Boston vs New York. It’s the greatest rivalry in American sport, and this weekend marks the beginning of the USARL’s own edition, when ’The Greatest Bar’ Boston 13s play the new kids on the block, Brooklyn Kings.
The 13s are coming off a resounding home victory against the Blues, while the Kings managed a 30 all draw with the Rebellion in Providence.
Boston’s side will be strengthened significantly with the inclusion of many key players. International representatives Gully Campbell [Jamaica] and Shane Begin [USA] make their long awaited return, as do Anthony MacQueston and AJ Mudford, after completing a very successful rugby campaign with New England College.
Newest import, Reece Purcell, will also debut, having arrived on Thursday from Australia.
This match holds a lot of ‘unknowns’ for Coach Peers and his men, only having the round one result as reference. One thing is for certain though, Brooklyn will be well prepared and looking to impress in their first outing on home turf.
Boston 13s Squad
Jake ALLAN, Shane BEGIN, Elijah BREWER, Gully CAMPBELL, Patrick CANTY, Chris CARTER, Joe COLETTA, John FAVARA, Ryan FORGIONE, Tyler IERARDI, Conor LEAHY, Anthony MACQUESTON, Mo MASCARY, Trevor MCKENZIE, AJ MUDFORD, Chris PITTMAN, Zakk POWERS, Reece PURCELL, Greg RICHER, Matt SHIPWAY