Everything you need to know about the proposed New York team

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Ricky Wilby was behind New York's application to join the RFL ranks

New York want to enter League 1 in 2022, and we have listed everything you need to know about the club.

The New York Rugby League consortium, headed up by Yorkshireman Ricky Wilby, have had their bid to join Ottawa Aces in the third tier of the English game in 2021 knocked back but they hope to join the Rugby Football League ranks in the following season.

Here is everything you need to know about New York:

  • They will put together a full-time team next year
  • New York are drawing up a fixture list of between 20 and 205 games to prepare them for their entry to League 1 in 2022
  • Wilby says investors remain committed for at least next five years
  • New York set to play first competitive matches in 2021 Challenge Cup
  • They will hold Challenge Cup sixth round draw on Monday
  • The club plan to host three NRL clubs next February and play other exhibition matches throughout the year
  • Club plan to use a university stadium for opening rounds of the Cup
  • NRL matches to be played at Red Bull Stadium, which will become their permanent home
  • New York expect to announce an overseas coach in April
  • They will offer minimum two-year contracts to players
  • The club will have the potential to spend the full salary cap in 2021
  • Club hoping to broadcast either online or on TV next year

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