UNITED STATES ASSOCIATION OF RUGBY LEAGUE
Rugby league in usa
In 1998, the first formally structured domestic competition was launched by the newly established governing body Super League America, which later became the United States Rugby League (USRL) and then the American National Rugby League (AMNRL). It was an amateur organization and the main driving force behind it was former St George Dragons (Sydney) player David Niu.
The USARL was formed in 2011 and by 2014 was officially recognised as the new national governing body. The USA qualified for the 2013 and 2017 World Cups with 2013 being its best showing reaching the quarterfinals where they were beaten by the eventual champions Australia.
The USARL was founded in 2011 as an 8 team competition along the East coast of the United States ranging from as far South in Jacksonville up to North in Boston. As of 2020 the league has grown to 11 teams with a North and South conference and developmental regions in the Mid-West and in California.
USA's National Team is the Hawks.