rugby League
Nickname(s)Cleveland
ColoursBullscolours.svg Red, yellow and black
Founded2018; 3 years ago (2018)
Websitewww.clevelandrugbyleague.com
Current details
Ground(s)
  • Cleveland Rovers RFC (N/A)
CoachGlenn Morrison
CaptainMonte Gaddis

HistoryEdit

The Cleveland Rugby League team were first established in 2018 by Toronto Wolfpack trialist, Monte Gaddis. Initially they planned to start the Midwest Rugby League Conference where they would play a rugby league 9s game against the Chicago Stockyarders.[1]

Cleveland's first match was against USA Rugby League club, the Northern Virginia Eagles.[2]

On 31 March 2021 it was announced a new professional North American Rugby League competition with 14 teams taking part, including Cleveland Rugby League.[3]

On 19 April 2021 it was announced that experienced Australian coach Glenn Morrison had been appointed as Director of Rugby;[4] Morrison has previously been head coach at Dewsbury Rams, in the RFL Championship and the Jamaican national team.

PlayersEdit

Current SquadEdit

2021 NARL season squad;

  • Cory Graham
  • Dayne Karlovec
  • Brent Coles
  • Zack Forro
  • Ve'shaun Glover
  • Daejon Street
  • Monte Gaddis
  • Jonathan Torres
  • Jalen Peeples

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lowe, Brian (2 September 2020). "Rugby league to debut in Cleveland USA". Rugby League Planet.
  2. ^ Lowe, Brian (6 September 2020). "NOVA Eagles show class in Cleveland exhibition game". Rugby League Planet.
  3. ^ "Organizers announce formation of 14-team pro North American Rugby League". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 31 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Glenn Morrison becomes director of rugby at Cleveland". Love Rugby League. 19 Apr 2021. Retrieved 20 Apr 2021.

External linksEdit