BOSTON, Mass. – The Boston 13s rugby team clinched a spot in the upcoming USA Rugby League Championship, which will take place on Saturday, August 29 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Boston defeated Philadelphia, 20-12, en route to a North Conference championship, and will play Atlanta – a team that is currently in its second year of competition. Atlanta defeated the CFL Warriors, 32-28, to capture the South Championship.
According to Atlanta’s team page, this will be the initial meeting between the two teams. Last season, Atlanta earned a spot in the USARL Final, but fell to Philadelphia, 30-18.
Boston’s last appearance in the championship occurred in 2012, however, the squad was unable to capture the league crown.
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