2009 Atlantic Cup

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2009 (2009) Atlantic Cup  ()
2009 Atlantic Cup logo
Number of teams 2
Host country  United States
Winner  United States

Matches played 1
Attendance 3,500 (Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",". per match)
Points scored 59 (59 per match)
Tries scored 10 (10 per match)
Top scorer United States Nate Smith (18)
Top try scorer United States Kei Misipeka (3)

The 2009 Atlantic Cup, known as the Hotels of Jacksonville Atlantic Cup for sponsorship purposes,[1] was the first Atlantic Cup rugby league football tournament. It was held on November 14, 2009 at Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida.[2] This inaugural contest was a single test between the United States and Jamaica.[3][4] The event was deemed a success, and sponsors hoped the Atlantic Cup would become an annual event, with other developing rugby league nations such as South Africa and Japan competing.[2][5] It was followed by the 2010 Atlantic Cup, which featured the United States, Jamaica, and Canada.


1500 EDT / UTC -4
United States  37 – 22  Jamaica
Tries: Keiki Misipeka (3)
Nate Smith (2)
Michael Cartwright
Goals: Nate Smith (5)
John Grace
Field Goals:Derrick Roma
Report Tries: Wayne Rettie (2)
Jamaine Wray
Michael Brown
Goals: Jamaine Wray (2)
Danny Thomas
Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Attendance: 3,500[6]
Referee: Ben Thaler England[7]
Man of the Match: Nate Smith


United States 2009 Atlantic Cup squad
Squad Standby Reserves Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coaches

  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)

Updated: 4 November 2009
Source(s): American Rugby News[8]

Jamaica 2009 Atlantic Cup squad
Squad Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coach

  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)

Updated: 11 November 2009
Source(s): American Rugby News[9][10]

External links

  • https://archive.is/20110713092405/http://www.jaxaxe.com/Home/tabid/129/newsid540/326/Default.aspx
  • http://www.rlef.eu.com/news.php?id=1146
  • https://web.archive.org/web/20110715212911/http://www.rugbyleague.com/rugby-league-news/317


  1. ^ "Rugby League Europe Federation". Rlef.eu.com. 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2010-09-05.
  2. ^ a b "USA National Rugby League team to play a full international in Jacksonville, Florida". Rugby League European Federation. 2009-09-25. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
  3. ^ "USA to Play Jamaica in Jacksonville". Jacksonville Axemen. 2009-09-24. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
  4. ^ "USA to play Jamaica in Florida". rugbyleague.com. 2009-09-25. Archived from the original on 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
  5. ^ "Jamaicans confirm squad for Atlantic Cup". NRL.com. 2009-11-07. Retrieved 2010-09-05.
  6. ^ "USA beats Jamaica". Americanrugbynews.com. Archived from the original on 2010-01-27. Retrieved 2010-09-05.
  7. ^ "Top ref for Tomahawks game". Americanrugbynews.com. 2009-11-09. Retrieved 2010-09-05.
  8. ^ "USA names team". Americanrugbynews.com. Retrieved 2010-09-05.
  9. ^ ARN staff writers (2009-11-11). "Jamaica team for Tomahawks Test". American Rugby News. Retrieved 5 December 2009.
  10. ^ "Jamaica Announces Squad for USA game". Jamaica Rugby League. Archived from the original on 27 December 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2009.
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