Warriors take USARL 9’s Championship honors in SOUTH

Central Florida Warriors are the inaugural SOUTH 9s Champions after defeating the Atlanta Rhinos 20-0..
Warriors take USARL 9’s Championship honors in SOUTH

The Central Florida Warriors jumped out to a 20-0 Lead and held on to beat the Atlanta Rhinos in the finals in the USA Rugby League Southern 9s Tournament

Jacksonville went into the playoffs in the second seed (1-1-1) versus the Central Florida Warriors (1-2). The game started off well for the Axemen with a 12-4 lead at the half, but the Warriors made a comeback, scoring 3 more tries for a 14-12 win and a ticket to the final. In the other semi-final, Atlanta Rhinos 3-0 narrowly defeated the Tampa Mayhem 0-3 but simply couldn't match Central Florida Warriors in the final game.

The Warriors kept their Cinderella story alive in the final, completely dominating the Rhinos with a 20-0 win to become the first USARL South 9’s Champions

Game Timing: 1st Half: 9 Min, Halftime: 5 Min, 2nd Half: 9 Min Change Over: 2 min

Complete Tournament Results

Game 1: 3:30PM – Tampa Mayhem v Atlanta Rhinos
Result: Tampa 16 Atlanta 18

Game 2: 3:55PM – Jacksonville Axemen v Central Florida Warriors
Result: Jacksonville 22  Central Florida 12

Game 3: 4:20PM -Tampa Mayhem v Jacksonville Axemen
Result:Tampa 16   Jacksonville 16

Game 4: 4:45PM – Central Florida Warriors v Atlanta Rhinos
Result: Central Florida 4  Atlanta 10

Game 5: 5:10PM -Tampa Mayhem v Central Florida Warriors
Result: Tampa 14  Central Florida 28

Game 6: 5:35PM – Jacksonville Axemen v Atlanta Rhinos
Result: Jacksonville 10  Atlanta 12

FINALS Results

Playoffs Semi Final 1: 1v4 – 6:40 PM Atlanta v Tampa
Result: Atlanta 16  Tampa 14

Playoffs Semi Final 2: 2v3 – 7:05 PM  Jacksonville v Central Florida
Result: Jacksonville 12  Central Florida 14

Southern 9s Championship – 7:30 PM  Atlanta versus Central Florida
Result: Atlanta 0  Central Florida 20