The 14 teams taking part in the new North American Rugby League competition

11th March 2020, John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield, England; Coral Challenge Cup Round 5, Toronto Wolfpack v Huddersfield Giants : Chase Stanley of Toronto Wolfpack poses for a pictures with the fans following the win over Huddersfield Giants

The North American Rugby League competition will have 14 teams taking part in its inaugural season.

The NARL will be a 14-team competition that will play its first round of games on the weekend of June 19 in Brooklyn and June 20 in Las Vegas.

Teams from across the USA and Canada will compete in three conferences – the East Coast Conference, the West Coast Conference and the Canada Cup.

All games will be broadcast on NARL’s exclusive online streaming partner Sportsflick.

East Coast Conference

Atlanta Rhinos (@AtlantaRhinos)

Boston Thirteens (@Boston13s)

Brooklyn Kings (@BrooklynKingsRL)

Cleveland Rugby League (@clerugbyleague)

New York Rugby League (@newyork_RL)

Washington Cavalry

West Coast Conference

Austin Armadillos (@ArmadilloRugby)

Las Vegas Blackjacks (@BlackjackRugby)

Phoenix Venom (@PhxVenomRugby)

Portland Loggers (@LoggerRugby)

San Diego Swell (@SwellRugby)

San Francisco Rush (@SF_RushRugby)

Canada Cup

Toronto Wolfpack (@TOwolfpack)

Ottawa Aces (@ottawaaces)

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  1. They’re basically incorporating Toronto Wolfpack and Ottawa Aces into the existing USARL amateur competition. This could be good for the competition itself since it’s been a complete mess and their online presentation and accessability is abysmal and progressively worsened over the past few years.

    If Wolfpack and Aces are smart about this, they should treat this as their minor league and make their presence in it permanent. Have one team in Europe and another team playing in the NARL to be used to grow the sport locally and develop players, especially domestic players. That is still the glaring hole in Eric Perez’s plans, he does not recognize the importance of having Canadians playing on the team.

    Soccer and European basketball clubs will play their domestic league and the continental championship at the same time, usually using the same roster. In this case, Wolfpack and Aces don’t even need to have to same roster per se. Doing this shouldn’t be hard, they need to have two different coaching and organizing staff to handle each separately when they finally enter the RFL comp.

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