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.[1] They will play home games at the Red Bull Arena.

New York Rugby League
Club information
Full nameNew York City Rugby League Football Club
Short nameNYC
Founded2019 (2019)
Current details
CompetitionLeague 1


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.[2]

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.[3] [4]

See also


  1. Walter, Brad (17 October 2019). "New York bid sizing up USA players for shot at Super League".
  2. Bower, Aaron (16 October 2017). "New York team aiming to emulate Toronto move into League 1 ranks". The Guardian.
  3. "Overseas Clubs Update". Rugby Football League. 20 May 2019.
  4. Davidson, Neil (29 July 2019). "New Ottawa rugby league team now expected to take the field in 2021".
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