USA Wheelchair Rugby League (USA WhRL) Head Coach - Geoff Mason has chosen his 14-player extended squad that will travel to Myrtle Beach, SC to play two full international matches against Wales Wheelchair RL Friday, February 2nd & Saturday, February 3rd 2024.
This will be the first world-ranking matches that Wales Rugby League has ever played in the Americas, the first time that the Wales Wheelchair side has ever played outside of Britain and France, the first Wheelchair international matches to be played in the Americas and the first two international rugby league matches planned anywhere in the world in 2024. The matches will be the main event at the inaugural “The Beers of America – Adaptive Sports Festival” in conjunction with Visit Myrtle Beach Tourism.
USA head coach Geoff Mason can't wait to host the Welsh. He said: "USA WhRL looks forward to matching ourselves against the internationally third-ranked, Wales Wheelchair RL. As pool opponents in the last Rugby League World Cup, we had a tremendous battle with them and anticipate another memorable clash.”
Jasmine Townsend, the newly appointed USA team manager, who was present for at last year's World Cup, adds: "We are excited to have a rematch against Wales Wheelchair RL in Myrtle Beach this winter. It will be a challenge playing the third-ranked team again; but one that we are looking forward to."