California Rugby League

The California Rugby League (CRL) are an independent rugby league football league based in California, USA.

California Rugby League
SportRugby league
Number of teams4
Country United States


On August 6, 1987, Veterans Memorial Stadium, Long Beach hosted an exhibition match for the 1987 State of Origin series between New South Wales and Queensland. New South Wales defeated Queensland 30-18 in front of an attendance of 12,349.[1]
In 2011, the USA Rugby League started a developmental competition with 9 teams. Two of those teams were from California, the Los Angeles Raiders and Orange County Outlaws.[2]
Founded in 2018, the California Rugby League wanted to bring back a sport that had been missing from the state of California. On December 7, 2019, the CRL will have their first set of matches, between Sacramento and Santa Rosa and the Los Angeles Mongrel and San Francisco Savage, at Boxer Stadium in San Francisco.[3] The CRL will also be running youth clinics in Los Angeles at Marina Vista Park on November 9th and San Francisco at Balboa Park on December 7th.[4]


Los Angeles Mongrel
Sacramento Immortals
San Francisco Savage
Club Founded City (MSA) State Venue Titles
Los Angeles Mongrel2019Los AngelesCalifornia-N/A
Sacramento Immortals2019SacramentoCalifornia-N/A
San Francisco Savage2019San FranciscoCalifornia-N/A
Santa Rosa2019Santa RosaCalifornia-N/A


Los Angeles Mongrel 2019:


  • 14 = Addonis Johnson
  • 15 = Aubric Meyer
  • 16 = Allen Corruth
  • 17 = Alex Nolasco


  • 18 = Elijah Tchilembe
  • 19 = Aaron Varsanyi
  • 20 = Tim Chavez

San Francisco Savage 2019:


  • 14 = Estephan Tuamasaga
  • 15 = Siupeli Sakali
  • 16 = Tiger Vailala
  • 17 = Mikaele Lomano


  • 18 = Solomone Kepa
  • 19 = Meli Ratumaimuri
  • 20 = Josaia Ratu
  • 21 = Tookey Stevenson
  • 22 = Lisiate Huihui
  • 23 = Meiohihifo Kuli

See also


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