Canada Wolverines defeat USA Hawks 22-10 in men's rugby league international

TAMPA, Fla. — The Canada Wolverines defeated the USA Hawks 22-10 in a men's rugby league international Saturday.

Canada led 10-6 at the break at the Tampa Sportsplex, extending the lead to 16-6 with a converted try early in the second half. A try by Kevin Reed Jr. cut the Canada lead to 16-10 but the Canadians scored under the posts late in the game to increase their lead.

The Canadians, who have not seen action since a 2019 tour to Serbia, are building toward next year's Americas Championship, which doubles as a 2025 World Cup qualifier for the region.

Rugby league is the 13-player version of the code, as opposed to 15-player rugby union. It is played primarily in Australia, England and New Zealand.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 5, 2022.

The Canadian Press