New York City Rugby League
The New York City Rugby League Football Club are an American professional rugby league team due to compete in the Rugby Football League's League 1 in 2021 and will be the first American professional rugby league club. They will play home games at the Red Bull Arena.
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It was first announced in October, 2017 that a New York consortium is to follow in the footsteps of the first transatlantic rugby league team, Canadian side, Toronto Wolfpack with a view to entering the Rugby Football League's League 1 in 2019.
On the 20 May 2019 the Rugby Football League released a statement on both the overseas clubs, Ottawa Stags & New York RLFC stating that Ottawa had been accepted, in principle, to join League 1 in 2020 while New York had a change in ownership structure and without existing operations was encouraged to work toward entry to the 2021 League 1 season, along with Ottawa who was deemed not ready for 2020.
- Walter, Brad (17 October 2019). "New York bid sizing up USA players for shot at Super League". NRL.com.
- Bower, Aaron (16 October 2017). "New York team aiming to emulate Toronto move into League 1 ranks". The Guardian.
- "Overseas Clubs Update". Rugby Football League. 20 May 2019.
- Davidson, Neil (29 July 2019). "New Ottawa rugby league team now expected to take the field in 2021". Globalnews.ca.