North v South: Preview
The American National Rugby League’s newest All Star game is set to go ahead Saturday in the Philadelphia area.
The North v South match will pit the best players from the northern region of the Atlantic Conference against the best from the southern region.
Included on the rosters for both teams are seven players who have represented the USA’s national team the Tomahawks.
National team coaching staff will be at the game to scout for potential new talent to add to the AMNRL’s Elite Player Squad looking ahead to next year’s Rugby League World Cup.
There are plans to build on this matchup to potentially make it an annual two game-series with one match played in the north and the other in the south.
Following a lengthy dry spell, there has been some recent rain in the area and with the mercury regularly hitting the 90 degree mark, the field at the home of the Bucks County Sharks in Levittown, PA, is in better condition than expected for the contest.
The game is scheduled for a 1p EST kickoff.
NORTH ALL STARS SQUAD:
Don Anderson, Luke Baron, Gareth Gibbs, Charlie Rizzo, Peter Roses, Will Garcia, Mike Schacter, Giovanni Pagliari (Connecticut Wildcats), Joel Venables, Matt Reilly, Robert Ploth, Michael Klostermann, Adam Wendland, Phil Giuliano, Aaron Sylver, Stephen Johnson, Carl Mariuz, Andrew Bourhill, Fred Vero (Northern Raiders)
Coach: Curtis Cunz
SOUTH ALL STARS SQUAD:
Zac Padgett, Dan Johnson, Ryan Sodano, Brian McCall, Dean Schofield, Jeff Pesature (Bucks County Sharks), Bryan Confer, Cory Mayo, Kevin Wiggins, Darren Lewis, Alejandro Valentin, Joe McElvary, John Blythe (Pennsylvania Bulls), Pat Robison, Ed Fua, Chris Frazier (Northern Virginia Eagles)
Coach: Phil Shipos/Steve Thompson
AMNRL North v South All Stars
Saturday, July 21, 2012
1p EST kickoff
Shark Park - Falls Township Community Park
9125 Mill Creek Road, Levittown, PA, 19055