Thursday, 20 June 2019

USA Season : 2019 (Rounds 1 to 4)

This competition is not getting proper coverage at the official site, but is getting it on a Wiki page entitled '2019 USARL Season' if you wish to follow it from there. Otherwise, yours truly will also be doing periodic updates although not as often as the Wiki one.

Here are the games so far. Blue shading is for the Northern Conference and yellow the Southern one. One game in round three was called off due to weather. I don't know whether (no pun intended) it will be replayed or points shared.


2019 Results



R1 Lakeland Renegades 16 Tampa Mayhem 30


SW Florida Copperheads 14 Jacksonville Axemen 42



R2 Philidelphia Fight 38 Nthn Virginia Eagles 34


White Plains Wombats 34 Delaware Black Foxes 44

Brooklyn Kings 36 Boston 13s 12

Lakeland Renegades 22 Atlanta Rhinos 18

Tampa Mayhem 12 Jacksonville Axemen 52



R3 Nthn Virginia Eagles 12 Brooklyn Kings 62


Delaware Black Foxes 38 Philidelphia Fight 34

Boston 13s 50 White Plains Wombats 30

Jacksonville Axemen 106 Lakeland Renegades 4

Atlanta Rhinos NR SW Florida Copperheads



R4 Boston 13s 34 Delaware Black Foxes 18


White Plains Wombats 32 Nthn Virginia Eagles 36

Brooklyn Kings 84 Philidelphia Fight 12

SW Florida Copperheads 32 Tampa Mayhem 24

Atlanta Rhinos 0 Jacksonville Axemen 70



As for the standings, Up north, the Brooklyn Kings lead from the Boston 13s  and Delaware Black Foxes. At the other end of the table the White plains Wombats are yet to register a point despite being competitive in all matches.

Meanwhile in more southerly locations, The Jacksonville Axemen are well ahead as expected. As this division has byes and now a weather disruption, the number of games played is uneven. Some have only played twice after four rounds.


Northern Conference

3 – 6 Brooklyn Kings 1 Looking good yet again

3 – 4 Boston 13s 2 Doing OK

3 – 4 Delaware Black Foxes 3 Surprisingly strong start

3 – 2 Nthn Virginia Eagles 4 Not flying high yet

3 – 2 Philidelphia Fight 5 Disappointing so far

3 – 0 White Plains Wombats 6 Need to stop digging

Southern Conference

4 – 8 Jacksonville Axemen 1 Can anyone stop them?

2 – 2 SW Florida Copperheads 2 Looking good

3 – 2 Tampa Mayhem 3 Solid start

3 – 2 Lakeland Renegades 4 New team going OK

2 – 0 Atlanta Rhinos 5 Season yet to get going

For the ladder:


Standings (NC)

2019 season Tot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Brooklyn Kings 6 2 2 2







Delaware Black Foxes 4 2 2 0







Boston 13s 4 0 2 2







Philidelphia Fight 2 2 0 0







Nthn Virginia Eagles 2 0 0 2







White Plains Wombats 0 0 0 0







Standings (SC)
2019 season Tot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Jacksonville Axemen 8 2 2 2 2






SW Florida Copperheads 2 0 b - 2






Lakeland Renegades 2 0 2 0 b






Tampa Mayhem 2 2 0 b 0






Atlanta Rhinos 0 b 0 - 0





UK League One Attendances 2019 (Progress Report)

As of late June, 2019, attendances in the UK League One third division are starting to take on some meaning. There have been 60 games played, a total average of 650 per match. There are three less sides playing in the 2019 season and five down on 2017.

Newcastle continues to grow nicely and hopefully that will continue. Workington have benefited from a derby match, putting them second.  There are some interesting matches played in League One and new sides may join in 2020. If a team from Ottawa does join this division, it will lift attendances by some way until its promotion to the Championship. Bradford and York coming up did hit the average attendance.

The list will be updated every few months during the season. It covers the two previous seasons in full against the 2019 progress figures. Going to the UK Attendances label to the right of your screen will give all sorts of attendance data. Last updated 20.06.19

LEAGUE ONE

2019 2018 2017
1 Newcastle 1,085 Bradford 3,574 Toronto 6,960
2 Workington 1,049 York 1,624 York 1,092
3 Keighley 920 Newcastle 991 Newcastle 900
4 Whitehaven 817 Doncaster 830 Barrow 889
5 Doncaster 633 Workington 782 Keighley 808
6 Oldham 619 Keighley 781 Whitehaven 673
7 Hunslet 619 Whitehaven 752 Workington 654
8 London Sk 390 Hunslet 616 Doncaster 562
9 Coventry 387 Oldham 505 London Skol 453
10 North Wales 334 Coventry 387 Hunslet 413
11 West Wales 236 London Skol 381 Coventry 366
12
North Wales 374 North Wales 342
13
West Wales 318 South Wales 229
14
Hemel 177 Gloucester 212
15

Oxford 136
16

Hemel 118

Matches 60 Matches 182 Matches 176
Total 38,906 Total 157,191 Total 164,662
Avg 650 Avg 864 Avg 936